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Help with new Halakha subject article[edit]

Hi Jon513 Shavua Tov: I have been asked by a new user "...what are your thoughts on heter iska? i would like to wikify it, what are the guidlines on halochos!? are they in the correct categories etc? thanks Chavatshimshon 04:42, 19 November 2006 (UTC)" Could you please look at the Heter iska article and see how it can be improved. Thanks a lot. IZAK 07:08, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

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Orthodox Judaism and feminism[edit]

Hi Jon513: There is an article on Jewish feminism that mentions its connection with Orthodox Judaism, Jewish feminism#Orthodox Judaism and feminism, it seems to be from a Modern Orthodox perspective only, and needs to be broadened. IZAK 03:40, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Hi Jon513 I received something on Practical Jokes that I believe it is from you. What is that about? Also, my contributions on Judaism have been deleted. Some on the subject of Anusim Noalaws

I added more comments in my discussion page. How does one let that know to another? --NoahLaws 15:36, 26 November 2006 (UTC) Noalaws

Messianics again[edit]

Hi Jon513: The Messianic Judaism editors have been busy lately, you may want to know the following. Thanks. IZAK 19:54, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Dispute over Category:WikiProject Messianic Judaism[edit]

Hi Jon513: I am having a difference of opinion with User:Inigmatus who insists that Category:WikiProject Messianic Judaism be a sub-category of Category:WikiProject Judaism. I have tried to edit the page [2], and have even tried a compromise of having it be part of Category:Christian and Jewish interfaith topics instead which would be perfect for it, but each time he reverts me, claiming "We make that call, not you. We're not part of "normative" Christianity either." [3] and this:" "We" is Messianics. either both Judaism and Christain categories, or none go here. We make the call, because Messianics know best what is Messianic." [4], and he adds on Category talk:WikiProject Messianic Judaism#Main categories: "Either Christian and Judaism categories go here, or they both don't. Not one or the other. Messianics do not ascribe to Chrisitanity, and Judaism is an unrelated category. I didn't put either category in, so I request both be removed, but if one is to be listed, then I request both Christianity and Judaism be listed. "We" Messianics have the right to inform the readers who "we" are affiliated with. inigmatus 04:58, 28 November 2006 (UTC)" What do you think should be done? Thanks. IZAK 14:49, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

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Noahide Laws cleanup[edit]

Hi, I was hoping we could collaborate on cleaning splitting and writing up more articles related to 7mBn. I've tagged Noahide laws for a cleanup. I'm not rushing in, I've read them all up, I'm waiting for the readiness of a few others so we can take this on together, and have it featured on the main page sometime. Its possible, there are quite a few of us and will potentialy be a subject of interest. Again, I'm one for words and think the parent article should be Seven Laws of Noach, as in 'Sheva Mitzvas Bnei Noach'. Anything that is should be another 'ism'. Chavatshimshon 01:25, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Hi Chavat: Do not change that title, it is the accepted English name for it (why is it that you have this great urge to change the titles of long-establishe Wikipedia articles?) Not everything has to be a direct translation or transliteration from Hebrew. Many Judaic and Hebraic topics do and should retain their English titles. Please contact the following to help you: User:Noahlaws; User:Jon513; User:Dauster; User:HKT; User:PinchasC; User:Shirahadasha; User:Shuki; User:TShilo12, they all have knowledge of Jewish Law and experience as Wikipedians and may be interested in working on this with you. Sincerely, IZAK 21:22, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

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Judaism's view of Jesus[edit]

Hi Jon,

I've been involved in a discussion with a christian editor at Judaism's view of Jesus who is holding to the fairly common christian interpretation that Judaism and christianity are pretty much the same thing and therefore the article should reflect christian views as well. I'm enjoying the conversation, since the editor (Just nigel) is more restrained than some, but I'll be away for a few days between now and the weekend. If you're interested, the discussion is at the bottom of the talk page. Dbratton 10:21, 19 December 2006 (UTC) (crossposted to Izak)

Category:Palestinian rabbis[edit]

What does one make of the new Category:Palestinian rabbis and Category:Talmud rabbis in Palestine, should they be renamed to something like Category:Rabbis of ancient Palestine? so that it does not connect, and become confused with, the way the word "Palestinian" is used today (meaning the very unJewish modern Arab Palestinians, who have nothing to do with these rabbis!) Thanks. IZAK 09:48, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Not using "Palestine" or "Palestinian" for Talmud and rabbis to avoid confusion[edit]

