Hi! I may have been born Jacob Leibowitz, but call me Jacob Frank. You can call yourself whatever you want, too. I am a Jewish historical figure who lived in Poland and the Ottoman Empire back in the 1700s. I don't know very much about anything, but that didn't stop me from contributing my ideas to the world. Neither should that stop you. Perhaps if Wikiversity were only meant for the learned, it wouldn't have been given to you to do pretty much whatever you want with it. So, be bold!!! For my boldness, I earned a place as one of Wikiversity's mascots.
Also, ignore all rules. Rules only get in the way of doing what ought to be done. Don't worry about what you add to Wikiversity, just add it. In my lifetime, I developed the doctrine of "purification through transgression," the idea that sin can actually purify the sinner. Despite knowing as little as I do, I still founded a religion based on the Kabbalah called Frankism. I claimed to be the savior of the world and the reincarnation of a 17th-century Jewish rabbi named Sabbatai Zevi, as well as King David in the Bible. As part of Frankism I converted to both Islam and Roman Catholicism, and I'll leave it up to your imagination what else I did. On Wikiversity, I contribute to the pages about philosophy, as well as to the ones about religious studies—particularly the religions I successively belonged to, Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
There are some interesting and colorful people in Jewish history, don't you think? I'm just one of them. Find out more.
More information about Jacob Frank
- Jewish Virtual Library page on Jacob Frank
- American Jewish Life Magazine: Heretic of the Month
- Article about a letter written by Jacob Frank
- My book, The Collection of the Words of the Lord. Translated into English by Harris Lenowitz.
Sholom and greetings, Mr. Frank.
However, I feel I am unable to follow your advice on avoiding all rules. (I have acquired to much respect for them in the course of studying mathematics.)
I will need to search out this topic of mascots -- I may appreciate it more soon. Ray Calvin Baker 00:30, 29 November 2011 (UTC)