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Semitic neopaganismEdit

I need help on the Semitic neopaganism page. It is being repeatedly vandalized, over a years long period, by someone who has a grudge against one of the listed groups. This page is about modern day groups that have neo-pagan beliefs, and are open about it (for instance, openly discussing their beliefs and the gods they pray to by printing prayerbooks, siddurs, discussing them on websites and in interviews.) But one Wikipedia editor is censoring this position, apparently trying to present one modern day neopagan group (Kohenet) as if perhaps they were Orthodox Jews. They aren't. Members of Kohenet offer prayers to Anat, Asherah, Lilith, and other deities. I do understand the the person opposing me wishes that Kohenet were Orthodox Jews, but they simply aren't. Wikipedia needs to be a place for groups are described accurately. We can't falsely write about Protestant Christians as if they are really Catholic; we can't write about neo-pagan Wiccans as if they are Muslims, etc. We merely need to be accurate. Thank you for your time. RK (talk)

Maharam or Meir of Rothenburg?Edit

This proposed move discussion at Talk:Meir_of_Rothenburg#Proposed_move has been neglected for some months. Any constructive input welcomed, even (especially) if critical. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 12:50, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Timeline of LGBT Jewish history#Allegations that Torah true classical scholars supported and implied pro gay themes and memes is ludicrousEdit

Hi all, please see: Talk:Timeline of LGBT Jewish history#Allegations that Torah true classical scholars supported and implied pro gay themes and memes is ludicrous. What do you say? IZAK (talk) 23:31, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Alleged claims of descent from the Baal Shem Tov requires WP:RSEdit

Please see: Centralized discussion at Talk:Timeline of LGBT Jewish history#Descended from Baal Shem Tov? Proof please!. Thank you, IZAK (talk) 19:41, 7 July 2019 (UTC)


Answering this question, made me think we have redlinks for bdieved and lhatchila. Or are there bluelinks I'm not spelling correctly? --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 12:45, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

I'd write them "bediavad" or "b'diavad" and "lechatchila" or "l'chatchila". Notice by the way, that "bediavad"/"b'diavad" is the grammatically correct form of what in Yeshivish is pronounced as "bedieved"/"b'dieved". Debresser (talk) 15:07, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
Does he: have a page for either/both? --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 15:40, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
he:לכתחילה ובדיעבד Anyone want to have a crack at an English page? --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 15:12, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
I'm not the one to write this. But I will note that the one small description I found is located at List of Talmudic principles § Modern observance. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:26, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
Also, we tend to kh for ח. So probably "lechatkhila" ... StevenJ81 (talk) 15:29, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
Per WP:COMMON we should use the most common English spelling, which I think it "lechatchila". Debresser (talk) 17:35, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
I'll be honest: I think it should be a section within Halakha, not a separate page. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:07, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
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