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User talk:Sir Joseph

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The below quote is from a user who gave me advice on how to edit Wikipedia without insulting people:

I think the Holocaust deaths may have very well been exaggerated by some. And, I’m not interested in excluding deaths that were clearly aggravated by forced labor, lack of medical care, and starvation, or even relocation. (I hear Trump claiming that Puerto Rican deaths after the hurricane was over somehow don’t count.) But, it’s still in the millions. Does it make it OK if it was 75% as many? Just say “substantially fewer deaths”. - For the record, this is a form of Criticism_of_Holocaust_denial#Six_million, usually resulting in a block/ban from Wikipedia.

Arbitration Amendment Request archived[edit]

This is a courtesy notice that "Reopening Closed AE Actions" at ARCA has been archived. You may view the final discussion here. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 02:26, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Black Hebrew Israelites[edit]

My intent with that rewording on the African-American Jews article was to get rid of the problematic sentence "but are not recognized as such by other Jews". 'Other Jews' suggests that Jews and Black Hebrew Israelites are both Jewish. Perhaps my rewording wasn't the best, but the sentence as is could use some change. Thanks. Best ~ Bohemian Baltimore (talk) 05:21, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

I would actually get rid of the whole sentence maybe. They are not the same as black Jews and the sentence is not referenced. But, I agree with you that it needs work. Sir Joseph (talk) 14:08, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals). Legobot (talk) 04:30, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:List of law clerks of the Supreme Court of the United States[edit]

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Notice of arbitration[edit]

You recently offered a statement in a request for arbitration. The Arbitration Committee has accepted that request for arbitration and an arbitration case has been opened at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Antisemitism in Poland. Evidence that you wish the arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence subpage, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Antisemitism in Poland/Evidence. Please add your evidence by June 23, 2019, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can also contribute to the case workshop subpage, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Antisemitism in Poland/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, – bradv🍁 15:05, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Don't troll[edit]

Sir Joseph, could you please provide some explanation of your own superiority to "the masses" of which you speak so contemptuously?[1] Or, alternatively, please stop trolling. Bishonen | talk 19:16, 11 June 2019 (UTC).

I'm not trolling. I don't feel superior. I don't think requiring one to wait for evidence is called trolling. We haven't seen any evidence and right now all we have is, yes, everyone lining up for WMF's head. Even in Fram's own version, he received civility warnings from WMF. As I said, Wikipedia won't collapse if we wait a bit to hear from WMF. Sir Joseph (talk) 19:30, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your help at Kosher locust[edit]

Hi there Sir Joseph,

And thanks for your help at Kosher locust! I deeply appreciate that. Anyway, I was still wondering if you could have a final look at a certain source in the Yemenite tradition section (ben Maimon, n. d.; the last paragraph)? There are still a few parameters without any input, such as |title= , |date= , |publisher= , and |trans-chapter= , and I was wishing that perhaps you could help with those?

I believe a lot of the information for the empty parameters is available at the main page[2], as well as at a Mishneh Torah chapter[3]. It's just that, with the transliterations of Hebrew no Google Translate will help, and even the very machine translations I take rather cautiously.

Thanks a lot in advance! :-)

Cheers! Jayaguru-Shishya (talk) 22:56, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Jayaguru-Shishya, could you be a bit more specific, which source do you want me to look at? As an FYI, I found a better source you might want to use. At [4] There is an English and Hebrew text available to use. I just remembered that this is a newer text and they are starting to use this site on some pages, it's also more intuitive and it's hyperlinked so you can get from one text to another, if you are wondering how the law is derived, etc. @Davidbena: you should be aware of this site as well, since it's a good resource for refs. Sir Joseph (talk) 00:07, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
Sir Joseph Source number 11: ben Maimon, Moses. "Ma'achaloth Asuroth" הלכות מאכלות אסורות פרק א. משנה תורה להרמב"ם [Mishneh Torah of the Rambam] (in Hebrew). Jerusalem: Mechon Mamre. 1:21-22.
Cheers! Jayaguru-Shishya (talk) 10:06, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
So it's the same link, [5], I'm just not sure how to answer the title and publisher, since it's not really published, it's an online text. But it should be the same as the prior links as on Davidbena's talk page. Sir Joseph (talk) 15:39, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
For title= , perhaps you could help to provide romanization of the Hebrew title, משנה תורה להרמב"ם? And for the trans-chapter= , an English translation of the Hebrew: הלכות מאכלות אסורות פרק א‎, romanizedMa'achaloth Asuroth? There's also one more parameter I didn't notice to ask before, that being edition= . If my navigation through Google translate module was any successful, it should be on the very front page: מהדורת מכון ממרא (תמוז התשע"ז)
Moreover, as for a web edition of a primary source, I think publisher= and date= should be located at the front page as well. Cheers! Jayaguru-Shishya (talk) 10:32, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
Title = "Rambam's Mishneh Torah" Chapter = Laws of Forbidden Food, (Chapter 1). Date would be "2017" would be my best guess since that is the copyright. Edition would be "Mechon Mamre" the rest of the text is the Hebrew Date which I don't think you need. Sir Joseph (talk) 14:29, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. How about the romanization, similar to the source number 14? W.r.t. to that one, the English translation (trans-title= ) is The Yemenite Kitchen - Hawaij, Love and Folklore, the Hebrew title (script-title= ) המטבח התימני: חואיג׳, אהבה ופולקלור, and the romanized title (title= ) Ha’mitbah ha’temani.
I know, those can be rather confusing at times. :-) Cheers! Jayaguru-Shishya (talk) 13:39, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
I'm not sure what "חואיג׳" is, I think it's a spice, but I'm not sure how to romanticize it, I'd probably put it as same as you have it in your translation. The rest I'd put in as, "Mitbach HaTeimani: Hawaij, Ahava V'Folklore" Sir Joseph (talk) 13:54, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
Sir Joseph, that one was already translated and romanized (The Yemenite Kitchen - Hawaij, Love and Folklore, Ha’mitbah ha’temani, see above). What still needed romanization was משנה תורה להרמב"ם. But thanks still! :-) Cheers! Jayaguru-Shishya (talk) 18:36, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
I'd put that as "Mishneh Torah L'HaRambam." Sir Joseph (talk) 19:01, 18 June 2019 (UTC)