Note: Many articles about the rabbis of the Talmud and Mishnah are derived from the archaic Jewish Encyclopedia, published between 1901-1906, over one hundred years ago (when the Middle East was still under the thumb of the Ottoman Turks) and which used the archaic expressions "Palestine" when referring to the Land of Israel, and to the Jews living in the areas of the historical Land of Israel as "Palestinians." This is a big mistake that requires constant attention and correction, especially when copying and editing articles from the Jewish Encyclopedia or from similarly archaic sources such as Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897). At this time, no-one uses the term/s "Palestinian/s" (in relation to anything associated with Jews or the land they lived in and which they regarded as their homeland) nor by any type of conventional Jewish scholarship, particularly at the present time when the label "Palestinian" is almost entirely identified with the Palestinian Arabs who are mostly Muslims. Finally, kindly take note that the name Palestinian Talmud is also not used and it redirects to the conventional term Jerusalem Talmud used in Jewish scholarship. Thank you. IZAK 13:41, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Not using "Palestine" or "Palestinian" for Talmud and rabbis[edit]

Makes sense, I'll try to remember. However, there was a period when everyone referred to the land of Israel as Palestine. Therefore, to say something like "in 1940 Shlomo Pines emigrated to Israel" would appear to be an anachronism. Don't we have to use the term "Palestine" during a certain period for historical accuracy? What is this period? From Roman conquest until 1948? Thanks. Dfass 15:03, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Hi Dfass: Note: The term "Land of Israel" is an old one of Biblical origin, whereas the name "Palestine" is considered offensive by many Jews because it was coined by the Romans after they crushed the Jews of Judea-- and needless to say today it refers exclusively to the Arab Palestinians and never to Jews. Note also that the "Land of Israel" article is not the same as the "Israel" article because the latter refers to the modern post-1948 Jewish state. My main concern was about rabbis from the Mishnaic and Talmudic eras, up until about a hundred years ago being called "Palestinians" on Wikipedia as a follow-through from the many articles that have been copied and pasted from the old Jewish Encyclopedia and which collectively create the wrong impression. Such are the hazards of relying on dated information, long-discarded terminology, and unsuitable writing and communication styles. Wikipedia as a modern encyclopedia should not be relying on archaic terms such as "Palestinian rabbis" that could potentially cause grave misunderstanding. I think that from the time of the British Mandate of Palestine, also shortened to "the British Mandate" and sometimes "Palestine," that Jews were associated with those terms from 1923 until 1948 when the modern State of Israel was declared. I hope that you have noted that I am most definitely NOT saying that whenever the Jewish Encyclopedia uses the term "Palestine" that the single word "Israel" should be used -- obviously I do not mean that because when Israel is used alone on Wikipedia it refers to the MODERN State of Israel only. On the other hand, what I am saying is that when the word "Palestine" is used in archaic sources that predate modern Israel, and when writing about Judaic topics that relate to the Middle Ages, Talmudic, or Biblical times, then the better, more accurate, less controversial term for Wikipedia to use is "Land of Israel" which is historically what the Jewish people, and everyone else in academic life, have and do still call it. Hope I have clarified myself, and thanks for caring. IZAK 12:06, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
    • OK, I think I get the drift. I will pay attention to it in the future. (Don't be so down on the Jewish Encyclopedia though! It's an incredible work, written by some tremendous scholars. I think these articles significantly raise the quality of Wikipedia, whether their English is somewhat archaic or not. If you compare a JE-borrowed Wikipedia article to one written by "the masses," you can't but be struck by the difference in quality and scholarship. The typical Jewish Wikipedian (myself included) is not capable of producing articles of anything like that caliber. Most Wikipedians cannot even be bothered to cite the sources for the couple of factoids they manage to dredge up from their memory of 10th grade.) Thanks again for the clarification. Dfass 15:16, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
      • Hi Dfass: I am not down on the old Jewish Encyclopedia at all, and I fully agree with you that it is a more than masterly work of scholarship. But is was written in the context of the culture of over a hundred years ago as a product of the nineteenth century! My specific concern at this stage was only about how the meaning and application of the word/s "Palestine" and "Palestinian" are getting "lost in the cut-and-paste process" because one hundred years ago, "Palestinian" was used as an academic adjective as for example, together with "rabbis" ("Palestinian rabbi/s") or the Talmud ("Palestinian Talmud"). Up until 1948 the words "Palestine" and "Palestinians" still had application/s to Jews because of the existaence of the British Mandate of Palestine until 1948 in the territories of historically Jewish Land of Israel. Since then, the name "Palestine" and "Palestinians" has shed any connection to Jews and the modern Jewish State of Israel which was set up in contradistinction to an Arab Palestine. Particularly since the rise of the PLO (the Palestine Liberation Organization), following the 1967 Six-Day War, the term and notion of "Palestine" and "Palestinians" has become thoroughly and exclusively connected with the Arab Palestinians to the point that no-one (not in politics, academics, the media, religion, etc) associates the name "Palestine" and "Palestinians" with the Jews or Judaism, so that it can safely be said that the notion of a "Palestinian Jew" is an archaic anachronistic discarded notion. So when cutting and pasting articles from the one hundred year old Jewish Encyclopedia, one should not fall into a "time warp trap" by blindly pasting articles from it without some sensible updates, and not to inadvertantly recreate and foster terminology for Jews and Jewish Israelis that neither they nor the world accepts or recognizes. One needs to be conscious that the term "Land of Israel" is a well-established name that has survived for a long time and is still the preferred term of choice when speaking in modern terms, so that Jews not be confused with Arabs and vice versa. By speaking of the Category:Rabbis of the Land of Israel, meaning rabbis (or any Jews) associated with a historic geographic area, one also avoids problems such as calling pre-1948 rabbis or people "Israelites" -- used only for people in the Biblical era or "Israelis" -- which refers to citizens of the modern State of Israel. Thanks for your input. IZAK 07:46, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Religion[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Religion FYI: Hi Tomer! A Wikipedia:WikiProject Religion has asserted itself in the Korban article. The project indicates that it is an umbrella project for all of religion and that the current religion projects are subprojects of it, yet its member directory lists only six members. Where is the project coming from? Is it a broadbased project, a very small group with a very big reach, or what? If you know some background or some of its people, would be much appreciated. Best, --Shirahadasha 03:56, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Hi Shira: I noticed this comment. Their assertion is outrageous and false and should be rejected and disputed to the full. There is no "supreme council of religion" on Wikipedia and there never will be. Each religion has its experts and contributors on Wikipedia and none of them will ever tolerate interference from outside busy-bodies. Judging by their user pages, the members of this "religion" project are obviously coming from a Christian POV and seems they now wish to "double dip," pretty funny actually. See my notice on that page, below. Thanks, and may the Lights of Chanukah dispel all ignorance and darkness. IZAK 10:21, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

