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Jewish World Review
May 28, 2003
41st Day of the Omer
Artscroll
Jealousy has a thousand eyes, yet none sees properly.
  —   Mishle Yehoshua

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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reality check
TERRORISM PAYS
By Cal Thomas

In accepting for the first time a timetable for the creation of an independent Palestinian state, the Israeli cabinet may have sealed the fate of modern Israel. If Israel dismantles so-called "settlements" while Yasser Arafat and his crony, Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, add to their long list of broken promises the promise to end terrorism, the establishment of a Palestinian state will serve as a launching pad for the final assault on Israel and the elimination of that nation as a Jewish homeland and a beacon of democracy in the region.



outlook
Monkeys and atheists
By Dennis Prager

I fully acknowledge the great challenge to theism -- the rampant and seemingly random unfairness built into human life. But no intellectually honest atheist should deny the great challenge to atheism -- the existence of design and intelligence.






[ D A I L Y  I N S P I R A T I O N ]

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






[ L I F E S T Y L E S ]

Antiques & Collectibles by Anita Gold: Blue Willow lovers romance

Evan Weiner: Congress to re-regulate the cable TV industry? NBA hopes they don't!

Hope springs eternal at FDR's old haunt for healing

This gives new meaning to 'home turf'

Study may improve food and help human ills

New artificial hip will last longer for younger, more active patients

Americans manage a shrug, smile in face of menaces great and small

Freelancers can now deduct all of health plan premiums

Information security an expanding field

Bruce Williams on JWR: Use caution with annuities; Can cancer nullify a lease?

Dr. Peter Gott: Managing body odor; how many BMs are too much?

Everyday Cheapskate: Give your flowers extra life



[ I N S I G H T ]

Michael Ledeen: The Moment of Truth? U.S. policy could determine Iran's destiny

Media Person: How Hip Is Hop?

Lloyd Garver: These writers don't monkey around

Art Buchwald: The Democratic solution

Terry Eastland: YWCA names culture warrior as its new head

Michael Graham: A few small reparations (OUCH!)

Lenore Skenazy: Bottled up by HMOs

Wendy McElroy: The value of error

Lewis A. Fein: The other contemporary Texas political hero (GREAT!)

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!


DEM HOPEFULS DISAPPEAR
Two days passed before anyone noticed, FBI says
  —  Andy Borowitz

Jack Kelly: Military man says he feels more welcome in Iraq than in many European countries

Michelle Malkin: Myth of the Muslim hate crime epidemic (JUST THE COLD, HARD FACTS!)

Kathleen Parker: No WMD? Let's be realistic, folks

Peter A. Brown: Bail out states? It's not D.C.'s job

Jonah Goldberg: We should be doing more

Nat Hentoff: Affirmative action discords

Tony Blankley: When 'progressives' become reactionaries

MUGGER: Goldstein puts Bush's eggs in one basket

Mona Charen: Memo to Supreme Court: Be brave

Walter Williams: Affirmative action grading

Thomas Sowell: An appalling idiocy



[ W O R T H  1 0 0 0  W O R D S  ]

Mallard Filmore

Gary Brookins

Jeff Stahler

Ed Gamble

Gary Varvel

Jake Fuller

John Deering

Bob Gorrell

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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David Zwiebel: Of fat cats and fat mouths — and silence

Zev Chafets: Political — and literal — suicide Mideast peace process?

Rabbi Berel Wein: To be a Jew

Jonathan Tobin: The 13th Tribe Speaks

David Warren: Carrot poisoning

Ask Wendy: Destructive do-gooders?; party politicking

Ira Rifkin: Terror at a crossroads: Will Muslim moderates finally speak out against extremists?

Michael Graham: Springtime for Hitler?




Cal Thomas: The Threat Among Us

Mona Charen: The suffering Palestinians

Binyamin L. Jolkovsky: What part of homicide bombing doesn't the world understand!? (WARNING! Not for the apathetic or squeamish)

Michael Freund: Excuse me, Prof. Powell, but I'm a bit confused

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: What is the 'counting of the Omer'?

Victor J. Wishna: Hip-Hop Mameleh




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

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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