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June 24, 2003
Artscroll
Some people confess their mistakes to conceal their crimes.
  —   Mishle Yehoshua

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 to JWR

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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outlook
The Jewish Ethicist
By Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir

Q: Should we tell an incompetent merchant why customers are staying away?

reality check
THE DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES
By Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.

One year ago today, George W. Bush strode into the White House Rose Garden to unveil what he called a "vision" for Mideast peace. At the time, the June 24, 2002 address garnered wide attention for the willingness it formally expressed -- for the first time by any U.S. President -- to recognize a Palestinian state. Ever since then, proponents of such a state have been working assiduously to water down, ignore and, if possible, eliminate the important caveats Mr. Bush made clear would have to be satisfied before he would support its establishment.


[ D A I L Y  I N S P I R A T I O N ]

Loving Kindness: Daily lessons that will transform you Sage Advice (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
Doug Marlette
Cox & Forkum (NEW CONTRIBUTOR!)
Bob Gorrell
Gary Varvel
Gary Brookins
Mike Lukovich
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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Stump the wordsmiths: "On the fritz"; "knuckle down''

Evan Weiner: Time for a college football super league

The promise of ultratiny devices moves forward on many fronts

High court says libraries can be forced to block Web porn

New rules should rein in telemarketers

One has to work at good luck

Study links widely used farm chemicals to low male fertility

[ I N S I G H T ]

Dennis Prager: Unlike any other arrogance

The JWR interview by Bill Steigerwald: Dick Morris, consultant for hire, reveals the inside story

Peter A. Brown: Let seniors make their own choices

David Grimes: Brother, can you paradigm?

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

Quin Hillyer: This drug bill could cause fiscal illnesses

Greg Crosby: Want peace? Try this

Lou Dobbs: Prairie dogs and mosquito bogs

Wesley Pruden: Let's be fairer to some than to others

George Will: Crude remedy for a disappearing problem

Michael Graham: Like white on Rice


PALESTINIAN BOMB EXPLODES EARLY: NO VIRGINS AWAIT
Islamic cleric: 'Heavenly delight not for the stupid'
  —  ScrappleFace

Terry Eastland: Whatever the Lynch story, everyone wants it

Michael Ledeen: Iran: Back the freedom fighters

Jonathan Turley: 'Educating' Congress at the hands of lobbyists (OUTRAGEOUS!)

Leonard Pitts, Jr: Three strikes and your (computer) is out?

Stanley Crouch: It's not profiling, it's good policing — and it works

Mona Charen: The fate of those WMDs is an unfolding drama

Cal Thomas: The battle for the Constitution

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Previously:

Binyamin Netanyahu: America does not want a new terrorist state to emerge. How to prevent it

Jeff Jacoby: Pipes's effective path to peace

Jonathan Mark: Honor or Glory? Turning Opening Night into Sabbath

Jonathan Tobin: Prey to the same trap

Rod Dreher: IS THE WORLD BLIND, IN DENIAL OR JUST APATHETIC?

Yaffa Ganz: A nation of schizophrenics?

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

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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