Category talk:Jewish American writers

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Inclusion[edit]

I'm curious as to the criteria for inclusion on this page, as I had noted that several writers (notably Roger Lowenstein) were included just because they have Jewish-sounding names and not because of anything particularly Jewish in their subject matter. I'd appreciate some feedback on this.--Mantanmoreland 12:27, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

Eric Hoffer[edit]

Eric Hoffer is listed here as a Jewish American writer; but other apparently reliable sources identify him as a non-Jewish German-American, e.g., http://www.infoisrael.net/cgi-local/text.pl?source=5/c/050220061 . The Wikipedia article dedicated to him identifies him as Jewish only in the link to this Wikipedia list of Jewish American writers, which appears at the end of the article as a result of an automatic sort.Radix49 (talk) 00:15, 15 January 2008 (UTC)Radix49

Morris Rosenfeld[edit]

Just wondering if there's a reason he's listed under the Ms as opposed to the Rs? True, Rosenfeld wasn't the name he was born with, but it's the one he's best known by... I'm going to move him, but if someone wants to move him back I'd like to hear the rationale. Khanele (talk) 23:57, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Never mind— it was due to discrepancies in the category listings in the original article. It's been fixed. Khanele (talk) 00:14, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Religion or ethnicity[edit]

Is this religius or ethnic criteria--Vojvodaeist 10:43, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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Closed. Use WP:CFD for category discussions. Vegaswikian (talk) 08:04, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Category:Jewish American writersCategory:Jewish-American writers — "Jewish American" is the noun, "Jewish-American" is the adjective. Compare African American vs. African-American on Wikipedia (read the last sentence of the second paragraph) and see in the dictionary; plus, compare Jewish American vs. Jewish-American organized crime here on Wikipedia. — the Man in Question (in question) 02:57, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Asian descent category[edit]

ok, what is the deal? Thank you, --Malerooster (talk) 21:47, 20 March 2014 (UTC)