Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At Appeal Of Conscience

10/06/2012 - 20:00
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.

Coming Back Home

12/01/2016 - 11:47

Nobel laureate Bob Dylan’s “Neighborhood Bully” was summoned up at the ZOA’s annual Louis B. Brandeis Award dinner on Nov. 20 when national president Morton Klein recited the opening lines:

Photo by Tim Boxer: ZOA president Morton Klein and Israeli Ambassador to UN Danny Danon at ZOA dinner. Tim Boxer

French President Fights Antisemitism

10/05/2016 - 16:19
Special To The Jewish Week

In accepting the World Statesman Award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation last month, French President Francois Hollande said he was responding to “a call to conscience.”

French President Francois Hollande and Rabbi Arthur Schneier. Photo courtesy  of Appeal of Conscience Foundation

No Legs But Stands For Election

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

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.

Mayor Gadi Yarkoni (r.), mayor of Eshkol, and Dr. Ehud Davidson, CEO of Soroka Hospital, at New York benefit dinner. Dror Bakhsh

Over 80? Sign me up!

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

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.

Joy Henshel, Oscar the Grouch, and Caroll Spinney at The New Jewish Home gala. Photo by A. Hoyer

Competing For Jews ‘I Have More Jews Than You’

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

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.

Ido Aharoni, Michael Miller and Mayor Bill De Blasio. Courtesy of JCRC

How Leon Charney Outsmarted Sinatra

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

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.

Tzili and Leon Charney. Tim Boxer/JW

A Mother Mourns Her Daughter The Pilot

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

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.

Anat Ariel memorializes her daughter the pilot. Shahar Azran

Rabbi Campaigns For Shabbat Party

02/09/2016 - 17:36
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, the founding director of the National Jewish Outreach Program (NJOP), has toiled for 28 years to make America great by pursuing such policies as “Shabbat Across America.” So far he has reached out to one million guests at Shabbat Across America and Canada, and has taught Hebrew to some 250,000 Jews.

Sam Domb and Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald. Nina Boxer/JW

Abe Vigoda Started Life Old

01/27/2016 - 11:28
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Abe Vigoda, who died on Tuesday at the ripe old age of 94, started life old. His first-grade teacher formed a drama group and needed someone to portray Baron von Richenhoffen, a 50-year-old man who finds his wife in the closet with a strange man. She looked around and settled on a dour child. “You look old, Abe. I think you’ll do for the part.”

Abe Vigoda at the New York Friars Club in 2008. Tim Boxer/JW
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