ger tzedek

Definitions

  • n. A "righteous convert" to Judaism.

Example Sentences

  • So, I gather he's a ger tzedek, since he mentioned growing up Catholic?

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • גר צדק

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      ger tsedek

Notes

  • Mentioned in the 13th blessing of the Amidah, "Tzaddikim": "v'al gerei hatzedek..."

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