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Jewish World Review
May 22, 2003
35th Day of the Omer
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Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
  —   Albert Einstein

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,
Editor in Chief




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reality check
Carrot poisoning
By David Warren

What links Jerusalem with Riyadh with Baghdad, and ultimately with every other city in the Middle East, is the carrots. Wherever Colin Powell or senior members of his State Department go to offer more, there will be violence.



the games of life
Ask Wendy
By Wendy Belzberg

Destructive do-gooders?; party politicking
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In a bind? Think you're right but need a tart-tongued response? Our pundette is here to rescue you! Take advantage!






[ D A I L Y  I N S P I R A T I O N ]

Loving Kindness: Daily lessons that will transform you Close calls (BRAND NEW SERIES!)






[ L I F E S T Y L E S ]

Antiques and collectibles by Anita Gold: Collecting Silver Patterns Stir Collectors Passions; assessing silver dollars and old milk glass; Cracker Jack collectibles

Evan Weiner: Draft double standard?

Latest Internet scam goes after the good-hearted

Study sees heart benefits in controversial Atkins diet

Fear is the sales pitch at homeland security technology summit

Battles brewing between makers of proprietary, free software

Employers falling for job applicants with bogus college degrees from Web

Consumer Reports: Rating popular computers' tech support

Dr. Peter Gott: Eye problems may indicate poor circulation; mosquito attack one son, not other

Everyday Cheapskate: Is a mortgage a bargain? My friend stiffed me --- but I won't give up



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Anne Applebaum: Oh, the health care system is sick, all right — how not to fix it (SPOT ON!)

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

Larry Elder: Racial preferences at The NYTimes — the road to perdition

Clarence Page: Turns out race was a factor in the NYTimes scandal — a very big one

Lenore Skenazy: We have ways of making you sing (GREAT!)

Bob Tyrrell: End of the last great persecution of the 20th century?

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Betsy Hart: Taking her game to the men's level

Paul Greenberg: Bookstore by the sea

George Will: When Krakatoa Blew

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


LIEBERMAN PROPOSES GOVT. AGENCY TO CUT BUREAUCRACY
But will he flip-flop on position?
  —  ScrappleFace

Jim Hoagland: The war isn't over

Suzanne Fields: Ditches and detours on the road to peace (MUST READ!)

Ann Coulter: The weather's great, wish I were here

Cal Thomas: Wasting away in Congress

Thomas Sowell: Ten years later



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