User talk:Nmagedman

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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Nmagedman, 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!  And Shalom IZAK 16:31, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

Purim[edit]

Sorry to make it so difficult for you. Basically, I added one paragraph to the "Overview" and one paragraph to "Gifts of food and charity" sections, and then reorganized the headings in accordance with the progression of mitzvot of the day. I also moved up "Boisterous in the synagogue" and "Burning Haman in effigy" to be sub-headings under "Reading of the Megillah". I agree that it's impossible to figure out the changes when looking at the side-by-side comparisons. Perhaps you could click on the previous version of the article, before my changes, and copy it into a Word document. Then copy my version into a Word document, and compare the changes section by section. Kol tuv, Yoninah 21:21, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Passover[edit]

I see everyone's checking into Wikipedia for the inyanei d'yoma! I thought your reorganization of the intro was right-on. However, I did change a few of your links. I've been around long enough to know that this can't be an authentic Jewish encyclopedia; it must be accessible to people of all faiths and nationalities. For that reason, you cannot write "Beis Hamikdash" instead of Temple in Jerusalem on the first mention. You could call it the "Temple in Jerusalem|Holy Temple in Jerusalem". (By the way, Wikipedia style is "Beit," not "Beis".)

You should also preview your changes before you save them by pressing the "Show Preview" green button next to the "Save Page" button. When you do that, you'll be shown a preview of your changes. Make sure to click on any links that you created to make sure that they really go to that place. For example, when I clicked on your "Shalosh regalim|Shalosh Regalim" link, a page entitled "Three pilgrim festivals" came up. You have to go back into your editing and rewrite the link as "Three pilgrim festivals|Shalosh Regalim" to create an accurate link. Otherwise, someone else volunteering for Wikipedia:Disambiguation pages with links project will have to manually fix your links. (I've volunteered for this project a few times, and let me tell you, it's really time-consuming. Better to fix your links before you make them.) Good luck, Yoninah 21:39, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Target audience[edit]

As I've been told by other editors, anything Jewish is of great interest to gentiles. Therefore we should consider Wikipedia a platform for expressing Jewish views in an accessible way for readers of all stripes, while at the same time insisting on truth and accuracy. As you look through various articles, however, you will notice a lot of material has been written by Christians who think they know what Judaism is about, or by "Bible scholars" who subscribe to the documentary hypothesis of the origins of the Torah; and whole parshas lifted from the Jewish Encyclopedia of 1906, a terribly anti-Semitic treatise (but people use it since anything over 100 years is public domain and can be reprinted at will). So you should feel free to edit and rewrite things, keeping in mind this multinational, multiracial audience. Yoninah 23:06, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Greasemonkey[edit]

Unfortunately, I could never get it to work. I finally gave up on the whole thing. -- MisterHand 13:57, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

The Unheeded Cry[edit]

Hi, I have that book. It is the story of Weissmandl's life written by Fuchs. It has a lot of sympathetic discussion of the events that are featured in Min Hameitzar, but it isn't any sort of version of the latter. Cheers. Zerotalk 23:52, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Great find of Torat Chemed on the web! I guess Min HaMeitzar is not there yet. Zerotalk 07:08, 28 April 2010 (UTC)