Talk:Beta Israel

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Genetics for ethnic groups RfC[edit]

For editors interested, there's an RfC currently being held: Should sections on genetics be removed from pages on ethnic groups?. As this will almost certainly result in the removal of the "genetics" section from this article, I'd encourage any contributors to voice their opinions there. --Katangais (talk) 20:04, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Better images up-front?[edit]

Not to sound critical, but the article is frontloaded with photographs of uniformed IDF-members, but is this appropriate? Are Israelis of Ethiopian ancestry disproportionately represented in the Israeli military, or vice versa? I considered boldly switching them around myself, but moving any of the other (themed) images out of their sections would be problematic, and moving either of the first two images would lead to a dearth of image of actual people in the first few sections of this article on a group of people.


Hijiri 88 (やや) 04:47, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

I have seen no statistics on what percent of them are in the IDF, but from my WP:OR view, I seem to see a lot of them walking around in comparison to the number there are. The IDF only appears to be mentioned in one sentence in the entire article, which is Over the years there has been significant progress in the integration of young Beta Israels into Israeli society, primarily resulting from serving in the Israeli Defense Forces alongside other Israelis their age. This has led to an increase in opportunities for Ethiopian Jews after they are discharged from the army. Although its important, there is a chayal photographed right next to it. Definitely seems to be disproportionate to me. - GalatzTalk 12:47, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
@Galatz: I scanned the article and found that sentence myself, and so I was wondering if there really is enough of a significant tradition of Ethiopian Jews serving in the Israeli military to justify the only two images of random Beta Israel members being of uniformed IDF members. If slightly more of the article focused on that point, and if it was mentioned in the lead, then I could understand it, but at present it seems somewhat disproportionate. This appears to be an unintended side-effect of that massive blowout a few months back regarding "galleries" of images in the infobox; I was never a fan of those collages either, but here (and possibly elsewhere) removing it has had the effect of making all the images near the top of the page photographs IDF members. Since this is a problem created by an RFC on the ethnic groups WikiProject fairly recently, you think it would be a good idea to bring it up there? Hijiri 88 (やや) 02:03, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

how to pronounce masgid[edit]

My temptation is to pronounce it like "masjid", but then I wonder why it wasn't spelled that way. --Richardson mcphillips (talk) 22:45, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

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