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Jewish World Review
Dec. 11, 2002
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When I was a young boy, they called me a liar. Now that I'm all grown up, they call me a writer.   —   Isaac Bashevis Singer

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,
Binyamin L. Jolkovsky,
Editor in Chief




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By Mark A. Kellner


That Richard Cohen -- best remembered by some as the butt of a throwaway line in Don Imus' infamous White House press corps dinner monologue -- attacks those who question the "religion of peace" is a profound indicator of his irrelevance.






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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!)
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Doctors rally over Medicare payments

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Consumer Reports on JWR: Reducing desk-related injuries at work



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Bill Tammeus: Sky's the limit --- sort of

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

Ian Shoales: Cursed

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David R. Kotok: The Fed, The New Bush Folks, The Policy (SMART!)

Anne Applebaum: This was worth censoring?

David Limbaugh: A new kind of issue-theft

Michelle Malkin: No tears for dead cops

Tresa McBee: Living a worthless life (OUTRAGEOUS!)

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

MUGGER: GOP hubris

Matt Towery: Time to put some post-9/11 energy into solving our domestic woes

Michael Kelly: Left everlasting (EXCELLENT!)

Kathleen Parker: A whole Lott of trouble

Jonah Goldberg: A whole Lott of nothing

Debra J. Saunders: Only act of compassion by prez can save him

Robert Tracinski: Venezuela's lonely rebellion (INTERESTING!)

Walter Williams: Middle East peace recipe

Thomas Sowell: HOLIDAY BOOK PICKS!





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Wayne Stayskal

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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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