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Jewish World Review
Feb. 20, 2003
Artscroll
Human beings are the Creator's language.
  —   Jewish Saying

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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controversy!
The jihad against the textbooks
By Suzanne Fields

One man's jihad can be another man's mission of distortion. The Islamist terrorists who attacked America on September 11 cited their murderous rampage as a "jihad." The suicide bombers who set out to terrorize Israeli schools, restaurants and malls call their mission their "jihad." But American school kids might never know anything about that.



new york diarist
Who's on First?
By Jackie Mason & Raoul Felder

Alexander the Great observed that the peoples of Asia were enslaved because they had not learned to pronounce the word "No." This certainly was true of the world in 1938 and 1939, and it is equally so today.




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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!) Escaping reality





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SLIM CHANCES: Are visual cues undermining your diet?

Career matters by Marty Nemko: Today's #1 hirer

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

Rumsfeld: Human shields' use is war crime

Ridge launches 'Campaign Ready'

Lawyers retire: All clients have died

Making the cop get out of his car

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Americans exposure to chemicals decreasing

An ovarian link to diabetes

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Dr. Peter Gott: Post-operative exercise is appropriate; Metamucil for chronic constipation; after a painful attack of pancreatitis



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Jonathan Rauch: America can beat Iraq. But can it vanquish France?

On language by Richard Lederer: Spook etymology on the Internet (FUN!)

Lenore Skenazy: Call the kids the Reheated Generation

Evan Weiner: An endless season

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

ScrappleFace: French President changes name to 'Chiraq'

Art Buchwald: The fight for duct tape

Tresa McBee: Aggie agitation: Not exactly Kent State (OUTRAGEOUS!)


JOE MILLIONAIRE, BACHELORETTE TO CREATE MUTANT RACE OF VAPID IDIOTS
First Progeny planned for November sweeps
  —  Andy Borowitz

Robert Tracinski: The worldwide epidemic of doctors' strikes (SMART!)

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

Jack Kelly: Anti-war group gets it right about great humanitarian tragedy in last Gulf War (IMPORTANT!)

Edward I. Koch: Death penalty=racism? Don't confuse them with the facts

Bill Tammeus: Trying to decipher the vexing French

Linda Chavez: Enough is enough

George Will: Shrinking the U.N.

Marianne M. Jennings: Diabolical women (OUCH!)

Steve Young: So you want to be a liberal talk show host

Larry Elder: When Clinton supported regime change, where was the opposition?

Anne Coulter: Give us 22 minutes, we'll give up the country

Thomas Sowell: Instant Rush?



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Mallard Filmore

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Jeff Stahler

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Wayne Stayskal

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Find Jewish Learning in Your Area
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Terry Eastland: Administration fine-tunes religious rights in public education

Mark Steyn: The curtain will come down on the peaceniks

Rabbi Avi Shafran: STORM THE HEAVENS

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

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

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

Bill Bennett, Jack Kemp, and Jeane Kirkpatrick: Twenty Facts about Israel and the Middle East (IMPORTANT!)

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