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Dyk50CE.svg The 50 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
It gives me great pleasure to give thanks for your more than 50 contributions to the "Did you know?" section, many on people, history and culture around Jerusalem. Surprise us more! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:29, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
Dyk100CE.svg The 100 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Congratulations on reaching the milestone of 100 DYKs. Your efforts and contributions have significantly added to Wikipedia's coverage of Jerusalem, Israel and Judaism topics. Excellent job and keep up the great work! —Bloom6132 (talk) 05:20, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Dyk200CE.svg The 200 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Brilliant! I get the chance to thank Yoninah for their contribution to DYK. What could be easier.... over 200 well written articles is the minimum for this award. However here we have an editor who assumes AGF and who calms wikidramas. Ada Lovelace day was celebrated because you saw an opportunity to do something for no reward. A big thank you from me, womeninred, DYK and Wikipedia. Victuallers (talk) 16:49, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
Dyk25N.svg The 25 DYK Nomination Medal
Thank you for nominating 25 (now 30) DYKs. Green tick applied.  — Calvin999 11:24, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Most-viewed DYKs[edit]

Article Image DYK views DYK hook
Alice Bentinck, Entrepreneur First Alice Bentinck crop4DYK.jpg Alice Bentinck 13,327 + 3,561 = 16,888 + Entrepreneur First 2,520 + 716 = 3,326 = 20,214 ... that Entrepreneur First, a London-based accelerator co-founded by Alice Bentinck (pictured), helped establish 50 startups valued at $210 million in its first four years?
Olim L'Berlin 19,937 ... that Facebook photos of chocolate pudding and a grocery receipt caused a furore in Israel?
Kathryn Parsons Kathryn Parsons (cropped).jpg 16,633 ... that Kathryn Parsons (pictured) co-founded a startup that teaches people how to "code in a day"?
Murder of Dora Bloch 13,248 ... that after the disappearance of Dora Bloch, Britain cut all diplomatic ties with Uganda?
Wash's Restaurant Wash & Sons Seafood Restaurant.jpg 13,217 ... that Wash's Restaurant (pictured) served up soul food dishes to Atlantic City beach-goers by day and its nightclub-hoppers by night?
Beatrice Alexander Madame Alexander.jpg 12,844 ... ... that 90 years after Beatrice Alexander (pictured) founded the Alexander Doll Company, the company issued a doll in her likeness, priced at US$1,499.95?
White House Passover Seder Passover Seder Dinner at the White House 2011.jpg 11,764 ... that President Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to conduct a Passover Seder in the White House (pictured), which he has done annually since 2009?
Abigail Franks Abigail Franks (cropped).jpg 11,618 ... that letters written by Abigail Franks (pictured) to her son in England are peppered with family gossip, local politics, and observations on the state of Judaism in 18th-century colonial New York?
Nicola Mendelsohn Nicola Mendelsohn crop and photo edit from Energy Africa.jpg 8,773 + 694 = 9,467 ... that The Daily Telegraph has called Nicola Mendelsohn (pictured), Facebook's vice president for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, "the most powerful woman in the British tech industry"?
May Bonfils Stanton Versailles Petit Trianon.jpg 8,055 + 1,329 = 9,384 ... that May Bonfils Stanton built an exact replica of Marie Antoinette's Petit Trianon château (pictured) on her estate in Lakewood, Colorado?
Rivka Ravitz 9,211 ... that an ultra-Orthodox mother of eleven runs the office of the President of Israel?
Naomi Frankel Naomi Frenkel.jpg 9,136 ... that after six decades subscribing to left-wing ideology, German-Israeli novelist Naomi Frankel (pictured) adopted right-wing ideology and moved to the West Bank?
Judith Hemmendinger 8,994 ... that at age 22, Judith Hemmendinger helped rehabilitate nearly 100 child survivors of the Buchenwald concentration camp, among them Elie Wiesel?
Grace's Little Belmont Sammy Davis, Jr. and mother at Grace's Little Belmont 1954.jpg 8,393 ... that after performing at Atlantic City's 500 Club, Sammy Davis Jr. often visited his mother (pictured together) at Grace's Little Belmont, where she was a barmaid?
Schwester Selma File:Schwester Selma, c. 1954 8,106 ... that in 1975 TIME magazine named Schwester Selma (pictured), head nurse at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem, as one of the world's "living saints", alongside Mother Teresa and Sister Annie?
Babette's 7,954 ... that police always tipped off the owner of Babette's Supper Club before they raided its illegal backroom casino, and gamblers escaped through a trap door?
Frank Sinatra and Jewish activism 7,944 ... that Frank Sinatra was a secret courier for the Haganah?
Juana Bordas 7,865 ... that Juana Bordas says her parents were uncomfortable with the idea of her leaving home to go to college due to the "crab syndrome"?
Lucie Ingemann Lucie Ingemann self portrait.jpg 7,768 ... that Danish artist Lucie Ingemann (pictured), known for her large altarpieces depicting biblical figures, also created flower paintings with religious and mystical themes?
Bat-Sheva Dagan 7,543 ... that Auschwitz survivor Bat-Sheva Dagan writes Holocaust stories for children that have happy endings "in order not to rob them of their faith in mankind"?
Sue Anschutz-Rodgers 7,301 ... that over a 22-year period, Colorado cattle ranch owner Sue Anschutz-Rodgers increased her stock from 33 cows and a single bull to 1,700 head of cattle?
Carine Goren 7,131 ... that pastry chef Carine Goren was the most googled person in Israel in 2015?
Rachel Chalkowski 6,696 ... that Bambi delivered over 35,000 babies?
Rachel, wife of Rabbi Akiva Racel-akiva022.jpg 6,633 ... that the ancient Jewish tomb (pictured) of Rachel, wife of Rabbi Akiva, was "rediscovered" in 1993 in a disused Muslim cemetery in Tiberias?
Janet Bonnema 6,538 ... that in 1972, Colorado engineering technician Janet Bonnema legally challenged the superstition that a woman who went underground into a tunnel or mine brought bad luck?
David Werdyger 6,300 ... that future cantor David Werdyger was saved from a Nazi firing squad by singing the Jewish prayer for the dead?
Fay E. Davis 6,254 ... that 50 years after a mural by Fay E. Davis depicting Native Americans in battle was installed in the post office in Oglesby, Illinois, a janitor claimed it was pornographic?
Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers
Sharon H. Abrams
3,206 + 2,759 = 5,965 ... that for over 40 years, the one constant at the Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers has been Sharon H. Abrams?
Brasheedah Elohim Brasheedah Elohim.jpg 5,929 ... that when Brasheedah Elohim (pictured) signed with an Israeli women's basketball team in 2007, her unusual surname prompted local media to quip, "God has arrived in Israel"?
Rachel Freier 5,850 ... that in 2016, Rachel Freier became the first Hasidic Jewish woman to be elected as a civil court judge in the state of New York?
All-you-can-eat seats 5,692 ... that one can eat all the hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, and soft drinks one wants in the "all-you-can-eat" sections found at many Major League Baseball parks?
Mahane Yehuda Police Station 5,678 ... that it is not known who sculpted the lion statues in front of the Mahane Yehuda Police Station in Jerusalem?
Ayelet the Kosher Komic 5,362 ... that men don't laugh at Ayelet the Kosher Komic's jokes?
Wonder Pot 5,341 ... that the Israeli-invented Wonder Pot bakes cakes, casseroles and roasts on the stovetop rather than in the oven?
Maxwell House Haggadah 5,330 ... that with over 50 million copies in print, the Maxwell House Haggadah is the best known and most popular Passover Haggadah among American Jews?
Laura Jordan Bambach 5,078 ... that Laura Jordan Bambach has been called a "digital female icon" by The Guardian?
Kalman Mann 5,056 ... that Kalman Mann, a seventh-generation Jerusalemite, passed the entrance exam at the London School of Economics though he could barely speak English?


