Jewish World Review
Monday December 11, 2017
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 The aims of life are the best defense against death. 
  — Primo Levi

CONFESSION

[Today's issue begins after this sidebar. But before going there, PLEASE read this letter. ]

Generally I don't make a habit of confessing privately and certainly not publicly. Therefore I'll forgo identifying myself other than to say that even those of us who do the Lord's work full time also make mistakes.

I have been reading Jewish World Review (JWR) for nearly as long as it has published. I benefit from its wisdom, am empowered by its message.

I was touched by Mr. Jolkovsky's revealing what motivates a Jewish site to so often defend the rights of Christendom.

Not only does JWR graciously offer a soapbox to Jewish voices defending us, it also serves as a virtual pulpit for Christians to raise consciousness about our own issues.

Mr. Jolkovsky mentioned the case involving Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, now before the Supreme Court. JWR has also reported widely on the attacks on people of faith -- faiths other than Judaism -- worldwide. Whether it be murderous rampages against Christians in Syria or Copts in Egypt, those goings-on, too, are Reviewed and are a part of his Jewish World.

The fact that a widely read Jewish publication raises its voice on these issues when so few others have, should be acknowledged and cherished.

If that were not enough, before Jewish holy festivals, Mr. Jolkovsky, who suspends publication to observe them, goes out of his way to provide a truncated version of JWR for non-Jews.

My sin, if you will?

It is that in all of these years I have never once offered any support to help JWR ease the burden of sustaining a source of enlightenment to the world and immense pleasure to myself and so, so many others.

I find solace in assuming that I'm not alone in this matter. However, I'm not excused for my inaction.

Dear Christian brothers and sisters, a Godly man is asking for your assistance. No, he's not of our faith, but he is of our cloth. He girds us and he fights our battles. There aren't many like him. He deserves our help.

Let's help him!

[Editor's note: WOW! That's all I can say.]

All expressions of kindness and gratitude are tax-deductible. They can be made through our secure online site or by making out a check and mailing it to the sponsoring foundation (Keren Yehoshua V'Yisroel/JWR) -- marked in the "memo section" for "Internet Education Project" -- at:

Keren Yehoshua V'Yisroel/JWR
127 Columbia Boulevard
Waterbury, CT 06710
Tax ID: 22-3209160

In gratitude and friendship,
Binyamin L. Jolkovsky
Editor in Chief


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