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Jewish World Review
Nov. 26, 2002
Artscroll
What can you say about a society that says that the Creator is dead and Elvis is alive?   —   Irv Kupcinet

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, very few of our readers seem to care enough to make sure we have the resources to keep on keeping on. (I'm SINCERELY grateful to those who have contributed!)

For those who aren't aware, JWR is not some multi-million dollar company. It is still a one-man-show run out of a Brooklyn basement.

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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washington watch
A bombing pause --
for 12 months!?

By Mark Steyn

As long as Dubya and Colin Powell and the rest are willing to prance around doing a month-long Islamic minstrel-show routine for the amusement of the A-list Arabs, Muslims will rightly see it for what it is: a sign of profound cultural weakness. Healthy relationships require at least some token reciprocity.



reality check
Understand Nigeria and you understand the Islamic threat
By Dennis Prager

This past week, Muslims in Nigeria rioted. The reason for the beatings, and killings of Christians and the torching of Christian churches; the West's reporting of these riots; and the official Muslim reactions to the riots explain almost everything you need to know about the threat non-Muslim civilization faces at this time.






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WISDOM EACH DAY:
Obstinacy and the dangers of denial





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Historic Senate ledger nearly rubbished

Muslims protest new U.S. restrictions

Churchill beats Diana in famous Brit vote

Osteoporosis drug cuts stroke risk

Consumer Reports on JWR: Cookware competition heats up

Dr. Ed Blonz: Combining vitamins is A-OK; avoiding coconut oil



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Michael Ledeen: How Tyrannies Fall: Opportunity time in Iran

Bill Steigerwald: It's critical to memorialize communism's victims: 10 minutes with Lee Edwards

Tom Purcell: Police advertising

Joe Bob Briggs: Shopping spies! (A HOOT!)

Lou Dobbs: Urge to merge is hard to resist

Joel Mowbray: Sue McDonalds? I Lost 80 lbs With Fast Food!

Steve Young: Finding the McTunity within their McFailure

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

Dan Abrams: Training lawyers to be touchy-feely

Terry Eastland: Americans don't have to be worried about Big Brother (SMART!)

Jerry Nachman: The pint-sized scoop artist and the Old Grey hypocrite

David R. Kotok: Lessons Learned at The Philadelphia Fed and an update to our strategic outlook.

Capital Comment: Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr: With friends like the Saudis...

Stanley Crouch: Miss World riot: The new lynching

Bob Tyrrell: Bartley's enemies have been routed

Bill O'Reilly: Talk is expensive when it comes to Bill Moyers

Mona Charen: McFoolishness

Cal Thomas: Shrill and shill rhetoric

Thomas Sowell: Gun control myths



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Mallard Filmore

Lurie's World

Gary Varvel (PRINT IT!)

Wayne Stayskal

Jeff Koterba

Bob Gorrell

Michael Ramirez

(Att. working columnists and editorial cartoonists: Think you have what it takes to be featured on JWR? Drop us a note. And readers: We're always open for suggestions!)


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Previously:

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: A powerful voice for faith

Zev Chafets: Sharon looks like a winner

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Most valuable players

Bob Alper: Toward rabbinic survival

Jackie Mason & Raoul Felder: The Jews are their own worst enemy

The Jewish Ethicist: Q: Should I disclose my friend's problem so that others can help him?




Ethel G. Hofman: Foodbooks: The best reads

Mark Benson: Looking to hit a home run with Jewish baseball card series




Y. Levy: Kosher industry adapts to younger consumers

Amitai Etzioni: Killing Christians: The underreported story of Islamist violence around the world

Ask Wendy: This week ---Attire in the Divine's 'house'; marriage failed, who gets the gifts?; does the fruit fall far from the deformed tree?




Sarah Shapiro: A Handicapped Look at Disability

Dennis Prager: A Jew defends evangelical Christians

Rabbi Benjamin Blech: Forgive the terrorists? (MUST-READ!)

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

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