NOTICE and OBJECTIONS to WikiProject Religion vs. Judaism[edit]

Hi: Please see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Religion#Judaism. Thanks, IZAK 10:21, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

NOTICE and OBJECTIONS:

  1. No-one has the right to take upon themselves to be the controlling "project" for every religion on Earth!
  2. Wikipedia:WikiProject Judaism has been, and shall remain an independent project and will not accept interference in its work based on the assertion that editors not familiar with Judaism's traditions have a self-appointed "right" to interfere with Judaism-related articles by mere dint of being members of a "religion" project.
  3. So far, as of 12/21/06 the mere six members of this project, are mostly Christian, (as self-described on their user pages) and raises the question, why don't they do their work in Wikipedia:WikiProject Christianity (81 members as of 12/21/06)? How can a project with six members "pass judgment" on other projects with one hundred and twenty four members?
  4. What will members of other projects, such as Wikipedia:WikiProject Islam (64 members as of 12/21/06) think and react when "religion project" editors will advise what's best for Islam-related articles or not?
  5. Note: Wikipedia:WikiProject Judaism adheres to WP:NPOV and is one of the oldest Wikipedia projects with over one hundred and twenty members (as of 12/21/06), a number of whom are respected sysops as well, highly knowledgeable about many matters relating to Category:Jews and Judaism.
  6. It would not be advisable for anyone to interfere with Judaism-related articles or Hebrew Bible-related topics that ignores the broad based consensus and general agreement that exists between Jewishly-oriented editors of Judaic articles, many of which touch upon Jews because being Jewish includes being both a part of Judaism as well as being part of an ethnicity, and a project on "religion" alone cannot and does not have the scope to touch upon issues that effects not just Jews and Judaism, but also Israel and Jewish history, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Jewish history (with 33 members as of 12/21/06) and a broad range of related issues and projects, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Jewish culture (19 members as of 12/21/06) and Wikipedia:WikiProject Israel (23 members as of 12/21/06).
  7. Finally, Wikipedia is not the forum to create a de facto neo-"ecumenical project" which is only bound to cause confusion and resentment and will result in confusion and chaos and inevitabley violate Wikipedia:No original research; Wikipedia is not a publisher of original thought; and Wikipedia:Avoid neologisms.

