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Jewish World Review
March 3, 2003
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A contract is valid only for honest men.   —   Yiddish Proverb

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
Stereotypes and settlements
By Jonathan S. Tobin

Delegitimizing half a million Jews won't bring peace any closer



Kosher.com




perspective
The unstrung quartet
By Paul Greenberg

Still another peace plan has been composed for the Middle East, this time by the Quartet --- a loose consortium of the United States, the United Nations, the European Union, Russia and maybe anybody else who would like to join in on the oboe or submachine gun.




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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've got a little list





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SLIM CHANCES: It's time to reassess your resolutions

Dr. Robert A. Wascher's health and science report: Management of enlarging thyroid nodules; Long-term anticoagulation reduces the risk of recurrent blood clots in the veins; colon polyp recurrence after colonoscopic polyp removal; Vitamins C & E and Atherosclerotic Disease: The Debate Continues

Hemlines up? So's the economy

More employer surveillance

Parked 105-year-old Daimler car ticketed

Cadaver entrepreneur

Baby combo tubs could pose pinching hazard

High-fat diet protects brain cells

America seriously unprepared for biological attack

Everyday Cheapskate: Making dinnertime easier

Dr. Peter Gott: White noise can be harmful; improving circulation to feet

Bruce Williams on JWR: Removing PMI



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Steve Altes: My Short, Sorry Career as a Spy

PunditWatch: Highlights of the Sunday shows

ScrappleFace: Daschle demands release of top al Qaeda operative

David Grimes: The ultimate clean and constructive sport

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

Roger Simon: This presidential bid has edge with humble upbringing

MUGGER: This is what's called legal grift

Joanne Jacobs: Teaching tales (GREAT!)

Dan Abrams: Why military tribunals could be the best option

Jeff Jacoby: Why talk radio tilts right

Tom Purcell: My Family's Tragic Secret: We're French

Greg Crosby: Crosby in Wonderland

Kathleen Parker: On Planet Offended, eenie-meenie-ain't-no-mo


U.S. THREATENS TO TURN AL QAEDA KINGPIN OVER TO BILL O'REILLY
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed 'scared to death' of abrasive Fox News host
  —  Andy Borowitz

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

Debra J. Saunders: Hydrogen-powered sticker shock

Dick Morris: Europe's triangulators: Chirac and Blair

Suzanne Fields: The demonstrators doth demonstrate too much

David Limbaugh: Cold war libs still don't get it

Joel Mowbray: Democracy domino theory

Diana West: The Eurabian alliance

George Will: Using shame to reform education

Bill O'Reilly: Hey, it's personal (OUCH!)

Thomas Sowell: The idiocy of "relevance"



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Mallard Filmore

Jake Fuller

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Ask Wendy: Collective punishment: The readers weigh in --- against me

Mark Steyn: Death wish

Dennis Prager: Which will the world's future be: Muslim, European or American?

Michael Freund: On Michael Jordan and mustard gas

Steven Emerson: How a terrorist enterprise was created, maintained, financed, and coordinated from the safety of the United States

Daniel Pipes: Terrorists profs

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.: The plot thickens

George Will : Europe's Monomania

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?




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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