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June 17, 2003
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Peace without truth is a false one.   —   Rebbe Menachem Mendel of Kotzk

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?"

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


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reality check
Jews and Anti-Jews
By Ruth Wisse

The problem with anti-Semitism in its older and newer varieties is that it seems to serve its patrons so well. Without question, Arab rulers successfully deflected attention from their offenses by their decades of war and propaganda against Israel. Even the liberal Western media that might have been expected to support a besieged fellow democracy have long since focused on alleged Israeli abuses instead of on the abuses of their Arab accusers.

controversy!
UNDESIRABLE INFLUENCE
By Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.

The question occurs: Could the President's recent decision to pursue a "road map" for Mideast peace that is, in important respects (notably with respect to the need for a new Palestinian leadership "untainted by terror," the dismantling of Palestinian terrorist infrastructure and an end to Palestinian incitement as preconditions to U.S. recognition of a state of Palestine) -- at odds with the "vision" he enunciated last June also be a product of the undesirable influence of the Wahhabi Lobby? The far-reaching changes were reportedly the subject of major internal fights between top Administration officials.

[ D A I L Y  I N S P I R A T I O N ]

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

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One Big Happy (NEW, FAMILY-FRIENDLY STRIP!)
Mallard Fillmore
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Stump the wordsmiths: How did "lazy Susan'' come to be used for the rotating tray?; woolgathering'' as synonym for "idle daydreaming''; "in harm's way''

Evan Weiner: The best college sports action isn't taking place on the field

Supreme Court: Criminal defendants who are mentally ill can be forced to take medication to render them competent to stand trial

Stuttering device provides an echo of hope, a shadow of doubt

Major stock indexes soar to highest closes in a year

Study reveals gender differences in sleep patterns

Congress fights big odds to stop online gambling

Everyday Cheapskate: Should I repay my 401(k)?; homemade shower cleaner; truly unique wedding gift

Dr. Ed Blonz: Fish and leafy greens not a harmful combo; cottage cheese leaching calcium from elderly bones

Consumer Reports on JWR: Refrigerators: Keeping your (food) cool

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Amitai Etzioni: Don't Separate Mosque and State: U.S. should stop trying to export its secular system to Iraq

Media Person: Buy, yes, but read?

Steve Young: THE CLASS OF '03 MUST BE WILLING TO FAIL: An Unauthorized Commencement Speech

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

Art Buchwald: First Ladies books

Betsy Hart: Differences between mom and dad

MUGGER: A quiet man lives on

Paul Greenberg: An obituary for Atticus Finch

Roger Simon: If a tree falls in the forest and I hear it, but it doesn't get on TV, did it really make a sound?

Lou Dobbs: Bullish on America (GREAT!)


CBS OFFERS RATHERíS JOB TO JESSICA LYNCH
'We have not begun to suck up,' network declares  
—  Andy Borowitz

Michael Ledeen: The Iranian Revolution, 2003: Regime change in the air

Jack Kelly: Rumsfeld's surprise

Nat Hentoff: Weapons of mass destruction in plain view (STELLAR!)

Marianne M. Jennings: Hillary the geek! (OUCH!)

Richard Z. Chesnoff: Truce with terrorists is impossible

Mona Charen: How strange

Thomas Sowell: Drugs and politics

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Previously:

David Warren: Hunting season

Judy Lash Balint: The Sabbath after

The Jewish Ethicist: Q. Is it permissible for providers of vital services to go on strike?

Jonathan Tobin: Trading Places

Burt Prelutsky: The flag and I

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

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

Michael Freund: RISE UP, REPUBLICANS!

Cal Thomas: REKINDLING THE FIRES OF AUSCHWITZ

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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