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Jewish World Review
March 12, 2003
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A man is great if today he is greater than yesterday and tomorrow than today.   —   Aaron David Gordon

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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Animal wrongs
By Rabbi Avi Shafran

It isn't only PETA that has it wrong about Jews, Judaism and animal rights. While obviously less hideous, some Members of the Tribe are acting disgracefully. A non-knee-jerk response to the morally misguided.



Kosher.com




reality check
Mr. President, call
the Vote. Walk Away.

By Charles Krauthammer

Mr. President, the window has closed. Diplomatically, we are today back where we were before Sept. 12. It is America, Britain, Australia, a few Gulf states, some of Old Europe, most of New Europe and other governments still too afraid to say so openly. That's enough. And in any case that is all you are going to get.




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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!) A king remains a king





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The stresses of a violent world can take a toll on athletic performance

Report: al Qaida may sabotage Saudi oil

Special Forces plan for 'different' war

Wells' book comments costly

Car buffs have mental traffic jams

Expect even more paperwork at airports

Pulling the wool over fairgoers' eyes

Finding may help people with sleep disorders

Personal armored cars

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Bone marrow cells can become heart cells

Smoking linked to cavities in kids

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Dr. Peter Gott: Dangers of eyelid contractions; anemia not going away

Bruce Williams on JWR: Can a divorce hurt a credit rating? Will I ever get a loan again?



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Jonathan Gurwitz: Will all of those, ahem, "sincere" peace activists remember the Iraqis tomorrow?

ScrappleFace: "We're damaging these homes and vehicles as a form of political speech"

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

Steven M. Gorelick: A prophet becomes a pest (OUCH!)

Media Person: How to talk war talk

David Grimes: Yet another example of why Great Britain will never again be a superpower

Mark Goldblatt: Bitter Taste of Academia: Citrus College incident acidic, but not vicious

Michael Kelly: The Calm before (FANTASTIC!)

Debra J. Saunders Overblown whistle blowing

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

Edward I. Koch: "There they go again"? Not quite!

Seth Gitell: The North Korean hawks are missing the big picture (SMART!)

David Limbaugh: What's black and white and fuzzy all over?

Joel Mowbray: Pushing "peace" pushes war instead

David Warren: Blair goes wobbly

MUGGER: Measuring Saddam's Coffin And Dominique de Villepin's party is about to fizzle

Michelle Malkin: The weasel next door

Kathleen Parker: Saddam's supremacy in the PR wars proves the power of evil (EXCELLENT!)

Walter Williams: Congress' insidious discrimination

Thomas Sowell: The other filibuster



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Mallard Filmore

Steve Kelley

Mike Lukovich

Gary Varvel

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Wayne Stayskal

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