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Jewish World Review
Dec. 9, 2002
Artscroll
Conceptions without experience are void; experience without conceptions is blind.   —   Albert Einstein

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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reality check
Sheep, wolves, and reality
By Mortimer Zuckerman

In the Middle East today, farce masks real tragedy. The first farce is that of the world's press rushing to the ornate gates of Saddam's palaces as if there were the remotest chance of stumbling on evidence of his weapons of mass destruction. Expect nothing to come of this charade. The second farce, one that deserves real scrutiny, is the continued push by the West for negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel. Expect nothing to come out of this either. Why? Because diplomacy has come to a dead end. Terrorism has supplanted reason and even self-interest.



controversy!
Jewish group at Montreal university that canceled Netanyahu speech defies intimidation
By Lou Marano

Two weeks after Concordia university lifted a moratorium on Middle East-related events, its Student Union has effectively shut down the college's primary Jewish student group over a free-speech issue.





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It's Not As Tough As You Think: How to smooth out life's bumps (NEW SERIES. YOU'LL ENJOY IT!)
You want to be heard, don't you?





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Colleges say: Peter Pan, grow up!

'Most boring celebrities of 2002'

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Bone 'structure' strengthened by estrogen

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Consumer Reports on JWR: Toys that should top your list



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Andy Borowitz: SUE THE BUMS!

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Argus Hamilton's political zingers! (SUPER-SIZED!)

Lou Dobbs: A lot rides on prez's Treasury pick

Jerry Nachman: Surface-to-air Missiles: The new threat?

Dan Abrams: The world's cynical view of America

Diana West: Protest Augusta? Why not Sudan? (GREAT!)

Michael Ledeen: Tom Friedman's Reformation: His Iran

Michael Barone: Feeling some heat

David Limbaugh: Disarmament means regime change

Kathleen Parker: Next: Secrets to making your dictatorship last and last and last (EXCELLENT!)

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

Tony Snow: President Bush fired me

Linda Chavez: Coming soon to a college near you equal opportunity enlightenment?

John Leo: Marriage on the rocks (SUPERB!)

Wesley Pruden: Clearing the air over Baghdad

Jonah Goldberg: Libs ignoring evidence against Saddam

Suzanne Fields: The soft bigotry of campus paternalism

Marianne M. Jennings: Let the sacking begin (OUCH!)

George Will: 'Creative Destruction'

Bill O'Reilly: Somewhere Santa is weeping





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Mallard Filmore

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(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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