Talk:Ben Zion Halberstam

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Descendants[edit]

Hi IZAK, the list of descendants isn't encyclopedic. I don't see how we can keep it. SlimVirgin (talk) 11:35, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

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Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: not moved. No sources are provided to justify the move and if this is a multiple move request, then it should be formatted as such. Please follow the procedure at Wikipedia:Requested moves#Requesting multiple page moves. DrKiernan (talk) 16:18, 29 August 2014 (UTC)


Ben Zion HalberstamBen-Zion Halberstam – Ben-Zion is a single double-name Jewish name, hence should be Ben-Zion, not Ben Zion. Shimmy (talk) 03:31, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Note: This may also affect Ben Zion Aryeh Leibish Halberstam (b. 1955) and possibly other articles with similarly constructed names.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  07:57, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Note: The article has been pre-emptively moved to Ben-Zion Halberstam (not by the nominator), and should be moved back pending outcome of the RM discussion, per WP:FAITACCOMPLI.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  07:42, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Tentatively oppose for lack of evidence. I could say his name is really Zorkonn the Space-god, but that doesn't give me a basis for proposing an article move. If the claim is reliably sourced, I change my !vote to support, since obviously we want to get the name styled correctly as with any other name (even if some sources drop the hyphen). That said, I'm rather skeptical. "Ben X" names, in my experience, seem rarely hyphenated in Latin script (I don't read Hebrew or know about its punctuation rules), but usually either given as "Ben X" or less commonly (and usually when used as a surname) in fully compounded "Benx" form. We don't add a hyphen just to emphasisze the fact that his given name is "Ben Zion" rather than him having a first name of "Ben" (suggesting short for "Benjamin" or something) and a middle name of "Zion". If we need to be clear about that we can do that in the article main text or with a name hatnote (there isn't one at Category:Hatnote templates for names, but we can just write a custom wone with {{Hatnote|This is a Hebrew name, in which "Ben Zion" is a single given name (meaning 'Son of Zion'), not a first and middle name}}. But if a lot of reliable sources hyphenate, then hyphenate here. PS: I see that some surname uses are hyphenated here at WP, as in David Ben-Gurion, but I also note that the sources are all over the map on this, and give "Ben Gurion", "Bengurion", even "BenGurion". I think some POV/OR is going on here, generally and broadly.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  07:42, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. This is a stylistic decision that is not seen in wider sources. As I mentioned on Shimmy's talk page, the Hebrew and English Wikipedias are the ONLY sources that hyphenate both the first and last names of Ben-Zion Abba-Shaul, which he recently moved from Ben Zion Abba Shaul. I think that all of Shimmy's recent changes to "Ben Zion" pages should be reverted per WP:COMMONNAME. Yoninah (talk) 10:21, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment: I am not entirely certain how one would determined a "common name" in this case. The name "Ben Zion" is inconsistently spelled in Hebrew (בן ציון‎ or בנציון‎; in Modern Hebrew a hyphen is sometimes used); more so in English. Do we want the spelling most often encountered in English sources? The Latin spelling used by his contemporaries (German or Polish; always one word)? Or do we want a Wikipedian home-made transliteration from Hebrew? הסרפד (call me Hasirpad) 19:36, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment: See:

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

I'm curious if you guys understand the subtle difference between Ben-Zion, Yom-Tov (as first-name) etc. and Shlomo Zalman, Arye Leib, Usher Zelig etc. . Ben-Zion is something like McFerry or O'Connor while Shlomo Zalman are two separate names such as James Wright, Barack Hussein etc. Just saying you know. Shimmy (talk) 00:37, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

I found a good example to explain what Ben-Zion sounds like in Hebrew, see Yo-Yo Ma.Shimmy (talk) 07:04, 11 September 2014 (UTC)