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Jewish World Review
Dec. 30, 2002
TES
What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth.
  —   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,
Binyamin L. Jolkovsky,
Editor in Chief




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on law
Good for the spirit,
good for the body

By Jeff Jacoby

Rather than trying to defend City Hall nativity scenes or menorahs -- or school prayer, for that matter -- on the grounds that the Constitution doesn't forbid them, supporters should defend them by appealing to an even higher value: health.



controversy!
This man of letters never met a terrorist cause he didn't respect
By Sam Schulman


For A.N. Wilson, anyone who uses terror against civilians is likely to be his friend





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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!)
Nowadays it's tougher





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Inhaled antibiotic helps sinus sufferers

Pets boost human health

Dr. Peter Gott: Special skills, special genes?

Bruce Williams on JWR: Short-term vehicle leasing; getting away with evading taxes



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Kathleen Parker: American fatwa coming to a bookstore near you (IMPORTANT!)

PunditWatch: Peripatetic Powell pacifies pundits (Highlights of the Sunday shows)

Steve Young: Using 2002s failures to make a successful 2003 (GREAT!)

Bill Steigerwald: On media: Rosie's demise tops list of 2002 highlights

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


BABY CLONE: I WASN'T BORN YESTERDAY
Clone's statement contradicts Clonaid's story
  —  Andy Borowitz



Roger Simon: Friendly impostor enjoyed flying free

Wesley Pruden: Winter wishes and big summer dreams

Dan Abrams: It's the holidays, let me order my wine!

Debra J. Saunders: The Creator v. Norton

Norah Vincent: Affirmative action crypto-racists (OUCH!)

Diana West: Questions for reflection on 2002

The Medicine Men: Obesidemic (obesity epidemic) or not?

Lou Dobbs: No need to be so negative as new year approaches

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

Joanne Jacobs: Jihad is your friend

David Limbaugh: Tolerance, liberal style

John Leo: So which party is now exploiting race? (SPOT-ON!)

Jonah Goldberg: List of the year's losers is long

Suzanne Fields: There's a doctor in the senate

George Will: "Why Is There So Little Money In U.S. Politics?"

Bill O'Reilly: The villains of 2002

Thomas Sowell: Flagging flagships



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Mallard Filmore

Lurie's World

Jeff Koterba

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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