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Jewish World Review
March 6, 2003
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A fool is his own informer.   —   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
The peace movement of the 1930s made the Holocaust inevitable --- by accident; The peace movement of today wants no more accidents: Just the death of Jews
By Sam Schulman

Our grandparents' anti-war allies enabled the Holocaust --- by accident. Your present day anti-war allies wish quite deliberately to destroy "Jewish interests" --- and the lives of many, many Jews in the process. And this is not an unintentional byproduct of good intentions --- but for many leaders of the peace movement, a precious goal.



Kosher.com




catskills diarist
The Twilight of Kutsher's
By Joe Bob Briggs

Our resident Texan pays a visit to one of the last old-style Jewish resorts. Can you say, "Oy vey!"?




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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!) Apologize? Not always





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HEALTH SENSE: Good carbs, bad carbs

Doggie license plates?

Green tea ineffective against prostate cancer

Vaccines do not cause chronic disease

IBM to repair faulty monitors

Riding lawn tractors on recall list

Many drug problems in elderly avoidable

Aspirin can prevent colon cancer

Everyday Cheapskate: Mortgage for a wedding?

Dr. Peter Gott: An unusual source of lead toxicity

Consumer Reports on JWR: Drink up the healthful benefits of tea



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David Warren: Logic of war

ScrappleFace: Moseley-Braun Drops Hyphen, Hopes for Sponsor Deal

On Language by Richard Lederer: The Word Circus: The Barker (FUN!)

Catherine Seipp: Holy nostalgia, Batman!

Betsy Hart: Making children more confident in approaching adults, has actually made them less so

Jeff Kramer: Embedding with our toy troops

Burt Prelutsky: Diversity, schmiversity

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

Larry Elder: Where were Bush's critics during Kosovo? (BULL'S EYE!)

Evan Weiner: NBA should study history before wa$ting tax payer re$ource$

Tresa McBee: Challenging views: Offense as defense

David R. Kotok: What will the larger deficits do to interest rates? (SMART!)

The Medicine Men: Legal metastases are killing us

Anne Applebaum: Radical Islam will also come to a swifter end if we abide by our own rules of decency at home, and apply them to others as well (THOUGHT PROVOKING!)

Suzanne Fields: A secular cathedral for Ground Zero

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

Robert Tracinski: The withering Blix-krieg

Ann Coulter: The real pea is under Dems' heads

Cal Thomas: Evangelicals being mainstream is not "good news" for elitist journos

Thomas Sowell: "Diversity" for thee, not me



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Mallard Filmore

Lurie's World

John Deering

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Jake Fuller

David Cox

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Wayne Stayskal

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(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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Jonathan S. Tobin: Stereotypes and settlements

Paul Greenberg: The unstrung quartet

The Jewish Ethicist: Q: Is it really proper to name buildings after donors

Richard Z. Chesnoff: Palestinian silent majority gets louder

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

Mark Steyn: Death wish

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

Hillel Halkin: The immorality of losing

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




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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