For your unfailing courtesy in the short dealings I've had with you - going out of your way to research certain genealogies :), I present you with this small token of my appreciation. Nesher 20:36, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Star of David Barnstar.svg The Jewish Barnstar
Dear Yoninah: You deserve so much recognition and credit for all your wonderful contributions to Judaism articles on Wikipedia, especially those relating to Breslov subjects, Shabbat and Jewish holidays, and many others. There is no doubt that you have gained a following of steady admirers for the well-balanced articles you have steadily enhanced, as well as for the amazing original photographs you have added that beautify the pages of so many subjects relating to practical as well as mystical aspects of Judaism. Mazel Tov and A Freilichen Chanuka! IZAK (talk) 01:38, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
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Dear Yoninah: Indefatigable. Untiring. Devoted. Detail-oriented. Clear-headed. Exact. Unflagging. Zealous. No task too small. Inspiring. Leading by example. Gaining the respect of all. That's what you are and much more, all in the service of Wikipedia as all your hard work reveals an immense labor of love in your desire to describe and explain all that is cherished, sacred and beautiful in Judaism. For all that you deserve this award and much more! May all your efforts continue to succeed and be blessed. Yours sincerely, IZAK (talk) 09:45, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
This is for the excellent work you did cleaning up Lipa Schmeltzer. Joe407 (talk)
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You are amazing on the Leiby Kletzky page! Wow! LGFN (talk) 00:07, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
Tiferes Yisrael Stamp.jpg Tiferes Yisrael Synagogue membership award
Dear Yoninah,
Please accept lifetime e-membership to our beautiful synagogue in appreciation of your considerable efforts in researching, clarifying and expanding the Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue article. As always, your editing is much appreciated.

