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Jewish World Review
May 27, 2003
40th Day of the Omer
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It takes twenty years to make an overnight success.
  —   Eddie Cantor

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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controversy!
Of fat cats and fat
mouths — and silence

By David Zwiebel


A mega-wealthy philanthropist reveals his true self — an obnoxious religious hater. Should it be any surprise that so few will dare question his behavior?



reality check
Political — and literal — suicide
By Zev Chafets

President Bush is said to be pondering a peacemaking trip to the Middle East. I have two words of advice: Don't go.






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Loving Kindness: Daily lessons that will transform you Today's Mission (BRAND NEW SERIES!)






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Evan Weiner: The outrageous role of shoe companies in college basketball goes further than Lebron James

More proof of gender differences: Women, men have different writing styles, computer program finds

Question$ being raised about Sharpton's finances

Many want to pull plug on The Patient Channel

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Lawmaker seeks change to bill that could mean more highway signs

Consumer Reports on JWR: Best gas grills for your burgers

Dr. Ed Blonz: Leaning toward healthy beef; expiring eggs

Everyday Cheapskate: Making the most of an inexpensive roast



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John H. Fund: Nerd Nirvana: Students are to the right of the faculty even at the U of Chicago

The Reliable Source by Lloyd Grove: Hitchens & Blumenthal, together again; He still believes in a man called Hope

Michelle Kennedy: Blair had my dream job and he defecated it away (OUCH!)

Debra J. Saunders: The trivialization of compassion

Steve Young: No popcorn refills? What's next, no stealing Sweet & Low?

Argus Hamilton's political zingers! (SUPER SIZED!)

Lou Dobbs: America's export problem

Diana West: Lost in The Matrix

Joanne Jacobs: Research papers, athletics, reading (OUTRAGEOUS!)

Leonard Pitts, Jr: Black? African-American? Colored?

Wesley Pruden: Once upon a time, in a vanished land

Jeff Jacoby:Preferences, racial and otherwise

John Leo: Graduation daze

Suzanne Fields: History in the eye of the reporter

Joel Mowbray: Defense Dept.'s de-Baath efforts run into State's pragmatic view of party (OUTRAGEOUS II!)

Jim Hoagland: Talk plus muscle on North Korea

David Limbaugh: The gay sword of tolerance

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

Bill O'Reilly: The lynching of Bill Bennett



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Mallard Filmore

Doug Marlette

Steve Kelley

John Cole

Gary Varvel

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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