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Jewish World Review
April 8, 2003
Artscroll
Dreaming is the incomplete form of prophecy.
  —   Chanina ben-Isaac

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
Dear Germany: Have
you learned anything?

By Dennis Prager

How could you have produced a Hitler and not recognize another one just one generation later? How could you know firsthand about torture chambers and children's screams and not ache to end them in another country? How could you side with amoral France against your friend America?

There is, it would seem, only one answer.



Kosher.com





wake up call
As a former 'radical,' I see the threat of militant Islam on American campuses
By David Horowitz

On campuses across this country, embedded in the leadership of every radical "anti-war" protest group, are organizations that promote the culture of Islamic terrorism and its anti-Western, anti-Israeli and anti-American agendas. One that will serve as an example for the others is the radical Muslim Student Association (MSA). The Muslim Student Association is an organization financed by the Saudis and also by student funds at every university where it operates. The ideas and enthusiasms that it promotes among impressionable college students should give every American cause for concern.



kosher living
Why has a new kosher cookbook sold over 24,000 copies in a week?
By Jennifer Seigel

Culinary snobs tend to snicker at kosher cookbooks. Despite some of the fabulous new kosher wines, chefs and restaurants that hold their own with the best, the perception persists that kosher means second-class.

Until now.

Looking for a GREAT seder gift or thank you present for a hard working homemaker? You've found it!



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BODYFIRE: The French diet, the American paradox

Antiques and collectibles by Anita Gold: Restore Grandmother's Jewelry and Memories (NEW CONTRIBUTOR!)

High Court again rejects excessive damages

Transplanted cells eliminate insulin need

Watergate files go to University of Texas

"Hair Bandit" gets eight years

Not the 'Purloined Letter,' but close

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Lou Dobbs: No more fool's games (SPOT-ON!)

Joe Bob Briggs: Job wanted, jihad-ready

Evan Weiner: How sports owners and cable sports networks can help jumpstart the economy

Michael Skube: The model embed had a 'worm's-eye view' (STELLAR!)

Terry Eastland: University officials must put academics ahead of athletics

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

David Warren: Bagpipes in Baghdad (SUPERB!)

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Jack Kelly: It's a mad, mad (Arab) world

Wesley Pruden: Different strokes for the allies (EXCELLENT!)

Frank Gaffney: Winning the peace

Clarence Page: Post-Hussein: Winning the true peace

Leonard Pitts, Jr.: Truth during war seen through prism

Norah Vincent: Some brilliant liberal minds are reclaiming the moral authority hijacked by the zealots

Raoul Lowery Contreras: Two Americans and an Aztec warrior (OUCH!)

John Leo: Just the facts, please

Michael Barone: After the fighting, democracy

Mort Zuckerman: The latest in reality TV is

Mona Charen: No shades of gray (FANTASTIC!)

Cal Thomas: After the fall, what next?



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Mallard Filmore

Rules for Life (BRAND NEW STRIP; ONLINE EXCLUSIVELY AT JWR!)

Lurie's World

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Jeff Koterba

Wayne Stayskal

Jake Fuller

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Find Jewish Learning in Your Area
Previously:

Jeff Jacoby: Explaining the war to a six-year-old

Jennifer Seigel: Why has a new kosher cookbook sold over 24,000 copies in a week?

Rabbi Berel Wein: No escape

Jonathan Tobin: Road map, road kill

Jackie Mason & Raoul Felder: Time to speak the unspeakable

Ask Wendy: One less Jewish doctor?; being prayed at




The Jewish Ethicist: Legitimate larceny?

Rachel Raskin-Zrihen: How the Arabs outsmarted the West --- and have no reason to stop

Daniel Pipes and Jonathan Calt Harris : Does Columbia U hate America?




Chosen Words: A newsletter for spiritual and personal growth written for the layman and dealing with real life issues.

Michael Freund: Bush's Choice: Powell or the Prophets? (IMPORTANT!)

Dr. Debby Schwarz Hirschhorn: Arguing: It's a Jewish thing

Five Towns Radio

Rabbi Yitzchok R. Rubin: Dublin Diarist: Finding the Essence

Binyamin L. Jolkovsky: He has an eye on Creation

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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