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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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Can you say (or link to) more about giyur le'chumra? Is there one standard practice there? Who does this? –  Monica Cellio Jan 27 '13 at 16:54
That's your understanding of the term??? –  Double AA Jan 28 '13 at 20:18
@DoubleAA Yes and from Michoel's suggestion at judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/25824/… . –  felipa Jan 29 '13 at 6:42
@felipa Amazing that you and Torah Lab came to the exact same understanding! torahlab.org/community/article/… –  Double AA Jan 29 '13 at 6:47
@DoubleAA I am not sure I understand. I learnt the meaning from looking it up. –  felipa Jan 29 '13 at 8:18
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