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I am interested to know how giyur le’chumra is different from a standard conversion in practice? Does anyone have any personal experiences?

My understanding of the meaning of giyur le’chumra (from an article I found on Torah Lab) is as follows:

Giyur le’chumra is a term which refers to conversions performed as precautionary measures. They are undertaken when a doubt exists about one’s Jewishness or about the validity of his conversion. Such conversions involve accepting the commandments before a rabbinical court, and immersing in a mikvah.

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