Alternative Spellings

giyyur, giur


  • The act of converting to Judaism.
  • Conversion ceremony

Example Sentences

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

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew



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).

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