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June 26, 2003
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Strength is not the absence of weakness, but how we wrestle with our weaknesses.   —   Noah Benshea

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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Traveling With Bad Companions
By Martin Peretz

Western supporters of the Palestinian cause are morally blind (MUST READ!)

kosher living
America has gone kosher — and shrewd manufactures are reaping the profit$

A new report by a leading "consumer intelligence" firm has found that as many as 28% of Americans buy kosher food products because they are kosher.



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Loving Kindness: Daily lessons that will transform you His Best Hat (BRAND NEW SERIES!)

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(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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Larry Elder: Is "all-American" un-American? (OUTRAGEOUS!)

The Reliable Source by Lloyd Grove: Rapping the beat

Art Buchwald: Private Lynch as public Lynch

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!


CNN HAS LOTS OF NEWS THAT IT STILL CAN'T TELL
Network wants stories to remain 'exclusives'
  —  ScrappleFace

Anne Applebaum: Bumbling bipartisanship

Zev Chafets: A Democrat leaps in and lands on his face

Paul Greenberg: Shock and awe on Fleet Street

Bob Tyrrell: Calling on London

Joe Scarborough: Cancer or arousal?

Jonathan Gurwitz: JFK's message of struggle for freedom still stands (EXCELLENT!)

Jonathan Turley: A Ruling That Only Goldilocks Could Love; We still don't know how much weight to give race in college admissions.

Suzanne Fields: When Al Gore meets Al Franken

Ann Coulter: I dare call it treason

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Mark Steyn: It's Mullah time!

Steven Zak: '24' masks insult as entertainmen

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

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.: THE DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES

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

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

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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