giyur (ghee-YOOR)


  • n. The act of converting to Judaism.

  • n. Conversion ceremony.

Example Sentences

  • "The ceremony of giyur takes place under the supervision of a beit din." (source)

  • "Rav Aviner adds that Bayit Yehudi has already stated numerous times the party is in the coalition to advance the tzibur’s agenda, not for other personal gain or advancement and now, with the Giyur Bill knocking on the door it is time for Bayit Yehudi to act appropriately." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • גיור giyur 'convert'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there


      • North America


      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      giur, giyyur

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