Thank you for taking this matter seriously. IZAK 09:21, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Response to NOTICE and OBJECTIONS to WikiProject Religion vs. Judaism[edit]

Hi Jon513: It is very important that you see the points and the response from User:Badbilltucker about his aims at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Judaism#NOTICE and OBJECTIONS to WikiProject Religion vs. Judaism ASAP. Have a Happy Chanukah! IZAK 15:47, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Special Sabbaths[edit]

Hi Jon513: Feel free to add to Special Sabbaths. Thanks. IZAK 03:35, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

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"Three pilgrim festivals" vs. "Three pilgrimage festivals"[edit]

Hi Jon513: Question: What should be the name for the Shalosh Regalim: the Three pilgrim festivals or the Three pilgrimage festivals? Please see the discussion at Talk:Three pilgrimage festivals#Name. Thanks you. IZAK 17:04, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Kavod HaBriyot#Requesting Comments[edit]

See: Talk:Kavod HaBriyot#Requesting Comments. Thanks, IZAK 02:22, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

The Rambam was a "Muslim" for a while?[edit]

Hi Jon513: Ever heard of this? See List of Muslim converts#Religious figures: "Maimonides - Jewish philosopher, theologian, and physician forced to convert to Islam under pain of death during the Cordoba massacre of 1148. Reverted to Judaism when his life was no longer under threat.<ref>Lewis (1984), p. 100</ref>" I don't see which book by "Lewis" is even cited here, and does "Lewis" even say that? (I assume this refers to the Arabist Bernard Lewis.) I had once heard that the Rambam did issue a heter for this kind of procedure (it must be written somewhere) but I had never heard that it had also happened to himself personally. I read an article in the English Yated a couple of years ago that the Mashhadi Jews in Iran relied on such a ruling from the Rambam, and that it was controversial, yet acceptable according to Halachah. Can you help with verifying this, especially if it happened to the Rambam? Thanks. IZAK 19:13, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

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Negiah[edit]

I like what you did with the "Relations with gentiles" section, though I doubt that it will placate our anonymous user. Best, DLandTALK 14:52, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Funny Swastika[edit]

Hi Jon513: Take a look at these templates:

with the HinduSwastika.svg displayed prominently. Honestly, of all of Hinduism's symbols' did this one have to get "headline" billing on these templates? Alternatives are aplenty if one were to look around on articles listed on {{Hindu Deities and Texts}} where there are dozens of less offensive symbols that could be chosen for the same purpose. While the swastika may be ok with some Hindus, it should not be flashed around "in all innocence" because for the rest of the world that was caught up in World War II it was the symbol of literal EVIL, DEATH and DESTRUCTION emanating from the Nazis. It was Hitler's personal diabolical "symbol of choice" and for that reason it is VERY far from neutral, no matter in what context it is used. It violates Wikipedia:Civility to have it displayed in such an "in your face" fashion on these Hindu templates, giving it a dubious "place of pride" it does not deserve. Need one say more? IZAK 22:58, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

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407 chicken name[edit]

Jon513,

From my memory, I think that the menu at 407 reads "Pollo Del Fungo" - Italian for Chicken from mushroom. I would change the name myself but don't know how. Thank you —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 89.138.135.40 (talk) 18:05, 13 February 2007 (UTC).

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Jewish feminism[edit]

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What do you think of this? Zechariah 2:10-11 Zechariah 2:10-11- "Sing for joy and be glad, O daughter of Zion; for behold I am coming and I will dwell in your midst," declares the LORD.

11"Many nations will join themselves to the LORD in that day and will become My people Then I will dwell in your midst, and you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you. I don't have an account. I am the same person from the Jewish Messiah page.

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From User:Sam kleinman[edit]

hi Jon 513. just wanted to send regards to you in the helegeh shtot of Yerushalayim. from your dear friend, Sam kleinman, you know the one from fairlawn new jersey. how's ted's kiddush club going? how's linear algebra going? Hey Jon513, good to see that you got my shtickl and that you even made some he'aros on it. you should mamash be matzliach dorton bchol ma'asecha while shpieling arois.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sam kleinman (talkcontribs).

