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Jewish World Review
April 22, 2003
Freedom is the world of joy.   —   Rebbe Nachman of Breslov


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.

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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Passover: Offering
sight to the blind

By Rabbi Yonason Goldson

The Exodus narrative contains one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology: How could the Almighty harden Pharaoh's heart -- seemingly take away the ruler's free will -- and then hold him accountable for his actions?

The question contains its own answer in the form of another question: by what rationale did Pharaoh defy the clearly supernatural power that transformed his country, the greatest empire in the world, into a wasteland? Indeed, how could any ruler, no matter how wicked, no matter how obsessed with power, allow his nation and his people to be systematically beaten into ruin?

Sealed With a Kiss
By Zev Chafets

The romance between Bush & Sharon gets Mideast peace halfway there

By Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.

Emboldened, the American Muslim Council, CAIR and other organizations like the Islamic Institute have launched a jihad against President Bush's nomination of Daniel Pipes to the U.S. Institute of Peace board. Pipes' opponents are demanding that the appointment be withdrawn and urging the Senate to reject it if the President does not do their bidding. (A MUST-READ and MUST-ACT PIECE!)

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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!) Wisdom or prophecy: Which would you choose?

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Dennis Prager: Much talent, little wisdom

Jay D. Homnick: The Nutrasweet War against the Axis of Evil: Did Rummy forget?

David Grimes: Too much money? Tax me more!

Michelle Malkin: Chinagate II: Time for GOP action

David Limbaugh: Calling the kettle "black"


Debra J. Saunders: Artifact hawks

Seth Gitell: What a German Conservative Has to Say about Terrorism

MUGGER: Hollywood Trumps Cooperstown And Alterman dines out

Walter Williams: From whence comes income?

Thomas Sowell: Quota "logic," Part II


Lenore Skenazy: Toy alarmists can often be real yo-yos

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Keith Olbermann: Playing —and greeting cards in a changed world

Jonathan Turley: Congress Must Send Spammers a Message

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

Calls for a formal apology to for the "grievous injustice he has suffered at the hands of those who would limit his rights"
  —  ScrappleFace

Raoul Lowery Contreras: This minority is moving off the public dole and emerging as a power to be reckoned with (AHEAD OF THE CURVE!)

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Joe Scarborough: Bill Clinton should heed Paul McCartney's advice

Norah Vincent: But who was protecting Iraqis from human shields?

Stanley Crouch: America is just built to succeed (EXCELLENT!)

Marianne M. Jennings: "Squaw"king over a peak

John Leo: Wonders of the war

Wesley Pruden: The hurt feelings of our Froggie pals

David Warren: The test (SUPERB!)

Roger Simon: Why is Congress allowing our country to be so blissful?

Paul Greenberg: Glimmerings of peace

Mona Charen: Searching for the lead lining

George Will: License to legislate

Charles Krauthammer: Syrian power play

Cal Thomas: The Scott Peterson conundrum

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Lurie's World

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Wayne Stayskal

(Att. working columnists and editorial cartoonists: Think you have what it takes to be featured on JWR? Drop us a note. And readers: We're always open for suggestions!)

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