Hey man... I saw that you added all of those AZA songs back in February. I recently did a total overhaul of the page, and got rid of them. I think it would be a good idea for you to instead put them in a separate page called "Aleph Zadik Aleph songs" or something similar, and then we can link to it from the main page. I'm just trying to keep the main page as professional, concise and encyclopedic as possible. Drop me a line and we can talk about it!
First, please ensure that any new entries on a talkpage go at the BOTTOM of the page - I almost did not see your addition. Second, I have replied to your rude comment on my talkpage - further discussion can take place there, but only if you choose to discuss politely. (talk→←track) 12:31, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
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That site, which I shall not even mention by name, has been removed constantly from the article. It's not notable even one little tiny bit. Editors keep re-adding it; but it won't stay for very long once they do. Please refrain from adding any mention of that ridiculous site to the article, and everything will be super. Thanks :> Doc talk 11:28, 27 March 2011 (UTC)
Hi. Could you tell me why you claim this biography is a non-fiction novel? It's possible that I'm missing something, but do you realize that this snarky classification comes off as sneaky vandalism? I hope you have a source for this. Viriditas (talk) 03:31, 10 July 2011 (UTC)
- I did a little bit of research on this, and I found that all instances of "non-fiction novel" in regards to this book appear to directly trace back to your edits on Wikipedia. Lacking a response and any supporting sources for your claim, I've changed "non-fiction novel" to "historical biography". Your classification of this book as a "non-fiction novel" appears to be part of a larger controversy that exists outside of Wikipedia. Please do not restore it unless you have excellent sources supporting it. Viriditas (talk) 12:29, 10 July 2011 (UTC)
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Hi! I wanted to let you know that we have created an IRC channel for "countering systemic bias one new editor at a time", aka closing the gender gap! Come hang out at #wikimedia-gendergap if that subject interests you. We hope this channel can serve as a safe haven to hang out, talk about Wiki, brainstorming, increasing women's participation in Wikimedia, article alerts and foster friendships. I hope you join us! (And if you need any IRC help, just let me know!) See you there! SarahStierch (talk) 22:34, 21 August 2011 (UTC)
You weren't patronizing, don't worry. My comments on talk pages express my perspective, which is this: Although I know many reliable sources define Judaism as the "religion" of the Jews, I do not. I share the view of some historians and rabbis that Judaism encompasses all of those attitudes, beliefs, actions that mark Jewish identity. I believe that Jews are sharply divided over what "Judaism" is, as well as what are the criteria are for being Jewish - but to me, the point is tha answers to the question "who is a Jew" and "what is Judaism" are intimately connected precisely because the answer, or answers, or whatever the answer is, it depends on what Jews believe, and what Jews believe is a consequence of both their history, relations among themselves, and relations with gentiles.
My problem with popular attempts to define "Jew" and "Judaism" as contrasting or distinct concepts of categories is this: every one I have read assumes a prior definition of "nation" (or "ethnicity" or 'race") and "religion" as if these definitions are objective, when in fact these definitions reflect the historical experience of other nations and religions. In fact, I think the very distinction between nationality and religion is a product of recent European history, and if it reflects the experiences of other places and times, it nevertheless is certainly not universal or objective. Different social scientists and historians may have tried to come up with "objective" definitions of nationality and religion, but these definitions are in my view nevefr objective, they always express a particular point of view that is informed by particular experiences.
That is why, for me, "Jewishness" and "Judaism" are the same thing - I think the underlying distinction between religion and nationality is alien to Jewish history and simply not a very useful way to understand Jews and Jewish history. I think people get hung up on attempts to come up with objective definitions of (and thus distinctions between) Jewishness and Judaism, when the real (really important, really interesting, really meaningful) distinction is between different at times antagonistic or conflicting, understandings of whatever "Jewishness/Judaism" means.
When it comes actually editing articles of course I try to comply with RS and V. I know that many reliable sources express the view that there is a fundamental and objective distinction between Jewishness and Judaism and they should be represented but there are also reliable sources that express my view and - when relevant - they too should be represented.
I am replying to your comment here rather than on the Marx talk page because I do not want to start a huge tangent. You may not share my view. I do not think anything you may say will change my mind, but I am not trying to change your mind, only to explain to you why I use certain words the way I do, in response to your comment. Best, Slrubenstein | Talk 15:41, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
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