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Oct. 13, 2003
PLEASE READ JWR PUBLISHER'S OPEN-LETTER BELOW
Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.   —   Joseph Heller

A HEARTFELT LETTER FROM JWR'S PUBLISHER

Dearest readers:

At the outset, I want to thank the thousands of you who have written from around the world to express your obviously heartfelt wishes. To say that I'm touched, would be an understatement. I'm only sorry that I cannot do so personally. It is not intended as a slight in any way.

Cliched or not, from the vantage point of a hospital window, the world does indeed look different. VERY different.

Unfortunately, I now know this first-hand.

Over five years ago, I launched JewishWorldReview.com and told one and all that I would "put my heart" into it — what has resulted may have been more literal than I had imagined.

On the afternoon of Sunday August 17, I was admitted to Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn. It's an institution that enjoys a reputation as having one of the finest cardiac centers in the nation. Without getting into the particulars, after a battery of tests, the problem was diagnosed and a remedy is being worked upon.

Why am I telling you this? For a simple reason: Because I think you care.

Though time and again I have been advised against publicizing this fact, I do not hide that JWR is a one-man-show. I think the quality of my webzine and, particularly, the quality of its readers — including White House staffers, senators, congressmen, syndicated talk show hosts, editorial page editors, Fortune 500 CEOs and just ordinary religious and patriotic Americans — says a lot about who we serve and what we stand for.

But the day to day stress in running JWR may, unfortunately, say a lot more.

In order to keep JWR running smoothly, I'm often up all hours of the day and night. And if this continues, I'm told, JWR will cease to exist, BECAUSE I WILL.

What we need now is to get sufficient funding for a staff and a technology upgrade. At this moment, every JWR page is designed by hand. We need to purchase and customize a database similar to "Story Server" in addition to hiring a staff.

That takes money. Something that about 95% of our readers don't yet appreciate.

I'm grateful — SINCERELY SO! — to the 5% of JWR readers who have expressed their kindness and gratitude in our appeal until now.

I've been advised to start charging a monthly or yearly fee to access this site. At first blush, this makes sense. The reality, though, is it will undermine JWR's mission.

Let me explain.

From its launching, JWR has been about ideas. I created this webzine as the go-to source defending and being an exponent of traditionalism, patriotism, and democracy. We've been around nearly from the beginning of the commercial Internet and JWR articles now show up HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of times in search engines. If we start charging, that status will end. So will the likely growth of this site. Simply put, folks will never sign-up and will never read us.

This appeal is NOT about making anybody feel guilty. I know we have many elderly readers and high school students who simply cannot afford pitching in. But I also know there are many folks here who are gaining from JWR and either don't fully appreciate the situation or don't care enough to support us. I pray this changes!

Some here are simply are embarrassed to send what they may consider a pittance, but to us is a lifeline. No expression of your gratitude — I REPEAT, NO EXPRESSION OF YOUR GRATITUDE — will be discounted or disregarded.

This note is getting long, so I will end.

Don't think the "other guy" will help — BECAUSE HE HASN'T AND WON'T. He will count on you.

I AM COUNTING ON YOU — as are all of our future readers who have yet to discover JWR.

JWR runs on an "honor system". If it is to survive, the 95% who regularly gain from it, but who have not pitched in, must begin to act honorably.

I apologize if this letter offends anybody. Perhaps if I waited a few days or weeks, the tone would be different. As a cherished reader, I just wanted to let you know what is amiss.

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In gratitude and friendship,
Binyamin L. Jolkovsky,
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By Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir

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The Cult of Objectivity
By Jonathan Tobin

Hypocrisy on 'terrorism' gives lie to media's self-image

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[ W O R T H  1 0 0 0  W O R D S  ]

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Bruce Williams on JWR: Insuring a safe home; whether to carry collision and comprehensive insurance on a low-cost vehicle

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Mark Steyn: The CIA scandal is important not because it put an agent's life at risk — it didn't — but because it shows that US Intelligence is either obstructive or inept (SUPERB!)

The Reliable Source by Lloyd Grove: Clothes, but no cigar; New Yorkers put a Sox in it; mad at Matalin?; more

Mitch Albom: The Kobe case: There are no winners

Dan Abrams: The media circus myth

The Medicine Men: Medicare defrauds itself

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

John Leo: The recycling of reputations

Neil Cavuto: Dull man walking: Why Gray was too gray

Joel Mowbray: "Nuking' the State Department (OUTRAGEOUS!)

Debra J. Saunders: Governor taxinator?

Raoul Lowery Contreras: "VIVA RECALLS, VIVA ARNOLD!!"

Michael Barone: Governor Arnold

Wesley Pruden: The right and proper thing to do (EXCELLENT!)

George Will: Don't count on oil spoils

Suzanne Fields: Lighting the fire for free speech

Paul Greenberg: How to kill a crazy man

Bill O'Reilly: A full court press

Thomas Sowell: Is California crazy?

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David Warren: Cowardice costs

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Jackie Mason & Raoul Felder: The real duel over fencing

Zev Chafets: The death of a New York jihad hero

Jonathan Tobin: Will support for the Jewish state be an issue in the presidential race?

Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo: Yom Kippur and Arthur Schopenhauer

Toby Klein Greenwald: On visualization and vision during the Days of Awe

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Seize the days

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Counterintuitive repentance

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson: After 3 years, Arabs becoming disillusioned with intifada, Arafat

Dafna Breines: What I learned from my two-and-a-half year about beseeching the Creator

Daniel Pipes: Pentagon Jihadis

Rabbi Berel Wein: Apples as a symbol of good?

Abraham J. Twerski, M.D: Belief in the Divine when being surrounded by evil

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr: THE POLITICS OF PANDER

Alan Dershowitz: Why terrorism works

Martin Peretz: Time to show that Jewish blood is not cheap and those who shed it will pay a tremendous price

Anonymous, as told to Chaim Walder: Ringed-in by a mistake

Rabbi Avi Shafran: A truly historic lawsuit

Edward I. Koch: Jews must reward Bush for stance on Israel

Rabbi Shimon Finkelman: The sage and his ‘special’ friend (INSPIRING!!)

Cal Thomas : When terror drives policy

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Elijah the Prophet also had an amputated limb (MOVING!)

Fiamma Nirenstein: How I became an ‘unconscious fascist’ (MUST-READ!)

Cal Thomas: Useful idiots in the Middle East

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

Cal Thomas: The Threat Among Us

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!)

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Bill Bennett, Jack Kemp, and Jeane Kirkpatrick: Twenty Facts about Israel and the Middle East (IMPORTANT!)

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