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Jewish World Review
April 1, 2003
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Be careful of two men and guard yourself against them: the friend of your enemy and the enemy of your friend!
  —   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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In gratitude and friendship,
Binyamin L. Jolkovsky,
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How the Arabs outsmarted the West --- and have no reason to stop
By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen

They've played us for fools and -- guess what? -- they're right!



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controversy!
Does Columbia U hate America?
By Daniel Pipes and Jonathan Calt Harris

A school long considered one of the country's best, seems to be giving free reign to one America and Israel hater after another.



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satire?
Saddam offered professorship
at U.S. college

By Dennis Prager

"We believe that President Hussein will feel quite at home at our school. Most of our liberal arts professors share Professor Hussein's views of America, and very few, if any, support America's racist, imperialist, hegemonic, capitalist, non-U.N.-sanctioned attack on his country."




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Zev Chafets: War's happy troubadours

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Betsy Hart: The right to kids -- when and how -- I want them

Evan Weiner: Sportsworld to get its own 'Enron'?

ScrappleFace: Lieberman won't promote gay marriage on Sabbath

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!


GERALDO GIVES PRECISE LOCATION OF PETER ARNETT
Attempt at redemption for Fox News vet
  —  Andy Borowitz

Roger Simon: A different sort of fog

Laura Ingraham: Peter Arnett's MOAB (GREAT!)

Dennis Byrne: Getting zero credit on fighting a war

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Barbara Amiel: Turkey should be wary of its Franco-German friends (IMPORTANT!)

Clarence Page: Remembering Moynihan's mind

Frank Gaffney: 'EMBED' FREE IRAQIS, NOW!

Wesley Pruden: When we got it bad, that was really good

John Leo: Antiwar mongering

David Limbaugh: The stench of mainstream media narcissism

Mona Charen: Peter Arnett: Whose Man in Baghdad? (OUCH!)

Cal Thomas: The coalition's other 'enemy'

Thomas Sowell: The grand fraud



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Rabbi Berel Wein: "Just do it" leadership and spirituality




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Mark Steyn: Give Saddam credit

Daniel Pipes: Murder in the 101st Airborne

Jackie Mason & Raoul Felder: Oy, the French!

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Binyamin L. Jolkovsky: He has an eye on Creation

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