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Generations of Mamzerut

The Rav Name:

Shalom,

On the topic of mamzerim assimilating into the general Jewish community, has it ever been discussed as to the specific number of generations that must pass before the family is considered assimilated?

If so, once the required threshold of generational descent is reached, even if there is unfounded gossip in the community regarding possible Mamzerut, does a presumption of innocence remain in force?

Warm regards,
David

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