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Jewish World Review
Dec. 3, 2002
Artscroll
Rejoice not at thine enemy's fall --- but don't rush to pick him up, either.   —   Jewish Proverb

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!)

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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In gratitude and friendship,
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outlook
Chanukah and the
dynamics of dispute

By Rabbi Yonason Goldson

In times as contentious as those of the Maccabees, a post-prophetic world where Jewry would have to grapple not merely with political enemies but with ideological adversaries, a new style of expression enabled Jews to respond to intellectual and philosophical attacks from every quarter and in every generation.



jerusalem diarist
261 dead
By Chezi Goldberg

Since when does a government have to wait until a massacre happens to do something to change reality. Why do people have to die for something to be done to prevent further death from happening?



reality check
Everything's Relative
By Jordan "Gorf" Gorfinkel

Your Official Guide to Hunting Seasons






[ D A I L Y  I N S P I R A T I O N ]

It's Not As Tough As You Think: How to smooth out life's bumps (NEW SERIES. YOU'LL ENJOY IT!)
Behind at half-time





[ L I F E S T Y L E S ]

House takes back some Traficant goodies

Brain cells victims of video violence

Scientists find gene for tender beef

Bruce Williams on JWR: Mortgage dilemmas

Dr. Ed Blonz: B vitamins too much of a good thing?



[ I N S I G H T ]

Mona Charen: Shoe on the other foot?

Lenore Skenazy: Raw & steamy food fight

Katherine Ramsland: Patricia Cornwell spent $6 Mil on 'Ripper' case and proved nothing

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!


MICROSOFT BUYS MASSACHUSETTS
Software giant eliminates final obstacle to antitrust settlement   —  Andy Borowitz

Catherine Seipp: The desperate angling of privileged parents

Burt Prelutsky: ALLAH BE APPRAISED!

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: Defining 'regime change'

Tony Snow: This UN inspector knows a thing or two about torture

Jeff Jacoby: On the brink of regime change --- in Iran (GREAT!)

Terry Eastland: The missing facts in news accounts of Saudi Princess Haifa's putative 'charity'

Joel Mowbray: Wild, Wild Web

Tresa McBee: Hold your (kid's) head high

James J. Cramer: Bearly there (SMART!)

Clarence Page: Closing black-white test-score gaps

Leonard Pitts, Jr: We deserve a break today from McDonald's lawsuits

John Leo: A breach of free speech (EXCELLENT!)



[ W O R T H  1 0 0 0  W O R D S  ]

Mallard Filmore

Gary Varvel

Mike Lukovich

Wayne Stayskal

Gary Brookins

Bob Gorrell

John Deering

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

Previously:

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: A powerful voice for faith

Rabbi Yisrael Rutman: 8 Surprising Lessons from the Laws of Chanukah

Jonathan Tobin: Out of the mouths of the 'ignorant'

Lori Borgman: High-seas adventure would enlist few takers today




Rabbi Benjamin Blech: Hanukkah by the Light of the Moon

Jeff Jacoby: Light's victory over darkness

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

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



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

Dennis Prager: A Jew defends evangelical Christians

Y. Levy: Kosher industry adapts to younger consumers

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

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