m'gayer (mi-GAH-yehr) listen


  • v. (With auxiliary verb 'to be') Convert (someone else) to Judaism.

  • adj. Converted to Judaism.

  • n. A person or entity that converts someone to Judaism.

  • n. A convert to Judaism.

  • v. Convert (oneself) to Judaism.

Example Sentences

  • "The Rabbanut and other reputable botei din refuse to be megayer children whose parents are not both Jewish, as being raised in the home of a gentile parent obviously compromises the Torah quality of the home." (source)

  • "In some cases, the non-Jewish partner does magayer to Judaism and in some cases they do not." (source)

  • "[T]his person was M’Gayer by the Bnei Brak Beis Din under some of the biggest Gedolei Yisroel." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • מגייר megayyer '(to) convert'

    • 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)


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      megayer, megayar, megayeir, magayer, magayar, magayeir, m'gayer, m'gayar, m'gayeir, megayyer, megayyar, megayyeir, magayyer, magayyar, magayyeir


  • Does not conjugate in English.

    See also meguyar.

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