"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.
Ritual bath traditionally visited by a bride prior to her wedding; also used regularly by Jews who observe the laws of family purity; and used during 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.
"Acceptance of the commandments;" a ger's intent to live a Jewish life.