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June 12, 2003
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He who is merciful when he should be cruel will in the end be cruel when he should be merciful.   —   Midrash Shmuel

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!)

Donate Now!

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?"

Donations are tax deductible.

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In gratitude and friendship,
Binyamin L. Jolkovsky,
Editor in Chief


[ J E W I S H  L I V I N G ]

reality check
WAKE UP CALL!
By Binyamin L. Jolkovsky

Some VERY hard questions that should have very EASY answers. (WARNING! Not for the apathetic or squeamish)

[ D A I L Y  I N S P I R A T I O N ]

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

[ W O R T H  1 0 0 0  W O R D S  ]

Mallard Fillmore
Lurie's World
Doug Marlette
Wayne Stayskal
Ed Gamble
John Cole
Gary Brookins

(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.)

[ L I F E S T Y L E S ]

Antiques and collectibles by Anita Gold: Collectibles To Keep Collectors Occupied; price guide for magazines; postage stamp errors

Evan Weiner: $ports threats against politicos spreading

When the top isn't high enough

Norway perplexed, worried after becoming al-Qaida target

Web sites advising suicide becoming targets of law enforcement

ACLU holds convention as post-Sept. 11 interest in group surges

FBI surfs Martha Stewart's Web site for incriminating evidence

Controversial N.J. high school valedictorian will sit out ceremony

Bruce Williams on JWR: Don't put house in daughter's name; dropped case but still being sued

Everyday Cheapskate: Unemployed? It's time to get tough!

[ I N S I G H T ]

Suzanne Fields: Hillary Clinton as 'American Idol' and 'Survivor'

The Reliable Source by Lloyd Grove: Giving both parties the needle

Steve Young: A lib's (maybe) last love letter to Sean Hannity

Zev Chafets: Raines and Clinton — boomers gone astray

Jonathan Turley: Crooked arm of the law

Quin Hillyer: The Alabama ogre (IMPORTANT!)

Nat Hentoff: Bush plays into the Dems' hands

Jim Hoagland: The Limits Of Saudi Openness

Larry Elder: Legalize insider trading, Part One

Bob Tyrrell: Rain(es)ing Clintoon myths

MUGGER: So Long to Browning …And to Raines as well

Joe Scarborough: What's wrong with the way policy is made in Washington, D.C.?

Marianne M. Jennings: MARTHA, SAMMY, AND AMBER (OUCH!)

Cyril H. Wecht: Government DNA tests are ruining lives

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!


WAKSAL'S PRISON LACKS HBO, LAWYERS COMPLAIN
Country club prison called 'unspeakable hellhole'  
—  Andy Borowitz

Ann Coulter: True grit

George Will: Dem Kingmaker's '04 Handicaps

Cal Thomas: A Father's Day card

Thomas Sowell: Random thoughts

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Find Jewish Learning in Your Area
Previously:

David Warren: Double suicide

Eve Tushnet: School Vouchers and the Myth of Neutrality

Dennis Prager: Only a Palestinian civil war will bring peace

Charles Krauthammer: Shades of Oslo

Jonathan Tobin: Lessons From History

Joel Mowbray: The will to go on

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

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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