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Jewish World Review
Feb. 19, 2003
Artscroll
Whoever does not try, does not learn.
  —   Adapted from Pirkei Avos

ABOUT JWR'S FUTURE

Not long ago, I found myself in the office of a corporate CEO. This fellow is known as a philanthropist, and I was trying for YEARS to meet with him.

After exchanging pleasantries, he became very serious. "If your own readers don't support you," he asked from behind his wide mahogany desk, "then why should I?"

Was the question insensitive? Obviously. But he had a point.

Unlike the CEO, there should be no reason for me to make a "pitch" to you about what JWR is --- and why it needs support.

We defend the values YOU hold dear and do so with elegance and eloquence.

And yet and yet, we need more and more of our readers to care -- that means you, all of you -- that we have the resources to keep on keeping on. (I'm SINCERELY grateful to those who have contributed!)

For those who aren't aware, JWR is not some multi-million dollar company. It is still a one-man-show run out of a Brooklyn basement.

To be blunt: We need your help and we need it now.

As much as I like to think positively -- it's my nature -- there comes a time when reality sets in. After discussing JWR's situation with "experts," we decided on a few possible scenarios. Here they are. We could

1) reduce our publishing schedule to twice or three times weekly.

2) become a subscription-only service with a semi-annual charge

3) offer free and "premium" tracks, which would require a fee

4) spruce up our advertising by adding pop-ups. (They are annoying, but they pay well.)

I would like things to stay the way they are, but without funding it's an impossibility.

What we have NO intention of doing is folding. We know the impact we are having in the cultural debate. And, then, there all of those warm letters we receive.

I am NOT asking you to stop reading if you can't make a donation. But I AM reassuring you that you need not be embarrassed if you can only give a small amount.

Whatever the amount, it will be greatly appreciated. At this point, ANYTHING, and I do mean ANYTHING, is better than nothing. Let's not be forced to change how JWR is run.

I've quoted the CEO. Now, let me quote a reader, James Graper: "Should I trust you with my mind but not my money?"

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on law
Administration fine-tunes religious rights in public education
By Terry Eastland

Every so often, news is made that tells a story larger than first appears. That happened earlier this month when the Education Department issued a four-page document titled "Guidance on Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools."



reality check
The curtain will come
down on the peaceniks

By Mark Steyn

It's not Saddam who's the thug, it's Blair. It's not the Baathist killers from Tikrit who are the bunch of criminals, it's the Republican Party. It's not the million-man murderer of Baghdad who's the new Hitler, it's George W. Bush. It's not the Iraqi one-party state with its government-controlled media that "crushes dissent," it's the White House.

It's not the Wahhabis who are the fundamentalists, it's Bush, Blair and the other Christians. It's not Osama bin Laden who's the terrorist, it's American foreign policy. Supporting the continued enslavement of the Iraqi people is "pacifist," but it's "racist" for America to disagree with the UN, even though it's Colin Powell and Condi Rice doing the disagreeing and the fellows they're disagreeing with are a bunch of white guys from Europe.




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It's Not As Tough As You Think: How to smooth out life's bumps (NEW SERIES. YOU'LL ENJOY IT!) You can't or you won't?





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BODYFIRE: To increase your physical performance, work your mental muscle

Surviving a Chemical attack, Part IV: How to think clearly regarding bombings (PRINT IT!)

Report: Gas chemical that can be used as a precursor to nerve gas shipped to N. Korea

The Internet, Iraqi style

Bush releases 'secure cyberspace' plan

Street toilet idea going down drain

Robots put a smile on

Birth weight can predict diseases

New test can diagnose Alzheimer's

Everyday Cheapskate: Curing warts with duct tape and other news

Consumer Reports on JWR: Pregnancy tests: what to expect

Dr. Peter Gott: Can mental changes result from medication? Losing weight by taking hormone injections, thyroid pills and stimulants



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James P. Pinkerton: Osama: Idiotic infindels are fulfilling my plans perfectly

Lloyd Garver: Just say what you mean (FANTASTIC, NEW CONTRIBUTOR!)

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

ScrappleFace: Chirac offers new EU members 'Freedom of Silence'

Joe Bob Briggs: Shameless, uppity celeb has a Marie Antoinette moment in court for all to see

Media Person: Yanking the Franks


KIM JUNG-IL: I WILL PREVAIL OVER TIGER WOODS
North Korean madman threatens to join PGA tour
  —  Andy Borowitz

Capital Comment: Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world

Roger Simon: The terrorists struck!

Evan Weiner: The bills have come due

Deroy Murdock: "Standing Tall" plan lets Twin Towers soar again

Wendy McElroy: Elder abuse demands family solutions

Michael Ledeen: The willful blindness of those who will not see

Clarence Page: Braun vs. Sharpton: A Dem dilemma

David Limbaugh: Known by the company we keep

Dick Morris: Old Europe's last hurrah

Michelle Malkin: Sodom & Gomorrah U (NOT FOR CHILDREN!)

Kathleen Parker: To wage war when necessary is to be grown up

Michael Kelly: Give tyranny a chance!

Jonah Goldberg: Comparing Saddam to Hitler is justified

Tony Blankley: The shame! We've mischaracterized the French (OUCH!)

Wesley Pruden: When can the judge watch the machine?

Walter Williams: Poverty in America

Cal Thomas: A time for war (SUPERB!)



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Mallard Filmore

John Cole

Doug Marlette

Bob Gorrell

Gary Brookins

Wayne Stayskal

John Deering

Jake Fuller

Joe Heller

Ed Gamble

Michael Ramirez

(Att. working columnists and editorial cartoonists: Think you have what it takes to be featured on JWR? Drop us a note. And readers: We're always open for suggestions!)


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Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.: Who's 'with' President Bush?

Dennis Prager: When have millions of Europeans ever been wrong?

Michael Feldberg: Lincoln's fight for Jewish chaplains

David Suissa: Shut up, I love you!

Jonathan Tobin: Prudence, not Prejudice

Richard Z. Chesnoff: Syria's charade: America's 'ally' promoting terrorism

Kerry Dougherty: Arafat gets ass-inine plea from PETA on intifada

Rabbi Berel Wein: How to turn wealth into glory

Cassandra Jardine: Is the world ready for the first Sabbath-observant supermodel?




Binyamin L. Jolkovsky: He has an eye on Creation

David D. Perlmutter: 'Palestine' for Dummies

Doug Marlette: How do you say "freedom of speech" in Arabic?

Nadia Matar: Jane in Jerusalem

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