Snapshot of Hebrew main page, 2010
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Hebrew (Hebrew: ויקיפדיה העברית, IPA: [vikiˈpedja ha(ʔ)entsikloˈpedja haχofˈʃit]) is the Hebrew language edition of . This edition was started on 11 May 2001 and contains more than 245,000 articles as of June 2019.
Hebrew features several organized article writing projects, among them Wikitort - an academic project to write original articles about tort law, PhysiWiki - a project to write and improve articles about Physics with the cooperation of Weizmann Institute of Science, and ongoing academic projects. Another major topic is Jewish history and the History of Israel. In 2006, the Elef Millim project (English: Thousand Words project) was launched to provide with free images. Groups of ns meet for field trips around the country to take pictures of Israeli sites.
Hebrew spelling is a matter of debate. Since the standards published by the Academy of the Hebrew Language are not always meticulously followed in common usage, the Hebrew community decides on problematic cases of spelling through discussion and polls to ensure consistency. When technically possible, spelling decisions are periodically enforced using automatic replacement by a bot.
Hebrew 's requirements for notability standards are relatively strict.
Hebrew organizes yearly competitions, sometimes with the assistance of the Wikimedia foundation, as well as social gatherings and picnics.
On the occasion of the 100,000 articles milestone, the Science and Technology Committee of the Knesset (Israeli parliament) invited contributors and users to the 2 February 2010 morning meeting, to join in a debate about and other open-source resources. Some contributors at the meeting criticized "the lack of government cooperation with their efforts to compile a free online Hebrew-language encyclopedia," as well as sharing complaints from editors abroad that since the Israel Defense Forces does not release photos for free redistribution on the Internet, the sole source of available pictures for entries such as the Gaza War and the 2006 Lebanon War are the Palestinians.
In July 2006, Hebrew had one of the highest number of bytes per article, and the highest of all editions on with over 20,000 articles.
Whereas the English requires a general consensus for deleting articles (hence deletion discussion is not considered to be a voting process), the Hebrew has adopted a policy of deletion upon a 55% majority, with no minimum number of votes. In these votes, only registered users with one month seniority and at least 100 edits in the article, image, category or template namespaces in the past 90 days can vote.
Compared to English , Hebrew is more conservative with respect to content.
The inclusion criteria are detailed under the "principles and guidelines" page. Some examples:
List articles are rare. In particular, lists of TV series episodes are not accepted, even as part of the articles on the series.
Other controversial topics are articles of about small schools and minor educational institutions.
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