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Jewish World Review
May 2-4, 2003
15th-18th Days of Omer
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Harshness to the wicked is as mercy to the good.
  —   Livyat Chein

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,
Binyamin L. Jolkovsky,
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outlook
Want to be holy? Do
something about it

By Rabbi Berel Wein

High-sounding moral phrases and noble expressions of holiness never suffice to truly create an atmosphere of moral purpose. We know of too many "holy" people whose personal behavior and weaknesses of the flesh belie their public manifestations of rectitude and morality.



media monitor
Good Tom, Bad Tom
By Jonathan Tobin


Every once in a while, The New York Times' ubiquitous, globe-trotting Op-Ed columnist, Thomas Friedman, is capable of getting a subject exactly right.






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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!) You're never too old to learn





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Bruce Williams: Bringing bankruptcy to marriage

John Dorfman: What's led the rally since Hussein's statue fell

Caroline Baum: Manufacturers offer new excuses for old symptoms




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When foot pain turns fiery, the cause may be a neuroma

The Technology Maven by Mark Kellner: Palm's objects of D-Zire

Evan Weiner: Why the NFL is so prosperous

Lori Borgman: Mom shudders at thought of the m-a-l-l

Dr. Peter Gott: Protect your hearing from nerve damage

Everyday Cheapskate: Reader wisdom



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Charles Krauthammer: The Shiite 'menace'

On media by Bill Steigerwald: Are you sufficiently terrified?

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

Stan Sinberg: The best super powers

Michelle Malkin: The looters libs ignore (OUTRAGEOUS!)

Tom Purcell: Teaching the Iraqis how to protest

Tresa McBee: He, she, it: When pronouns exclude

Joe Scarborough: ‘Capitol Offenses’

Andrew Ferguson: Opening a new front in war on school vouchers

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

The Medicine Men: Medical Quarterbacking (USEFUL!)

Diana West: Fellowships and flagellation

Jonah Goldberg: Delay democracy in Iraq

Bill Schneider: Dems are more partisan than ever

Wesley Pruden: Can't anybody here read a road map? (EXCELLENT!)

Roger Simon: Gary Hart still can't get his story correct

Mona Charen: Middle East roadmap: Curves ahead



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Mallard Filmore

Jack Higgins

Jeff Koterba

Gary Varvel

Ed Gamble

Steve Kelley

Kirk Walters

John Deering

Joe Heller

Michael Ramirez

(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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Ask Wendy: In-laws have invaded my home; outshining the bar mitzvah boy

Rabbi Paysach J. Krohn: Healing a trampled sole




Suzanne Fields: Expert: Americans are naive to believe that Islam is moderate

Jackie Mason & Raoul Felder: Plain Speak

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Getting in touch with our inner slaves

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

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

Zev Chafets: Sealed With a Kiss

Gail Snyder: Open door policy




David D. Perlmutter: 'Palestinians' are to blame for Fedayeen Saddam

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

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!)

Five Towns Radio

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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