Talk:Judaism

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Former good article Judaism was one of the good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Article milestones
Date Process Result
March 13, 2006 Good article nominee Listed
April 22, 2006 Featured article candidate Not promoted
July 11, 2007 Good article reassessment Delisted
Current status: Delisted good article


Judaism on Education[edit]

Could we include the role of Jewish organizations in Judaism? Orthodox Union, Aish HaTorah, Chabad and Rohr JLI?

Overall Article: Editorial Help[edit]

This article feels extremely muddled, verbose, arcane, and just a plain hodgepodge for a first time reader. Seriously I am getting a headache by reading it- it seems like a collection of random pet contributions that grew until enormously unwieldy over time. I understand that any edit becomes extremely painful and divisive on a Wikipedia article of this importance, but something needs to be done.

Perhaps some of the main editors of this article, who babysit it, so to speak, and contribute often, can get together and start a discussion to find a way to clean this thing up and make it a product of excellence.

I agree, and I will attempt to improve it Humanjf (talk) 01:03, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

Article lacks information on historical scholars' views.[edit]

I looked up this article out of curiosity as to what are the most widely accepted views among historians (not theologians or religious practitioners) as to the origins of Judaism. All I see is the faith based, theological, tradition informed views of the origins of Judaism (Abraham's covenant, etc).

There is precious little of any information regarding the views of objective academic scholars and historians as to the origins of Judaism.

As such it's really not a particularly informative or encyclopedic article so much as a survey of Jewish theology and traditional beliefs.

User "Dweller" unilaterally deleted my comment and should be disciplined for doing so.

CannotFindAName (talk) 23:36, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Abrahamic monotheistic religion[edit]

@N0n3up Regarding our recent reverts. It is not that I disagree that Judaism is an Abrahamic religion, of course. It is more that I think that in that sentence in the very first paragraph the word "Abrahamic" is a non-essential limitation of the words "monotheistic religion". I would mention the fact that Judaism is an Abrahamic religion in the third paragraph, which deals in more detail with the religion. Debresser (talk) 19:06, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi @Debresser. The reason I added the word Abrahamic on that sentence which was the second sentence of the first paragraph was because it started to talk about the Jewish religion itself, right after mentioning the fact that Judaism was more than a religion. The third paragraph imo deals more in depth as you mentioned but the term emphasizes that Judaism is an Abrahamic religion, a vital detail as pointing out as is also monotheistic. Btw, I self reverted per WP:BOLD back to the original version. (N0n3up (talk) 19:14, 22 August 2016 (UTC))
@Debresser I saw your message on my talk and opened a discussion on WT:JUDAISM in here. (N0n3up (talk) 17:36, 23 August 2016 (UTC))
This issue was resolved there by consensus to keep the status quo. Debresser (talk) 20:47, 23 August 2016 (UTC)