The process of converting to Judaism.
“Righteous convert.” Refers to someone who has converted to Judaism.
"Happiness." Refers to any happy occasion.
Lit. a resident stranger, a non-Jewish inhabitant of the Land of Israel who observes the Seven Laws of Noah and has repudiated all links with idolatry.
Symbolic drawing of a drop of blood for the Covenant of Circumcision.
beth din, bet din, beis din
Hebrew for "house of judgment", a beit din is a rabbinical court that has jurisdiction in matters of Jewish law.
A ritual pool or gathering of waters used for ritual immersion to mark a significant life cycle moment, celebration, or transition, or as a component of the conversion ritual. In some Jewish communities, married women immerse each month at the conclusion of their menstrual cycle. Customarily, a bride immerses in a mikvah prior to her wedding and today, both brides and grooms might immerse prior to their wedding. Some people immerse to prepare for Shabbat or holidays. There are many creative rituals for using the mikvah at any significant lifecycle moment. Immersion in a mikvah is also a final step in the conversion process; a natural body of water also can serve as a mikvah. Plural: mikvaot.
Immersion in a ritual bath (mikvah) or any natural body of water which also can serve as a mikvah.