Type of site
|Internet encyclopedia project|
The Yiddish Wikipedia now has 14,111 articles. There are 27,309 registered users (including bots); 359 are active, including 3 administrators.
Like all Wikipedias it generates hits from Yiddish words typed in Google, with Wikipedia articles appearing at the top of the results for that word.
In accordance with the norms for the Yiddish language, it is written almost exclusively in Hebrew script, and not in Latin script.
The Yiddish Wikipedia reached 6000 articles on March 8, 2009. The 6000th article is יהושע העשיל תאומים-פרענקל, a rabbi. The 7000th article is חנינא סגן הכהנים, a page about the tanna Hanina Segan ha-Kohanim created on December 24, 2009.
Point of view
|Yiddish edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia|
- (in Yiddish) Yiddish Wikipedia
- (in Yiddish) Yiddish Wikipedia mobile version (homepage not yet configured)
- New Voices e-Gossip - If there ever was hope for our grandparents to turn tech-savvy and read about the latest in their mamaloshen, this is it. New Voices.
- Go on the web: Aviv Gefen (with non-hebrew spelling)? Yes. It's not a mistake. It's Yiddish. Ynet (Hebrew)
- Dr. Shalom Berger, An encyclopedia of people already in Yiddish The Forward (Yiddish)
- Is there such a thing as a Free Encyclopedia?: - The Yiddish Wikipedia was the only Wikipedia which did not delete an article which a journalist has written his own autobiography. TheMarker (Hebrew)