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Hi. I turned Mashgiach into a stub using the definition that you gave. That should make the distinction between a Mashgiach and a Rosh yeshiva clear. Please take a look at the stub to make sure it is factual and objective.

- Pioneer-12 06:42, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Not a Dumb questions from a newbie[edit]

Thanks for Talk:Dimensionless_number#Dumb_questions_from_a_newbie. This is not a dumb question at all. Please check out my reply. — Sebastian (talk) 18:43, 2005 May 21 (UTC)


I have undone your move/disambig of Passover. This is completely uncalled for. The significance of Passover in Christianity derives completely from its status as a Jewish holiday (if Jesus had died on the 10th of August Passover would have been of no relevance to Christianity). To grant equivalence in this area is a misrepresentation.

Apart from an illogical move, you are also acting against consensus on the talk page. Please discuss. JFW | T@lk 12:45, 10 August 2005 (UTC)

Nicest revert vandalism edit summary I've seen![edit]

[1] Thanks! =) jnothman talk 03:20, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Indian Head test card[edit]

"Whitish impulse noise" isn't the same as "white noise", but I've removed the reference to avoid confusion. 'Whitish impulse noise' on an old UK TV set was literal, not a technical metaphor like "white noise". It actually looked like fast-flickering snow against a black (or dark gray) background. Milo 12:58, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

Superman: The Movie -- Lois' spelling?[edit]

Superman Returns makes a reference to Lois' poor spelling. The original movie had two quotes: "How many T's in bloodletting" and "How many P's in rapist". (Neither of those are as funny as the latest version, "How many F's in catastrophic", but that's beside the point.) I had changed the article from citing the "bloodletting" quote, so that it would show the "rapist" quote. I don't think there's anything funny at all about the act of rape, but as a word, I think that rapist is simpler and easier to spell than bloodletting, and that Lois' question about it is therefore a funnier quote. Do you disagree? Why did you (at 2:43 AM, if I calculated the time zone correctly) revert it back? Thanks! --Keeves 19:29, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Lol.. Ok you got me. Well I figure, why not just have both, so that's what I've done for now. If you want to simplify it back to just rapist, I'm fine with that. (An aside: Both bloodletting and rapist are pretty bleak words aren't they? Also, yeah I thought the new one, "How many F's in catastrophic" - "None!" was really funny). —EatMyShortz 08:20, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Superman Returns[edit]

They were married. Lex removed the wedding ring and tossed it in a liquor glass right after she died. Bignole 13:07, 4 July 2006 (UTC)


Hello, fellow Ohr Somayach alum. Come join us at WP:ORBCW. All the best, - CrazyRougeian talk/email 16:36, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

ArtScroll translit[edit]

Akeevees: totally dude, do it. I am bad at dikduk and never learned the difference bet. K. gadol and K. katan. ArtScroll renders it the same, anyway. Come to think of it, short o is stupid, since ArtScroll renders in print, and all types of O become just O on a page. I'll try to clarify - but just edit it freely. Thanks. - CrazyRussian talk/email 02:44, 10 August 2006 (UTC)


So how to Israelis distringuish between col "all" (chaf-lamed) and kol "voice" (quf-vav-lamed)? - CrazyRussian talk/email 03:13, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Just a random Israeli answering - we rely on the context, though sometimes even that doesn't really help... okedem 18:45, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

"Land/aquatic animals" vs. "mammals/fish"[edit]

No problem with the change to the halal page, just as long as an outsider can figure out what we're talking about. True, if we say kosher FISH must have fins and scales, but lobster isn't a fish, so what about it? Rather, ko(y)l asher bamayim [moyim?] must have fins and scales. Good! Thanks, TLMD13 17:37, 3 September 2006 (UTC)TLMD13

möbius strip[edit]

Keeves, thank you for the invitation to discuss your deletion of my account's contribution to the möbius strip article. I expect you are right to have deleted. I trust your good intention. It was written in good faith by my neighbor while signed into Wikipedia on my account. Why? Because he had told me, "You know, Wikipedia is unreliable." I challenged him to look up the möbius strip article (he has been carrying one around all morning) on Wikipedia and make it better if he felt it missed anything. He felt it missed his line about it being both 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional. So I invited him to make the article better and he tried but I think you may be right that he was wrong in his statement. I don't and cannot present his argument. So I told him he needs to create his own account if he wants to take his idea further. He does not have a computer of his own. So I don't think he will present his idea further right now. Thank you for inviting him to however and for showing him what a live community Wikipedia is. He is nine and highly inquisitive. He and his 16 year old brother and 4 year old sister were over for a visit. The two boys enjoyed reading the page and looking at the beautiful diagrams, and your invitation. But they have gone home now. Thank you. :-) Roger Chrisman 23:28, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Hebrew calendar[edit]

Just wanted to say thanks for fixing up my edits to "When does the year begin." I knew it needed fixing, but I lacked the expertise to write it with such precision. Well done! Kaisershatner 13:50, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Rosh Hashana[edit]

Not sure why you reverted the statement that the holiday always occurs in the Hebrew month of tishrei. The statement is correct. (although it may be redundant.) --Shirahadasha 14:12, 5 October 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for your note. There is an example of a weasel word (many.. some.. often ..) in almost every sentence of the section I tagged, although it is most problematic in the final paragraph concerning the dispute over the eruv in Outremont .. which people/groups of people were using the eruv to vent their frustration and what is the evidence that this was their motive? Which groups of people didn't understand what an eruv is and what is the evidence that they didn't understand? .. etc. Zargulon 14:03, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

Edit of Kosher[edit]

Regarding the phrase

The common defense to the existence of these Kosher protection laws are usually used to discourage anti-Semitism or religious discrimination.

I believe the user meant that a common argument offered to courts by lawyers for governments defending a kosher law, in response to a lawsuit claiming that such a law violates the Establishment Clause, is to assert that it is merely a means of ameliorating past or discouraging future religious discrimination, and hence is a form of accommodation rather than establishment. This argument has in fact been used, although I'm not a lawyer and I don't know how common it is. The argument is somewhat analogous to the one used in defense of affirmative action programs, that they merely ameliorate the negative effects of past racial discrimination rather than constituting active discrimination in their own right. Best, --Shirahadasha 21:00, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

by the oilam[edit] - crz crztalk 21:12, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Vanilla Koogle?[edit]

I beleive you made the initial assertion that the flavors of Koogle included Vanilla; please see my question at Talk:Koogle. AdamRoach 00:21, 8 March 2007 (UTC)


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Proposed deletion of Howard Murphy (actor)[edit]

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Articles for deletion nomination of Passover (Christian holiday)[edit]

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List of Apollo astronauts[edit]

Per this edit, you have introduced inaccurate information to the article. Eugene Cernan, John Young, and Jim Lovell each made two trips to lunar orbit. Lovell on Apollo 8 and 13, Young on Apollo 10 and 16, Cernan on Apollo 10 and 17. Please do not change the article again. -MBK004 05:05, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Capitalization of rabbi/Rabbi[edit]

In MOS:JOBTITLES it says: "When followed by a person's name to form a title, i.e. when they can be considered to have become part of the name". When "rabbi" is part of the name it is capitalized, when it is a job, it is not. I agree with you that in most cases, the word "rabbi" is so connected to the name of the sage, that it should be capitalized. Thanks for your edits to Talmudical hermeneutics, which drew my attention tho this guideline. Debresser (talk) 13:23, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

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