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June 15, 2003
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Hard as the world is to explain with the Almighty, it is harder yet without the Holy One.   —   Moses Montefiore

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.

To give electronically, please click HERE.

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


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outlook
The Jewish Ethicist
By Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir

Q. Is it permissible for providers of vital services to go on strike?

reality check
Trading Places
By Jonathan Tobin

Left- and right-wing Jews are both changing their minds about President Bush

first person
The flag and I
By Burt Prelutsky

Few remember that Saturday is "Flag Day." Not this writer. A man's pean to his country.

[ D A I L Y  I N S P I R A T I O N ]

Loving Kindness: Daily lessons that will transform you The Smart Money (BRAND NEW SERIES!)

[ W O R T H  1 0 0 0  W O R D S  ]

Mallard Fillmore
Jack Higgins
Doug Marlette (OUCH!)
Wayne Stayskal
Bob Gorrell
Jeff Koterba
J.D. Crowe
Mike Lukovich
Joe Heller
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 ]

The Technology Maven by Mark Kellner: Adobe Acrobat 6.0 scores

Evan Weiner: NY Dem warring against private golf clubs

Lori Borgman:A Father's Day roast for Mother Goose

U.S. soldiers 'were expecting a chemical attack' in Iraq

Mobster fooled medical experts

Generic drugs get to consumers quicker under new FDA rules

Bizarre ID case jailed mother

Consumer Reports on JWR: Putting 'amuse' back into amusement parks

Everyday Cheapskate: Readers' wisdom

[ I N S I G H T ]

Michelle Malkin: Who let "Enrique Sosa Alvarez" loose? (OUTRAGEOUS!)

Art Buchwald: Father image

Phil Perrier: Brinkley and Peck: When class meant something

Kathleen Parker: Brinkley's death evokes memories of Fathers' Days

George Will: Journalism's Gentleman Giant

Cal Thomas: Good night, David

Tom Purcell: My Father, the Thief and the MGB

Linda Chavez: Women responsible for fatherlessness?

Barry Lank: The conspiracies that surround Martha Stewart

Greg Crosby: Pitchers At Eleven

Keith Olbermann:The No. 1 story is No. 2: The poop on America and its bathrooms

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!


FRENCH TOURISM PLUNGES AFTER WOODY ALLEN ADS
OOPS!  
—  ScrappleFace

Dick Morris: Why did Hillary write the book?

Julia Gorin: If She Does Say So Herself (OUCH!)

Debra J. Saunders: Recall madness

The Medicine Men: Diagnosis: School Insanity: A suit for sanity and school discipline

Joe Scarborough: ‘The Real Deal’ on White House hypocrisy (SO TRUE!)

Jonah Goldberg: Bush's spending binges

Mona Charen: Summer reading

Charles Krauthammer: Hoaxes, Hype and Humiliation

[ F A S T  P O L I T I C S  ]


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Previously:

Binyamin L. Jolkovsky: WAKE UP CALL! (WARNING! Not for the apathetic or squeamish)

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

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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