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June 19, 2003
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Poverty is no disgrace, but you cannot be proud of it.   —   Yiddish Proverb

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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reality check
IS THE WORLD BLIND, IN DENIAL OR JUST APATHETIC?
By Rod Dreher

A French Jewish friend e-mailed the other day from Paris, hours after an Islamist fanatic blew up himself and 15 Israelis on a Jerusalem bus. "When I heard of the new suicide bombing, I asked myself if maybe all Jews should turn into pianists in order to be safe," he wrote. "If you're a World War II Polish Jewish pianist fighting for his life in a movie, people will give you an Oscar and rush to theaters to watch your story unfold. If you're an Israeli Jew fighting for his life for real, people will call you a murderer."

jerusalem diarist
A nation of schizophrenics?
By Yaffa Ganz

Who says schizophrenia is a disorder or a disease? In Israel it seems more like a way of life!


[ D A I L Y  I N S P I R A T I O N ]

Loving Kindness: Daily lessons that will transform you Choosing Both (BRAND NEW SERIES!)

[ W O R T H  1 0 0 0  W O R D S  ]

One Big Happy (NEW, FAMILY-FRIENDLY STRIP!)
Mallard Fillmore
Lurie's World
Doug Marlette
Mike Lukovich
Steve Kelley
Michael Ramirez
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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Computer Answer Man by James Coates: Can't open Zip files; RealPlayer won't play .avi files; step-by-step process to "burn" digital images

Antiques and collectibles : Music to make you wiggle, wriggle, and giggle; old radios, tubes, parts; metal Tonka trucks; old clocks

Spam-free no longer — make the b---tards pay!

Evan Weiner: Philadelphia's miscalculations should be viewed as a warning for cities who seek Big League status

GOP buzzing about Rice as candidate for California governor

Lawmakers enroll in Spanish classes to reach Hispanic voters

Children at risk for future skeletal damage due to lack of Vitamin D

Finally, decaf coffee that tastes good? Scientists say ....

Everyday Cheapskate: A graduate class in student loans

Dr. Peter Gott: Selective spending for prescription; Pepto-Bismol turns tongue black

Consumer Reports on JWR: Jobseekers, beware online scam artists

[ I N S I G H T ]

Jackie Mason & Raoul Felder: All the news unfit to print (BITING!)

The Reliable Source by Lloyd Grove: Tony Snow, rocker?; that won't be crow on Mr. Carlson's plate

Lloyd Garver: Why do we lie to our doctors?

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

Anne Applebaum: Just another one-horse town

Abe Novick: "Everything that deceives may be said to enchant" is as true as ever (GREAT!)

Keith Olbermann: As the world churns

Jonathan Gurwitz: Most Americans understand this cynical equation

Joe Scarborough: What burglars know about the Second Amendment

Tom Randall: The Push to deny flush toilets to world's poor smacks of hypocrisy

Bill Tammeus: Through a looking glass darkly

Larry Elder: Legalize "insider trading", Part II

Jim Hoagland: Fusing force with diplomacy

Suzanne Fields: When the Dowdies confront the mommies (OUCH!)

Paul Greenberg: Brinkley was a class act — and he told the truth

George Will: The contours of the political landscape are becoming increasingly inhospitable to Dems

Ann Coulter: YOU DON'T SAY

Cal Thomas: What's happened to Tony Blair?

Thomas Sowell: The legacy of Eric Hoffer

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Find Jewish Learning in Your Area
Previously:

Edward I. Koch: Keep American troops out of Israel

Michael Freund: Scanning the road map scorecard

Ask Wendy: Sensitivity for non-mourners?; criticism sounds sour note; clichéd situation with very real problem

Ruth Wisse: Jews and Anti-Jews

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.: UNDESIRABLE INFLUENCE

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

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

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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