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Jewish World Review
April 15, 2003
Experience teaches us that experience does not.
  —   Reuven Alcalay


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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Four More Questions
for the Seder

By Rabbi Yisrael Rutman

There are traditionally four questions asked at the Passover Seder. But this doesn't mean that those are the only questions we may ask. On the contrary, those questions should be only a beginning. Here are four more questions for the Seder.

Open door policy
By Gail Snyder

More and more often non-Jews are attending Passover seders. The welcome is warm and the shared experience, eye-opening.


'Palestinians' are to blame
for Fedayeen Saddam

By David D. Perlmutter

Using women and children as human shields and shooting them if they try to escape the fighting; positioning strong points, ammo dumps and gun emplacements inside or on hospitals and temples of worship; booby-trapping homes and schools; faking surrenders; murdering POWs; and now homicide bombings. These are tactics that American and British troops still face -- and inevitably will continue to die of -- in the sands and among the mud bricks of Iraq. The culprits, in the main, are the "Fedayeen Saddam" a fanatical paramilitary group, comprised partly of foreigners and who seem to be the last holdouts fighting for the old regime.

To longtime observers of the paramilitaries of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip such tactics are depressingly familiar.

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