Template talk:Jewish and Israeli holidays
Brief template history[change source]
In January 2013 I imported the then-current version of the template in enwiki to simplewiki. This replaced the previous version here, which was in turn based on an older version of the template in enwiki. After some minor fixing, the version that existed on March 7, 2013, was this one, although more of the links were red then.
After March 2013, and in the process of preparing the article Shabbat for Good article status, I started shrinking the template, on the grounds that many of the holiday articles with red links in the template were not going to be written at this wiki, at least in the short-to-medium-term future. Accordingly, in June I removed the section with links to the individual Hebrew calendar months, as well as the section with a link to a master list of Jewish holiday dates on enwiki.
In July, I drastically shrank the rest of the template. The approach and reasoning follow, pasted from the sandbox page where I originally worked this up.