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What is a "Wimpel"? - SF2K1

It's nonsense that someone put in, I have removed it now. IZAK 10:10, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)
actually, its a real thing. I drafted an entry for it on my Page Rabbi-m 04:26, 28 June 2006 (UTC)


Beautiful! JFW | T@lk 14:41, 25 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Lots of topics[edit]

I have removed a lot of topics that have no relation to the topic. For instance, tefillin are actually physical objects. The Amidah is a set of 19 prayers found in the siddur (classic Jewish prayerbook.) Halakha is a collective term for all of Jewish law and tradition. A rabbi is a religious leader. None of these are parts of the Jewish life cycle. The Jewish life cycle is a series of rituals and events, not objects, prayers or clergy. RK 12:57, Aug 31, 2004 (UTC)


Even though Tefillin are physical objects, one doesn't wear them until their Bar Mitzvah. This would make them time relative - SF2K1


I just noticed that we now have a Template:JewishHolidays (excellent job!). We can now separate holidays and life-cycle events. RK 21:50, Aug 31, 2004 (UTC)

Zeved habat[edit]

Zeved habat page is created, and (non-red) link added to the template. -- Olve 22:12, 5 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Rename template to Judaism topics[edit]

This template has evolved beyond its name. It should be renamed (e.g. Judaism topics). JFW | T@lk 20:10, 2 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Talmud study[edit]

It seems a little odd that Talmud study forwards to Daf Yomi. Perhaps a mention of Daf Yomi on the Torah study page would suffice? Jfr26 19:40, 8 June 2006 (UTC)


I have removed Menorah since it was an item used in the temple, (not a Chanukkiyah what we light on channucha). It is not part of modern Jewish life. It would make as much sence to put the Urim and Thummim or Ark of the Covenant. Jon513 02:58, 16 August 2006 (UTC)


Why is get is quotes? perhaps italics would make more sence. Jon513 13:04, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

"Jewish Life Cycle"?[edit]

Should we perhaps rename this to Jewish Life Cycle? It seems, IMHO, that "Jewish life" may be too broad a term to what this template includes, namely customs and ritual objects relating to life-cyclical events. --Valley2city₪‽ 06:00, 15 April 2007 (UTC)


Don't you think the template on Jewish life should also include symbol Hebrew Chai Symbol.svg? ←Humus sapiens ну? 23:30, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

  • No. This symbol would detract from the template, as indeed the picture of the menora does. Pictures should be relevant, not just decorative.--Redaktor 08:29, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Removed a section[edit]

I removed the "culture" section from the template because "Diaspora" and the Holocaust are not part of the Jewish life cycle, and are not similar to any of the other sections. It's a classic case of "Which one of these sections is not like the others?" Having irrelevant or loosely relevant items detracts from the overall usefulness of the template. Shalom (HelloPeace) 01:17, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

"Adult bar and bat mitzvah" - include or not?[edit]

There has been a slight dispute over whether to include Adult bar and bat mitzvah on this template. Personally, I feel it belongs. It is just like a regular bar/bat mitzvah, except it has become a distinct concept of its own that is, yes, a part of Jewish life. Xyz7890 (talk) 02:04, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

The discussion is not here but at Wikipedia_talk:JUDAISM#Adult_Bar_and_Bat_Mitzvah, and consensus is this should not be here. By the way, contrary to what Xyz7890 said in his editsummary it is not the revert that is bold, but the addition (seeWP:BRD). Debresser (talk) 12:19, 19 November 2013 (UTC)