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Jewish World Review
June 2, 2003
47th Day of the Omer
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Man's chief superiority over animals is his power of speech; if he abuses it, he is no higher than they. it.   —   Sassover Rebbe

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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outlook
The Incredible Shrinking People
By Rabbi Berel Wein

The fact that there are so few Jews in the world places a great responsibility on the Jews that do exist.



reality check
Bush's flight plan to nowhere
By Jonathan Tobin

Sharon's trust in the president is going to be put to the test



reality check II
NO PHONY 'CEASE-FIRES'
WITH TERRORISM

By Charles Krauthammer

If what Abbas means by peace is that the terrorists just lay low for a while, then it is not a peace of the brave but a peace of the knave. If that is what President Bush accepts as "peace," he not only will have betrayed Israel, he will have doomed American policy, because he will have ratified a prescription for continued and much more bloody violence.






[ D A I L Y  I N S P I R A T I O N ]

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






[ L I F E S T Y L E S ]

Elder matters-- NextSteps by Jan L. Warner & Jan Collins: HIPAA -- too much privacy?; nursing home doc could care less

Evan Weiner: Dugouts or diplomas?

Defense Department sponsoring a $1M prize, 250-mile cross-country race — for robots

Cartoon loving 13 year-old's IQ is so high it can't be quantified

How How your investments will be affected by new tax cuts

Living a spam-free life, Part II: Virus-, pop-up-, ad-, hacker- and hoax-free

Bruce Williams on JWR: Where students should invest

Dr. Peter Gott: Proud to be plump

Everyday Cheapskate: Readers' hints



[ I N S I G H T ]

Jim Hoagland: Clarity: The Best Weapon

The Reliable Source by Lloyd Grove: Bob Dole's plan for fighting unemployment

Lloyd Garver: Driving around in circles

Joanne Jacobs: Teacher Pay, Illiteracy , No Republicans Allowed

Greg Crosby: Milking it for all it's worth

Joel Mowbray: Expect State Dept. to ignore Bush policy toward Iran

Joe Scarborough: “Alternative-lifestyle bachelor”?

Jane R. Eisner: Never underestimate Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist's ability to surprise

Keith Olbermann: Ticket blitz in New York City? Hey, at least pregnant women won't be blocking stairwells

Lenore Skenazy: Some other tickets I'd like to see

Diana West: Facing reality at the DMV

Debra J. Saunders: The O.J.-ification of Laci

Dick Morris: Prez's tax-cut catch-22 for Dems

Bob Tyrrell: Shakedown

Marianne M. Jennings: Commencement (OUCH!)

Jonah Goldberg: Libs need to get hip to young conservatives

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


CHIRAC CALLS FOR AN END TO FRENCH JOKES
Bush blasts proposal as 'premature'
  —  Andy Borowitz

Jack Kelly: Our best and brightest are not at Harvard

David Limbaugh: Homeland security and the Ashcroft card

George Will: George W's tax cut victory

Mona Charen: Bush the humanitarian

Thomas Sowell: An appalling idiocy, Part III



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Mallard Filmore

Wayne Stayskal

Bob Gorrell

Jake Fuller

Gary Brookins

Mike Lukovich

Gary Varvel

David Cox

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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Previously:

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.: 'Road trap' for America, too

Joel Mowbray: 'Neocon': Slang for 'Jew'?

Cal Thomas: TERRORISM PAYS

Dennis Prager: Monkeys and atheists

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

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

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)

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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