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Jewish World Review
May 7, 2003
20th Day of Omer
Artscroll
Hospitality to wayfarers is greater than welcoming the Divine.
  —   Talmud

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.

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,
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first person
To be or not to be?
By Sarah Shapiro


As Israel celebrates its 55th birthday, a powerful essay on the faith and spiritual courage needed to live in the Holy Land in these times of turmoil.



the game of life
Ask Wendy
By Wendy Belzberg

Give a house, lose a daughter?; death doings; open season on sis-in-law
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A shrink has nothing on our pundette. Pose your problem --- but be prepared for the answer!






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Loving Kindness: Daily lessons in the power of giving (BRAND NEW SERIES!) Fueling kindness' flight






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BODYFIRE: Five moves -- and a warm-up -- to stretch and strengthen your entire body

NextSteps: Elder matters by Jan L. Warner & Jan Collins: Separated families should use care managers

Evan Weiner: NCAA must not stop cleaning ship

Bruce Williams: Co-signer learns tough lesson; airlines get away with it

Dr. Peter Gott: An unusual result of trauma; stopping medications before prostate surgery

Everyday Cheapskate: Living through a layoff



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Mark Steyn: What counts is what a guy does when he's not talking

The JWR Interview with Bill Steigerwald: 10 minutes with a big-city Dem mayor who loathes budget deficits, the federal highway program, taxpayer-funded sports stadiums and the meddling (and aid money) of Washington

Ian Shoales: When Hippies Retire

David Limbaugh: Castro's bizarre enablers

Ed Koch: Wall Street settlement was not justice (SPOT ON!)

Steve and Cokie Roberts: Royalty knows no shame

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Michelle Malkin: Eleanor Holmes Norton: The Jailer (OUTRAGEOUS!)

Debra J. Saunders: Springtime for PETA

Wendy McElroy: Women with guns fight back

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

Joe Scarborough: Book industry finally opening doors to conservatives

Leonard Pitts, Jr: Spambusters should start with the Africans (GREAT!)

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!


FEARING FLOOD OF DEM HOPEFULS, IOWA STEPS UP BORDER PATROLS
Rep. Kucinich found under blanket of flatbed truck
  —  Andy Borowitz

MUGGER: Sharpton plays court jester GOP laughs in private

Paul Greenberg: The next Baghdad Bob

Jonah Goldberg: Liberal hypocrites blast Bennett

Linda Chavez: Bennett's "teachable moment"

George Will: Field of Dreamers

Kathleen Parker: Bennett's gamble on vice and virtue

Tony Blankley: Only the stupid could think it'll be the economy: Comparing the Bushes

Walter Williams: The morality of markets

Thomas Sowell: "Universal health care": Part II



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Mallard Filmore

Lurie's World

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Rabbi Berel Wein: Want to be holy? Do something about it




Jonathan Tobin: Good Tom, Bad Tom

Steven Zak: A matter of honor

George Will: Antidote to Historical Amnesia

Joshua Muravchik: The Road Map to Nowhere: Do we really need another doomed Mideast peace process?




Rabbi Paysach J. Krohn: Healing a trampled sole

Jackie Mason & Raoul Felder: Plain Speak

Jonathan Tobin: One, Two, Three Strikes They're Out

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.: ISLAMIST POWER PLAY (ACTION NEEDED!)

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

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