n. A "righteous convert" to Judaism.
So, I gather he's a ger tzedek, since he mentioned growing up Catholic?
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
Mentioned in the 13th blessing of the Amidah, "Tzaddikim": "v'al gerei hatzedek..."
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