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Jewish World Review
Feb. 24, 2003
Artscroll
The only truly dead are those who are forgotten.
  —   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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In gratitude and friendship,
Binyamin L. Jolkovsky,
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reality check
The darker side of peace protests
By Jonathan Tobin

Coming to grips with anti-Semitism in the debate over war with Iraq



outlook
Most Americans still want
people of faith as leaders

By Suzanne Fields

The president's faith no doubt disturbs the devout secularists, particularly in Europe, where the leaders put their faith in the bureaucracies of peacekeeping and nation-building --- and in themselves. The pain the devout secularists feel might be assuaged by a dispassionate attempt to understand what it is that inspires the lives of the millions of Americans of faith. And not just evangelical Christians.


perspective
Europe's Monomania
By George Will

America has become for many Europeans what Jews were for centuries.




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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!) Some mountains melt into molehills





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HEALTH SENSE: Remembering as you sleep

Dr. Robert A. Wascher's health and science report: : Tamoxifen & Benign Breast Disease; New Recommendation on Digitalis Dosing; Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease & the Nose; Radiologist Experience & Accuracy of Mammogram Interpretation; More Data on the Incidence of GI Side Effects with Selective COX-2 NSAIDs; Regular Rest Breaks & the Risk of Industrial Accidents

Terror threats impact building designs

Solving a 50-year lunar mystery

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Eggs might reduce breast cancer risk

Everyday Cheapskate: The mother of all water-mark removers

Bruce Williams on JWR: Appointing an executor; cutting the cord on the kids

Dr. Peter Gott: A new device for male incontinence; seeing ghosts



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Zev Chafets: Prof's arrest will test Arab Americans' loyalty (SUPERB!)

PunditWatch: Highlights of the Sunday shows

Evan Weiner: Why Gov. Ed Rendell is more important to the Pittsburgh Penguins' future than its owner

Argus Hamilton's political zingers! (SUPER-SIZED!)

ScrappleFace: Secret U.S. Plan for Cyber-War to Feature Windows XP

David Martin: Choosing a career as an obfuscation and complication specialist (GREAT!)

Jonah Goldberg: Returning Roe to the ballot box

Paul Greenberg: The mob forms here: The borking of Miguel Estrada

Joanne Jacobs: Segregation stories

David R. Kotok: There are 2 Two Front Wars!

Debra J. Saunders: European ingrates

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

David Limbaugh: Tolerance: A two-way street (EXCELLENT!)

Roger Simon: Gephardt struggling to be standout

Diana West: Searching for good news

Wesley Pruden: As pesky as France, but with better wine

John Leo: Time to strip the anti-war protests of its hyperbolic lifeline (SPOT-ON!)

Bill O'Reilly: A peace of the action

Thomas Sowell: Undeclared wars



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Mallard Filmore

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Lurie's World

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