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After Rfc still need for input[edit]

Your input is needed at Talk:Jewish diaspora regarding the question whether the diaspora was the result of "expulsion" or "mass expulsion", and whether those who disagree with that are "historians", "some" historians" or "leading historians". Debresser (talk) 15:54, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Links to Midrashim on Sefaria[edit]

I'm still trying to get links to CC versions of texts hosted on Sefaria. I'm finding that without editors "in the domain", the changes will not happen. In particular, links to CC versions of Sifra and Sifre and bogged down, waiting for subject matter experts to weigh in. LevEliezer (talk) 13:05, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

The bigger question is: Are the people active at WikiProject Judaism willing to allow free inclusion of links to Sefaria? I am; I think it's a fantastic resource, and one highly appropriate for use here. But others need to weigh in. If this WikiProject favors the idea, we can probably make it stick on pages we're interested in. StevenJ81 (talk) 20:44, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
Is there any way for me to encourage the process? I've heard a few expressions of support, like yours, but can't seem to get the ball rolling. LevEliezer (talk) 09:38, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Article on the 2017 Maccabiah Games[edit]

Hi. The 2017 Maccabiah Games are about to start. Perhaps someone can begin an article on them? There is one on the Hebrew wikipedia, here. Thank you. --2604:2000:E016:A700:4D64:B20A:439C:EE72 (talk) 10:25, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

Under way. 2017 Maccabiah Games. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 10:37, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

Amalek needs input from experienced and informed editors[edit]

There is a significant content dispute at the above named article which has also spilled onto WP:ANI. Interested editors are encouraged to join the discussion. -Ad Orientem (talk) 04:07, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

How the world learned about the Holocaust[edit]

Hello, Your thoughts and ideas are requested at Talk:The Holocaust#How the world learned, concerning how scholars, and then the public, learned about the Holocaust. Thank you, Mathglot (talk) 21:46, 2 July 2017 (UTC)


Any ideas what "Qiddin" could mean? It's apparently a source for an Aramaic word, cited in this edit. I'm wondering if it might be Kiddushin (tractate), with a Q for Kof and abbreviated, but I don't know. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 13:58, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

You've gotta be qiddin me! (I'm sorry, but I couldn't resist.) I think you're right about it being Kiddushin. This translation has the quote as "I am preferable to you" (instead of "I am more worthy") at Kiddushin 29b. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 15:59, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
Nice thinking. It's the only such usage on Wikipedia, currently. I'll fix it. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 10:57, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Aristotle converted?[edit]

Chime in at Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Humanities#Aristotle_conversion_to_Judaism_and_letter_to_Alexander --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 11:03, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Unreferenced information at Seventeenth of Tammuz, due to appear on the Main Page tomorrow[edit]

Can someone help by adding references to Seventeenth of Tammuz#Customs and Seventeenth of Tammuz#Cycle of fasts, both of which are sections without any references? The article is due to appear at "On This Day" on the Main Page tomorrow, but lack of referenced information could be a bar to this happening. Thanks, BencherliteTalk 10:13, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Bencherlite.  Done --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 11:20, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Second Temple period or Hellenistic period[edit]

Please but in on a discussion if we should use "Second Temple period" or "Hellenistic period" or perhaps something else altogether, at Talk:Shuafat#Second_Temple_Period. Debresser (talk) 16:27, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Tisha B'Av for main page[edit]

In order to get a head start and to avoid any issues, please feel free to look at the article and make improvements if necessary. Sir Joseph (talk) 17:50, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

It has no tags, no redlinks. Debresser (talk) 19:11, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

A Call for Interested Editors[edit]

In case anyone's interested, there is a Wikisource partial translation of the Bible, over at Wikisource:WikiProject Wiki Bible.

There's some disagreements occurring at Translation talk:Genesis and Translation talk:Exodus where a third opinion from someone knowledgeable (even moderately knowledgeable) about biblical Hebrew would be helpful here. The conversations are between myself an an anonymous IP -- the only two active contributors that I know of to the project. We're talking really basic stuff here -- nothing all that advanced. If you can look at a page of the Bible and half-way understand it, you can help. And if you take the side of the editor I'm disagreeing with on any issue there I'll quit arguing and stand down on that particular question.

For a sampling of what the new editor is brining to the table, see [1] and much more here [2].

Of course, for anyone who doesn't want to wade into this mess, there's also a number of totally untranslated sections that could use a look from anyone who knows their way around biblical Hebrew, ancient Aramaic, and Koine Greek. Alephb (talk) 04:51, 20 July 2017 (UTC)