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Jewish World Review
Feb. 26, 2003
Artscroll
To lose courage is worse than to lose an army.
  —   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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reality check
Which will the world's future be: Muslim, European or American?
By Dennis Prager

There are now three ideologies competing to shape the future of mankind. They are militant Islam, Western European secularism and socialism, and American Judeo-Christianity and capitalism. The first is being spread both peacefully and violently, the second is being spread peacefully, and the third is not being spread.



Kosher.com




first person
On Michael Jordan
and mustard gas

By Michael Freund

It was the day after the recent NBA All-Star game, but my nine-year old and his friend had more important things on their minds: they were busy discussing the difference between mustard gas and nerve agents.




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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!) I'm not perfect. You're not perfect





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'Women's' nutrients that men need, too

High Court to rule on how much time cops need to enter private property --- even if they have a warrant

Panel: Roller coasters won't injure brains

DNA computer sets Guinness record

Peanut substance 'can fight tuberculosis'

Creating stem cells from blood

Teens drink 20 percent of U.S. alcohol

Barbie gets grandparents

Everyday Cheapskate: Littered with flowers; Shaking on empty; A quarter for your VCR; Happy being blue; Turn your clothes inside out

Dr. Ed Blonz: Exercise is key to avoiding osteoporosis; when calcium intake is dangerous

Bruce Williams on JWR: Renting formula; Can a widower benefit from a spouse's business?



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Steve and Cokie Roberts: Take that, you SUV-bashers!

Lloyd Garver: Unfortunately, we can hear you now (GREAT!)

Evan Weiner: He wasn't a player, manager or an owner, but he belongs in Cooperstown

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

ScrappleFace: 'Win Without War' releases new talking points

MediaPerson: The Miracle Continues: Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies (A HOOT!)


SADDAM BACKS OUT OF BUSH DEBATE; WILL DEBATE GORE INSTEAD
Makes switch after watching debates from 2000 race
  —  Andy Borowitz

Wesley Pruden: What a cold way to treat a lady (SPOT-ON!)

Dan Abrams: And now the "don't-blame-me" attitude is extending to mass deaths

Matt Welch: The tabloids strike back

Michelle Malkin: Lecherous celebrities living it up (OUCH!)

Kathleen Parker: Is Central Park Jogger 'abusing' the media?

Debra J. Saunders: Does size matter? (EXCELLENT!)

Tony Blankley: World history is shifting under our feet --- even our most experienced statesmen are, effectively, inexperienced

Roger Simon: Overconfident Dems?

David Limbaugh: Pomposity and circumstance

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

Michael Kelly: KUWAIT CITY DIARIST: Who Would Choose Tyranny? (FANTASTIC!)

Jonah Goldberg: Liberal talk radio? Keep laughing

Walter Williams: Affirmative action bake sale



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Mallard Filmore

Lurie's World

John Cole

Doug Marlette

Jeff Stahler

Jeff Koterba

Gary Varvel

Bob Gorrell

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Wayne Stayskal

Jake Fuller

J.D. Crowe

(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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Suzanne Fields: Most Americans still want people of faith as leaders

George Will : Europe's Monomania

Rabbi Berel Wein: Golden Calf still with us --- except it has multiplied

Hillel Halkin: The immorality of losing

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

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




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David D. Perlmutter: 'Palestine' for Dummies

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