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Jewish World Review
Dec. 1, 2002
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.   —   Ann Landers


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 -- and help with the resources we require 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.


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,
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Hanukkah by the
Light of the Moon

By Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Around many Jewish homes this Thanksgiving, in addition to the requisite turkey and stuffing you will see . . . latkes?! It doesn't seem possible, but the day after Thanksgiving is Hanukkah.

What happened?

now and then
Light's victory over darkness
By Jeff Jacoby

Too bad Chanukah and Thanksgiving aren't this close every year. Though they commemorate events nearly 1,800 years apart, the two holidays resonate deeply with each other. It is worth reflecting for a moment on just how much they have in common.

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Stunning the Psalmist into silence?

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Mark Kellner: On computers: Honey, they shrunk the COMDEX

Prez breaking the glass coup? Bush pardons first female gobbler ... formerly of Clinton ... North Carolina

Elian II? 13-year-old Cuban boy to be brought ashore

Powell does Saudi damage control

Bruce Williams on JWR: Can Medicaid cost me a home?; reverse mortgages

Dr. Peter Gott: An opposing view of high cholesterol levels

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Laura Ingraham: The Federal P.C. Police Versus Small Business Owners (Cont'd) (OUTRAGEOUS!)

PunditWatch: Highlights of the Sunday Dec. 1 shows

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

Jeff Kramer: Every good dad is a thriller

Barry Lank: Why hide the truth about the holidays?

Wesley Pruden: Not a dreamboat, a bug-squasher

Michael Kelly: Deep, Subtle, Clever — and (Thank Goodness) History (OUCH!)

Nat Hentoff: The divestment crusaders

Tony Snow: Why and when prez ought to strike

Anne Applebaum: In Austria, the fall of an extremist

Paul Greenberg: Suddenly a pause (EXCELLENT!)

Debra J. Saunders The New New Al Gore

Tony Blankley: The unThankful list

Linda Chavez: A nation of worriers and complainers

Dan Abrams: Why men should be able to sue women who lie about who's the daddy

Kathleen Parker: Thanksgiving for not living in a predominantly Muslim country (OUCH II!)

Michael Barone: Remaking the Middle East

The Medicine Men: Thanksgiving dinner hazard? (TURN 'OY' TO JOY!)

Julia Gorin: Thank Elian

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

MUGGER: Tom Daschle contracts Dowd-dementia

Jonah Goldberg: Daschle's Rush to condemn Limbaugh

Marianne M. Jennings: Free speech, Harvard, and First Amendment looneys (GUTSY!)

Walter Williams: Non-politically correct thinking

David Limbaugh: Robust litigation unleashes inner morons

Dick Morris: Women gone wobbly?

Wendy McElroy: Feminist fighting: Aren't we all women?

Roger Simon: From "no gloat zone" to "no vote zone"?

Robert Tracinski: The craven appeasement of Islam by the West (WAKE UP CALL!)

Thomas Sowell: Gun Control myths: Part II

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Mallard Filmore

Gary Varvel

Wayne Stayskal

Joe Heller

John Deering

Bob Gorrell

David Cox

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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Menorah courtesy of
Project Genesis


Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: A powerful voice for faith

Mark Steyn: A bombing pause -- for 12 months!?

Dennis Prager: A Understand Nigeria and you understand the Islamic threat

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?

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?

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

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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