Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At Appeal Of Conscience

10/07/2012
Jewish Week Correspondent

In introducing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Appeal of Conscience Foundation awards dinner, Henry Kissinger made note of his own public service as National Security Advisor in the White House and Secretary of State in the 1970s.

“The only reason I mention it,” he said, “is because never before and never since has the White House and the State Department been as amicable as it was then.”

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper accepts World Statesman Award from Rabbi Arthur Schneier with Henry Kissinger.

Lincoln Championed Jews As Well As Blacks

03/26/2015
Jewish Week Online Columnist

The first instance of affirmative action in American Jewish history occurred when Abe Lincoln selected a New York Jew named Chemie Levy to a military position because, the president wrote, “we have not yet appointed a Hebrew.”

Jonathan Sarna Tim Boxer/JW

Dr. Spock, Z''L: Live Long And Prosper

03/02/2015
Jewish Week Online Columnist

In 1986 Leonard Nimoy interrupted an extremely hectic day of post-production of the latest Trekkie epic, “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” to welcome me to the Paramount lot in Los Angeles. Besides continuing his role as Dr. Spock, he was also director of the film. On his desk I noticed a book, “Hannah Senesh: Her Life and Diary,” with an introduction by Abba Eban.

A polaroid of Spock in civilian dress. Tim Boxer/JW

Choosing Life Over Death

02/12/2015
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who campaigns in the U.S. for Muslim women’s rights by raising awareness of female genital mutilation and violence against women, was honored in December by American Friends of the Open University of Israel at the Pierre Hotel in New York.

Ingeborg and Ira Rennert at the Open University gala. Tim Boxer/JW

For Mike Huckabee, Easier To Become Prime Minister Than President

02/05/2015
Jewish Week Online Columnist

In the race to the White House, Mike Huckabee, a contender for Republican nominee, said he was pleased to appear at the American Friends of Bet El Yeshiva Center dinner in December at Manhattan’s Marriott Marquis.

Eugen Gluck welcomes Mike Huckabee at Bet El dinner. Tim Boxer/JW

Queen Bess Battles Bias

01/08/2015
Jewish Week Online Columnists

One day in 1945 an eager volunteer for the Anti-Defamation League brought a beautiful young woman to meet Arnold Forster, the organization’s legendary general counsel.

“She’s going to work with you. She can make speeches.”

“Who is she?” Forster asked.

“Don’t you know? She was just crowned Miss America!”

Bess Myerson tells how she confronted prejudice. Tim Boxer/JW

Barbara Was Kvelling -- Walters, Not Streisand

12/28/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Barbara Walters was thrilled to accept a humanitarian award from former Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the annual dinner of American Friends of Magen David Adom on Dec. 2 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York.

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and partner Diana Taylor helped Magen David Adom honor Barbara Walters. Tim Boxer/JW

Run Ted Run!

Presidential aspirant Cruz dominates ZOA's annual event with his robust Zionism.

12/01/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas was the most exciting entrée that president Mort Klein dished up at his Nov. 23 Zionist Organization of America dinner at Manhattan’s Grand Hyatt.

Mort Klein, Ted Cruz and Alan Dershowitz at ZOA event. Tim Boxer/JW

At WJC Gala, Kissinger Speaks Like He’s Just Off The Boat

11/21/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Who can cut through Henry Kissinger’s thick Germanic accent? Maybe that’s one reason Richard Nixon tape recorded in the Oval Office — so he could take time later to decipher his secretary of state’s remarks.

Henry Kissinger and wife Nancy at WJC dinner. Tim Boxer/JW

Geraldo Rivera, Jew, And His Tattoo

11/12/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Fox News special correspondent Geraldo Rivera has a Star of David tattoo on his left fist. He got the tattoo in 1974 after reporting on the Palestinian terrorists who slaughtered 22 children in a kibbutz nursery school at the Maalot kibbutz in the north.

Gerald Rivera and wife Erica at the University of Haifa benefit. Tim Boxer/JW
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