Tim Boxer

12/20/2013 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

Will terror against Israel never end?

Eugen Gluck, a major supporter of the town of Bet El located in Shomron, a stone’s throw from Ramallah, appealed to Israel “not to make any concessions to divide Jerusalem which could cause it to deteriorate into the terrorist base that Gaza has become.”

12/06/2013 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

Ron Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), called upon Hillary Clinton to present the organization’s second annual Theodor Herzl Award to Marion and Elie Wiesel last month at the Waldorf-Astoria.

“We have come to know Hillary Clinton as our former First Lady, former United States Senator, and former Secretary of State and our future…”

Lauder didn’t have to finish.

Clinton recalled a lecture Wiesel gave at the White House on the eve of a new millennium. “He emphasized that indifference is more dangerous than anger and hatred,” she said.

11/13/2013 | | Jewish Week Correspondent | Tim Boxer

David Hirsch knows how to begin a speech. He quoted a great statesman who once said, “I was asked to speak, and you are stuck in the audience. Hopefully we will finish at the same time.”

11/04/2013 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

Brigitte Berman sought to soothe her pain by hiding in a closet. She wrapped her arms around her 13-year-old body as if to contain millions of fractured pieces. After enduring months of bullying at school she felt utterly alone, worthless, humiliated, so overcome by pain that she believed her only choice was to end it forever.

10/25/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Tim Boxer

There are many success stories coming out of Israel. Take Nicole Menagid for one. She was born 26 years ago in Brooklyn to Israeli parents who moved back to Israel a year later.

Her sister suffered from manic depression and killed herself. Over the years her mother deteriorated, physically and mentally. Then her parents divorced.

“I didn’t have a family, a friend or a legitimate source of money,” she said at the American Friends of the Open University of Israel gala Oct. 21 at the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan.

08/28/2013 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

Sid Bernstein, the producer and promoter who started the British invasion to America with the Rolling Stones, Beatles and Herman’s Hermits, told me how he was introduced to the world of music.