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Hello FDR315! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. If you decide that you need help, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. Below are some recommended guidelines to facilitate your involvement. Happy Editing!
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--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 01:05, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

History of the Jews in Poland[edit]

That article was not written solely by me, we have had other users, including Jews without ties to Poland, contributing to it and ensuring its complaince with our WP:NPOV. As you will notice on Talk:History of the Jews in Poland the article has been subject to our peer review and the much more scrutinous FAC process, were users from all around the world were invited to voice their opinons; note that all of their concerns have been addressed. As for the specific points you raise, you may want to copy them to the article's talk page (linked above) for wider discussion, but let me address them here: you claim that the 5k Righteous Among the Nations Polish people got, out of population of 35 millions is 'nothing per capita'. Setting the minor issue asside (that the population of Poland in 1945 was 23 millions due to loss of over 10 millions of citizens in the war, considering that Poland received the highest number of those medals, that the numbers of medals awarded per country drops rapidly with Belarus being just 7 positions behind Poland and having only 1/10 of the number of mdeals, and that other European countries had populations from 2-3 as big as Poland to around 1/10 of it, it means that likely no country has a per capita ratio higher then Poland. Therefore based on that date you may perhaps argue that non-Jews as general did little to help Jews, but certainly not that Poles were among the least helpful. Certainly you provide no evidence for your other changes in the article, which would make it appear, among the most helpful to the Nazis. 'Many prominent historians' is a weasel word; please quote which historians, books, pages, preferably using online databases that can be instantly verified (Google Books is pretty good for that). Take care, and welcome to Wikipedia, --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 01:16, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Hello there, I noticed your memo on Piotrus' talk page and wanted to respond here, but he beat me up to it and I have nothing more to add as I wouldn't have said it better myself. Anyway, welcome to Wikipedia! //Halibutt 12:20, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Please See development on MA issue[edit]

[1] Amoruso 01:38, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

thanks, you should have your say in the article's talk page. Talk:Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Amoruso 00:29, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Social activist[edit]

I've added the "{{prod}}" template to the article Social activist, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but I don't believe it satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and I've explained why in the deletion notice (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and "Wikipedia is not for things made up in school one day"). Please either work to improve the article if the topic is worthy of inclusion in Wikipedia, or, if you disagree with the notice, discuss the issues at Talk:Social activist. You may remove the deletion notice, and the article will not be deleted, but note that it may still be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached, or if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria. Bytebear 07:39, 27 November 2006 (UTC).

WikiProject Judaism Newsletter[edit]

Worship of the Golden Calf

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Yes, folks, we're moving on up. This newsletter is now the newsletter for both WikiProject Judaism, WikiProject Jewish History, and WikiProject Kabbalah. In the future, I may split them, but for now I think we'll be just fine with one. As always, any questions or comments should be directed to me, L'Aquatique.

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Just a note, not aimed at anyone in particular. By order of the administrative cabal, it is officially not cool (and possibly dickish) to call someone an anti-semite when they aren't being anti-semitic. Anti-semitic is a very charged word, and it's important only to use it when you're absolutely sure it applies, lest it become the subject of a Godwin-esque law. Remember Hanlon's Razor: never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
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To Do

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"Censorship" of names of G-d
There is an interesting discussion currently taking place regarding whether or not it is acceptable to censor (i.e. G-d, HaShem->YodHey) names of G-d in articles to protect Jews who may be reading or editing the article. You can weigh in here: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Judaism#Yahweh.

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User:B. Wolterding has generously offered us use of his bot to generate lists that show which articles of ours are tagged for cleanup. You can read more about this service here: User:B._Wolterding/Cleanup_listings and if you would like to take him up on his offer, contact him on his talk page.

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  • There is a collaboration drive to get Holocaust in Lithuania to good article status. For information about how you can help, see the talk page or contact User:Piotrus.
  • WikiProject Kabbalah's only Featured and Good articles have been removed from the WikiProject, on the grounds that neither article (Diane Keaton and David Beckham, respectively) actually mention the subject's affiliation with Kabbalah. If you have sourced information linking either of these people to Kabbalah, please add it so the articles can be returned to the WikiProject.
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To Do/Help Requests

  • If you have some spare time on your hands, we could use an article about a Kabbalah scholar named Moshe Idel. According to HG there are quite a few sources easily available, you can contact him if you have questions. Be sure to nominate it for DYK if the finished article is eligible.
  • The folks at Shimon Peres need some assistance from someone familiar with both the Hebrew calendar and language to help them figure out the subject's birthday. If you can help, please see Talk:Shimon_Peres#Birthday.

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  • Bezalel Rudinsky (thanks Shirulashem!}, Jewish tartan (thanks Briangotts!), Hebrew spelling (thanks Epson291)
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