Tim Boxer

07/12/2016 - 10:48 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

On the last day of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza in August 2014, Gadi Yarkoni, a former IDF member, was supervising the repair of an electricity tower damaged by Hamas that morning. The son of kibbutz pioneers, Gadi lived in Kibbutz Nirim, in the Eshkol region, a stone’s throw from the Gaza border.

05/11/2016 - 16:25 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Tim Boxer

It wasn’t hard for Audrey Weiner to find topnotch individuals over age 80 for the “Eight Over Eighty” benefit for The New Jewish Home (formerly Jewish Home Lifecare). Weiner, president and CEO of the eldercare network, said that in 15 years 30 percent of the nation’s population will be over 80. She had plenty of candidates.

05/11/2016 - 16:25 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Tim Boxer

It wasn’t hard for Audrey Weiner to find topnotch individuals over age 80 for the “Eight Over Eighty” benefit for The New Jewish Home (formerly Jewish Home Lifecare). Weiner, president and CEO of the eldercare network, said that in 15 years 30 percent of the nation’s population will be over 80. She had plenty of candidates.

04/20/2016 - 10:56 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Tim Boxer

On his two-day visit to Israel in October, New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio met face to face with the mayors of Israel’s two largest cities. He looked them both in the eye and bragged, “My Jewish population is bigger than yours.” In fact, he noted, New York has the biggest Jewish community in the world.

03/29/2016 - 12:04 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Tim Boxer

In 1976 New York Post gossip columnist Earl Wilson was running scared. His tell-all book, “Sinatra: An Unauthorized Biography,” enraged Ol’ Blue Eyes. No surprise there. The volatile crooner, known for his combativeness with photographers and reporters, called the book “false, fictionalized, boring and uninteresting” and instructed his lawyer to sue Wilson for $3 million.

03/24/2016 - 16:15 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Tim Boxer

As a child Tamar Ariel was always on the go. She walked at 10 months, rode around on bicycles, climbed trees and rollerbladed around the neighborhood. Soon she was running races and zooming off on motorcycles. Being a religious girl in Israel, she completed her two-year national service, then decided to do more for her country.