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Jewish World Review
March 11, 2003
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A man is bitter against those that envy him, and is grieved if no one does.   —   Mishle Yehoshua

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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perspective
The Lone Ranger rides again
By Dennis Prager

To the extent that one is ever able to see the Creator's hand in history -- and since biblical times, one has never been given certitude in this regard -- I believe that either divine intervention or good luck on the magnitude of a lottery win explains George W. Bush's rise to the position of president.



Kosher.com




reality check
Can't buy him love
By Jonathan Tobin

Arafat's millions and Bush's principles set the stage for a post-Iraq-war collision




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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!) Lunchtime is not worktime





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EATING SMART: Sweet, nutty chickpeas fill out soups, stews and spreads

Bush may have anti-war center as neighbor

College to apologize to Bush for professor

Image 'shows Iranian pilot nuclear plant'

Federal campaign targets obese 'tweens'

Terrorists may have gotten lottery funds

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LASIK surgery can cause double vision

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Zev Chafets: Prez is ready to finish off the Security Council, too

ScrappleFace: Bush caves in to Russian and French veto

Joe Bob Briggs: Non Fumar? Comprende

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

The JWR interview by Bill Steigerwald: A road map for Iraq's liberation devised by James Madison? 10 minutes with James S. Robbins

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Evan Weiner: War on sports?

Dayle A. Shockley: It takes very little to be happy

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

Leonard Pitts, Jr: A statement that fits to a 'T'

Dan Abrams: What a new deadline for Iraq should really mean

Bill Schneider: Hussein and hope

Edward N. Luttwak: Prying Open the Cracks in Al Qaeda (SMART!)

Jack Kelly: Thank you, Turkey, we needed that

Clarence Page: 'Embedded,' but not 'in bed with'

Michael Ledeen: A Theory: What if there's method to the Franco-German madness? (BRILLIANT!)

Wesley Pruden: Chirac's girlie game, revealed at last

George Will: California is stewing in its own juices

Nat Hentoff: Beyond the fate of Miguel Estrada

Laura Ingraham: The real predator drones (FANTASTIC!)

Mona Charen: War and psychology

John Leo: Springtime for Saddam

Cal Thomas: Stamping out Saddam



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Mallard Filmore

Lurie's World

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Ed Gamble

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Wayne Stayskal

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