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Giyur le chumra


Rabbi David Sperling

Av 17, 5780
Whats the difference between giyur and chiyur le chumra and what are the must do rules for giyur le chumra man after he done the process of brit
Shalom, Tahnk you for your question. The difference between Giur and Giur L’Chumrah is not in the process of the conversion, but rather in the reason for doing the conversion. That is, a Giur, a conversion, is preformed when a non Jew desires to enter into the fold of the Jewish people. A Giur Le’Chumrah is a “conversion done to be strict”. That is, when we have a case of a person whose Judaism is questionable, we might suggest they undergo a conversion “to be on the safe side” as it were. That might happen, for example, with someone who has doubtful lineage. Or someone who underwent a previous conversion, but we are not certain that it was carried out correctly. In any event, the process is usually the same in both cases. In general, the Bet Din (Jewish court) with whom the convert is converting should be able to answer any practical questions. But, feel free to write to us again if you have further questions that we might be able to help you with.’ Blessings.
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