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Hello, Mdanziger, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If 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. Again, welcome!  Jon513 21:20, 12 February 2006 (UTC)


Temurah - Disambig[edit]

I did the disambig as we talked about. check it out at temurah and temurah (Kabbalah) and temurah (Halacha). I am not sure if I made a mistake by capitilizing Kabbalah and Halacha. see also Wikipedia:Manual of Style (disambiguation pages).

also, you may want to add a {{JudaismWikiProject-Member}} or {{user wpj}} to say you are part of project judaism, to you user page.Jon513 21:48, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

I have the Jewish thing on my website. Can you just declare yourself a member? I guess so. We should get some nice Temura dinim up, like Rambam and all. That would be quite something, really serve the international Temura community. The biggest contribution to Temura related literature since the Aruch Hashulchan L'atid. Mdanziger 21:55, 12 February 2006 (UTC)


i resonded on my talk page


see what I did. use ther user contribtions to see (it is one the left of the page under toolbox - click it when you go to my user page) Jon513 21:53, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

WikiProjects, etc[edit]

Hi, and welcome to Wikipedia! I thought you might be interested in joining WikiProject Judaism or WikiProject Jewish culture.

You may also want to add yourself to Category:Jewish Wikipedians.

Again, welcome!

jnothman talk 00:27, 15 February 2006 (UTC)


find the one that I added! Jon513 13:30, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

join the fun[edit]

check out Template_talk:Infobox_Halacha. there is a heated discussion. Jon513 21:35, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

more fun[edit]

Criticism of Noam ChomskyJon513 15:04, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

see Template talk:Infobox Halacha Jon513 21:47, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

39 categories of activity prohibited on Shabbat Jon513 22:15, 1 March 2006 (UTC)


why did you retract you idea to merge Abundance of the chemical elements and Natural abundance did you forget wp:be bold? Jon513 21:52, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

Passover Greeting[edit]

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Wishing you and your family a Happy Passover.
!חג כשר ושמח

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I need your LA expertize at the article Rabbi Zvi Block. Have you ever heard of him? is he notable. if he is remove the prod notice. Jon513 15:17, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Tell him that he is. --רח"ק | Talk 00:37, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

Changes to Nazirite[edit]

I have added a new section to the article Nazirite and I would appreciate your input on those changes. Jon513 18:20, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Orthodox Rabbinical Biography Collaboration of the Week[edit]

In case you have not been made aware yet, come help out at Wikipedia:Orthodox Rabbinical Biography Collaboration of the Week. Yasher koach! - CrazyRussian talk/contribs/email 03:39, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

peer review[edit]

Night of the Living Dead is up for peer review. check it out. Jon513 12:56, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

Please join Wikipedia:WikiProject Judaism[edit]

Hi Mdanziger and Shalom Aleichem: Please join Wikipedia:WikiProject Judaism, one of the largest forums for discussions between editors of Jewish articles. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Judaism#Directory of participants and join or commence discussions at the talk page Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Judaism. Thanks for considering this. IZAK 07:14, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Israel bilateral relations[edit]

Hi, I could use some support in opposing merging Israel-Venezuela relations into (nothingness) Foreign policy of Hugo Chávez. Anything you can add to Israel-Venezuela relations, Israel-New Zealand relations, and Israel-Japan relations would be very appreciated. Respectfully, Republitarian 17:53, 23 August 2006 (UTC)


see my talk page. Jon513 16:01, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

if you wait until after the chagim, i'll go too. Mdanziger 15:32, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
We'll also have to find somewhere to eat - we can't get back to machon in time. Jon513 15:53, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
if we plan it, we can make our own chulent, rice and wine. btw, log on to gmail if you're just sitting there, this is inefficient Mdanziger 16:27, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Vote request[edit]

Please Vote, as per wiktionary the correct spelling is Wiktionary:anti-Semitic NOT Antisemitic. 20:51, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Your contact info[edit]

Hi Mdanziger: You have not enabled your Wikipedia Email feature in your "my preferences" at the top of your user page. Sometimes editors overlook that when it's a useful way of staying in touch with other editors. Best wishes. IZAK 18:19, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Could you have a look at these articles and their talk?[edit]

Could you have a look at these articles and their talk?

I feel the articles are extremely well sourced and balanced. I'd like somebody else to remove the tags. Please look at my last versions, because I have run up against somebody from the evolution/creation universe who wants to troll around for lehakholis (Aramaic word, you might be able to guess what it means). --Metzenberg 03:10, 20 March 2007 (UTC)


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Re:removing original research

Fortune favors the bold. Jon513 (talk) 08:46, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

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Israel Mafia

One factor in its lack of coverage may be that the Hebrew wikipedia is too closed. They are unwelcoming to noobs and scare away talent. While they deal with vandalism they often scare away someone who was just playing around. That is a major factor in why they may be excellent in some articles (israeli elections), but terrible with less mainstream stuff. I doubt there is a conspiracy to censor the information, but that is possible. If there are newspaper article on the topic an article should be easy to write. Jon513 (talk) 08:31, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves Art[edit]

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too many capitals[edit]


Please see my recent edits to Interdependent networks. You're using too many capital letters. Under the norms of WP:MOS, one should not capitalize an initial letter simply because it's in a section heading. The first letter in a heading is capital except on those rare occasions when there's a special reason to use lower case; the later ones are lower case except when there's a special reason to use a capital (such as a person's name or the like). Michael Hardy (talk) 19:38, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

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