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Jewish World Review

June 10, 2003
Artscroll
One who desire the attention of others has not yet found himself.
  —   Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe

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
Only a Palestinian civil
war will bring peace

By Dennis Prager

A significant percentage of Palestinians do not want peace with Israel; they want peace without an Israel. If these individuals and groups are not fought by those Palestinians who want peace with Israel, peace is impossible.



l'chaim!
Everything's Relative
By Jordan "Gorf" Gorfinkel

The latest installment of the Jewish Gen-X strip with ecumenical appeal. Online exclusively at JWR.






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






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Dr. Robert A. Wascher's health report: Working the Night Shift & Your Risk of Cancer; Your Personality & the Risk of Cancer; Spinal Manipulation for Low Back Pain; Movies, Teenagers & Smoking

Evan Weiner: Will there be no more NHL in 15 months?

Iraqis show entrepreneurial spirit by running line of stolen buses

Web sites help students rate professors

Think you're smart? Can you tell what's on her mind?

Tradition meets 21st-century hip at Michigan beauty shop



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Mona Charen: Today's Nazis aren't Aryan

On media by Bill Steigerwald: Publications take us away from Middle East

Art Buchwald: STOP THE PRESSES!

David Grimes: In defense of grumpiness

Roger Simon: The seeds of Raines' destruction

Lou Dobbs: Retirement realities: we need new solutions — soon

Bill Tammeus: Learn how to anticipate while remembering to savor today

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


MUSLIM ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS DEMAND AMERICAN HOMELAND
It's worked elsewhere
  —  ScrappleFace

Mort Zuckerman: Welcome to Sue City, U.S.A.

Jonathan Turley: Defense on lay-away

Clarence Page: The 'Industry of Hillary' raises bucks for both sides

Lewis A. Fein: Hateful Losers

Paul Greenberg: Media myths and how they're made, or: Maureen the magician

Jonathan Rauch: Corporate lying is bad. But allowing it is good

Cal Thomas: Media suffer from Acute Denial Syndrome

Thomas Sowell: Umpires, judges and others



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Mallard Filmore

Lurie's World

Jack Higgins

Doug Marlette

Steve Kelley

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Jeff Stahler

Ed Gamble

Joe Heller

Wayne Stayskal

(Attention working columnists and editorial cartoonists: Think you have what it takes to be featured on JWR? Drop us a note by clicking here. Readers, please make suggestions, as well.)



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Jonathan Tobin: Lessons From History

Joel Mowbray: The will to go on

Rabbi Pinchas Stolper: Revelation: The basis of faith

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Shavuos: A wedding for the ages

Harvey Tannenbaum: A bad movie that seems will never end

Michael Freund: RISE UP, REPUBLICANS!

Michael Currie Schaffer: When Monica takes to the streets, Iraqis notice

Cal Thomas: REKINDLING THE FIRES OF AUSCHWITZ

Martin Peretz: Honors

Dr. Debby Schwarz Hirschhorn: Confessions of a religious feminist, Part II

Jeff Jacoby: BIGOTRY AND THE 'ROAD MAP'




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?

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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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