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Jewish World Review
May 6, 2003
19th Day of Omer
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He who teaches a child is as if he created him.   —   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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controversy!
Help the living before the dead
By Jeff Jacoby


The Nazis' war against the Jews, one of the most researched and commemorated events in modern history, is in no danger of being forgotten. But that is exactly the danger confronting our last living links to that evil time.



reality check
War as social work?
By Daniel Pipes

Bring on "Iraqi Freedom." But always keep in mind, as President Bush has done, that the ultimate war goal is to enhance American security.






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It's Not As Tough As You Think: How to smooth out life's bumps (LAST INSTALLMENT!) Let there be light






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To pad or to pop? Here's the lowdown on blister treatment

The Travel Tightwad by Christopher Elliott: Playing the system to win

Evan Weiner: Can spending billions for a two week Olympics be justified?

Consumer Reports: Garden carts worth their weight in dirt

Dr. Ed Blonz: Vinegar cure is wishful thinking; corn passes whole

Everyday Cheapskate: Putting your shopping on a diet



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Lou Dobbs: Optimism is unfashionable, but here's some anyway

Media Person: Kick this sick shtick

David Grimes: Grill a hamburger for PETA

Jennifer Grossman: Fat as fate

James Lileks: Still think the International Criminal Court was a good idea? (SPOT ON!)

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

Joe Scarborough: ‘The Real Deal’ on ABC News: Another media insider expose

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!


SADDAM STILL MISSING
Failure to find him proves he never existed
  —  ScrappleFace

Michael Ledeen: Tough Guy: Powell's curious priority list (READ ON-AIR BY RUSH!)

Clarence Page: Closing the college graduation disparity

Amitai Etzioni: Aliens are not part of the club yet

Roger Simon: Dem frontrunner Lieberman seems to have a serious sprain

Jack Kelly: Syrian border diarist: Only trouble in Iraq seems to be news (GREAT!)

Dennis Prager: Burn families, barbecue chickens: why some can't tell the difference

Mona Charen: Bennett's vice

Wesley Pruden: When fanatics wear an ugly face (OUCH!)

Cal Thomas: Virtue is as virtue does?

Thomas Sowell: "Universal health care"



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Mallard Filmore

Lurie's World

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J.D. Crowe

Wayne Stayskal

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(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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