I never went to Ted's Kiddush despite his invitation. I haven't studied linear algebra in some time and am beginning to miss it. I wish you all the best and a Chag Kosher v'semiyakh. I hope you are enjoying the University of Toronto (I didn't remember where you were until I looked at you IP address!). Jon513 12:57, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

hope you read google's shtickel about Tisp beta TM and all the darshening about it on slashdot. anyways, happy Pesakh. also, I hope you read about gmail paper at http://mail.google.com/mail/help/paper/more.html take care--Sam kleinman 23:38, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Someone in machon made a blog insanecoding he rather me not say he name - which should be enough to identify him. Jon513 19:00, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

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R' Moshe and Satmar Rov[edit]

According to the opinion of Rabbi Moses Feinstein a product of artificial insemination from a mamzer is not a mamzer; there are, however, those that disagree with him.

In a related ruling, Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum declared that children born to a married woman artificially inseminated with the sperm of a man that is not her husband are mamzerim. There are poskim who dispute this ruling. [1]

This is unclear. The makhlokos between Reb Moshe and The Satmar Rov was mainly on the point of whether or not artificial insemination from a man not her husband is a mamzer or not. The Satmar Rov held that yes, and Reb Moshe held that not. I think the two sentences should be combined together. Artificial insemination from a mamzer, which Reb Moshe permits, is really an agav orchay (by product) of his shita in the main makhlokos. Also, the bases of the makhlokes is the Ta"z in Yorei Deah 195. Either way, I don't want to edit it without permission, so I'll wait for aproval from the chevra here. If you want me to do it, I'd be happy to; let me know on my talk page Lobbuss 16:09, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
Please see my comments on the talk page to Mamzer in relation to your edits. Please discuss your changes first there before changing the article again. Please read Wikipedia:Citing sources#Tagging unsourced material as a background to understand the discussion. Again Welcome. Jon513 12:48, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
There is no chevra that decides what can be written or who can write it. No one owns any article; if you think you can improve an article just go ahead and do it. I only ask that you please cite your sources. And if we think that we can do a better job, we'll change it - that's how wikipedia works. Jon513 18:08, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
I'm confused. Can I just edit it, or should I ask here first? Lobbuss 20:36, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

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Wikisource[edit]

I saw your note at s:User talk:Newmanbe. I would point out to you that there is no such thing as PROD at Wikisource and the item in question has already undergone our deletion process.--BirgitteSB 14:20, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

J. Clifford Baxter suicide note[edit]

On December 12 you accidentally deleted J. Clifford Baxter suicide note as a G2 reposed dated. However the first deletion was a PROD. The receation of proded material is seen as a dispute to it's deletion. The material should be recreated and undergo and regular deletion process. (if you want to contact me use w:User talk:jon513) Jon513 13:20, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Proposed deletion at Wikisource is not the same thing as at Wikipedia; it is our regular deletion process. The relevant discussion in the proposed deletion archive. --Benn Newman 14:39, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

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the GDP thing[edit]

Hey Jon. You just redirected my GDP growth /head page to the GDP growth page. Of course this is a misleading link. I have this excel table created and am trying to find out how to put it on the page. Could you help me?

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I answered on my page, thanks. Etienne

Iosef aetos[edit]

Thanks for the message, i hope my edits to havlagah have been useful. Iosef aetos 16:33, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Can you put Gregorian calendar dates for other Israeli holidays in infoboxes? i don't know how. Iosef aetos 18:45, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Jews for Judaism[edit]

I frankly find it incredible that you think that Jews for Judaism is not well respected in the Jewish community for countering the efforts of Christian and other missionaries. Please check your comment on the Judaism's View of Jesus discussion page. I for one think that it's admirable that Jews for Judaism retrieves many Jews from other religions and I can't understand why you don't. 64.180.176.230 22:59, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

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Question[edit]

BS"D

First of all, a git voch, second, where are you from, because you knew about a few of the eruvim in b-more, and then I see today, your edits read as about 4:30 PM EDT, so I was wondering.

Sorry if it is offensive, and you can choose not to answer --Shuli 00:57, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

What shul in b-more did you daven by, and where in eretz Yisroel are you (Either I may know you or a cousin of min may know you. --Shuli 21:05, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

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