The Rov, Gabbaim, Ladies Guild and Chesdovi (talk) 13:40, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

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In my opinion you are a true encyclopedian, with a wide range of interests and abilities. You are a credit to wikipedia Yoninah. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:19, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
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You deserve a piece of the Moon. Thank you for your help, guidance and cooperation in advancing the moon sample display DYKs 7&6=thirteen () 01:44, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks for the brilliant ideas you provided. We would never have been able to get the 30-in-1 DYK without your ingenious guidance. The "Final wrap" section was a major contribution in its expedition. Doug Coldwell (talk) 13:19, 17 November 2012 (UTC)
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For your work with Local councils of the Boy Scouts of America, thanks! --evrik (talk) 16:29, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
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Shalom, Yoninah. Your review of most articles of our Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram articles has been a further inspiration to do more of this variety! Thank you very much. ♦ --Nvvchar. 14:01, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Reviewer Barnstar Hires.png The Reviewer Barnstar
Yoninah, thank you tremendously for your diligent review of James Caudy for its inclusion in Did you know (DYK). As a result of your efforts in preparing James Caudy for DYK, the article received an impressive 11,501 views while on the front page, and a further 2,452 views the following day! -- Caponer (talk) 12:28, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
You put in quite a bit of good work here and are more than deserving of this. Thanks for your contributions in making wikipedia a better place! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:53, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
Barnstar of High Culture.png The Barnstar of High Culture
For your article about the Clal Center. Such buildings, whether they create High Culture or destroy High Culture, need to be written about. You created an easy-to-read article that was very enjoyable. Thanks! Mvblair (talk) 23:06, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
When I left a message on the DYK talk page, I didn't expect much to come of it for at least 12 hours, but the deadly duo of Yoninah and EEng performed magnificently, I expected it would need some fixes from me, but you, EEng , and Belle fixed all the issues. Thank you very much for getting it done for me, I am very grateful. Best, Matty.007 07:00, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
Food Barnstar Hires.png The Food and Drink Barnstar   
Thanks for creating the new All-you-can-eat seats article, and for improving Wikipedia's coverage of Food and sports arena topics. NorthAmerica1000 08:34, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Halloween2009barnstar.png The Halloween 2014 Limited Edition Barnstar
For your dedicated work on this year's Halloween on Wikipedia at DYK. Well done. ≈ Victuallers (talk) 11:46, 31 October 2014 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Here's a little token to recognise all the wonderful work you do behind the scenes at DYK to help the process continue running at a high level of quality! 97198 (talk) 04:13, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
I second this Barnstar of Diligence!!! Prof.Vandegrift (talk) 15:46, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
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Thanks for the wonderful expansion of Zareh Sinanyan. I really appreciate the work you do around the project. Étienne Dolet (talk) 02:07, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
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Thanks for all the work you've done in DYK, particularly in giving me a helping hand when I needed something. We appreciate your efforts!~ 001Jrm (talk) 02:16, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
Frank Sinatra '57.jpg Frank Sinatra barnstar
Yoninah, Thank you for all the work you did on Frank Sinatra and connected articles in preparation for his 100th birthday. Great job, and much appreciated. P.S. There's an invisible barnstar behind Frank; if you want to make it visible, that would be fine by me. :) ♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:45, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
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Watching your additions and edits to Janet McNeill's page is giving me a great example of how to improve the other pages I've created recently. Thank you for your input and editing. 🍺 Antiqueight chat 01:12, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
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Great work at Template:Did you know nominations/Timeline of pterosaur research. That is the sort of thing Wikipedia needs more of! — Yellow Dingo (talk) 08:29, 28 October 2016 (UTC)
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Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week for over a decade of strong contributions. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

Thanks again for your efforts! Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 22:55, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Writers Barnstar Hires.png The Writer's Barnstar
For all the times you take a paltry page, and turn it into an encyclopedic article. E.M.Gregory (talk) 11:14, 2 March 2017 (UTC)
DYK Medal.svg The DYK Medal
It is my pleasure to award The DYK Medal to Yoninah for their exceptional contributions to the Did You Know project. Your work building hook sets, nominating articles, and generally keeping the project running is greatly appreciated and makes a tremendous difference. Thank you for all you do! Best, Mifter (talk) 00:18, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
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This barnstar is awarded to Yoninah for her many recent biographies on women, most of which have appeared on DYK. Excellent work and great encouragement for WiR.--Ipigott (talk) 08:26, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Thank you for your work on reviewing and improving articles submitted to DYK. The extra effort you put into it is plain to see and has made a huge difference in the articles I have submitted. You are appreciated! Malinaccier (talk) 14:18, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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This wiki kitten is here to thank you for your efforts with finding copyvios, as well as helping to deal with them, at my recent Korean educational project submissions!

Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:40, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Happy Wikiversary![edit]

Candle (PSF).jpg I'm almost two weeks late, but I'd like to wish you a happy tenth Wikiversary! Thank you for a decade of wonderful contributions. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 19:57, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Frank Sinatra Day[edit]

Here's what collaboration is all about!

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