Tim Boxer

Run Ted Run!

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

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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

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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

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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

What Do Shimon Peres And Eric Schmidt Have In Common?

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At the Sept. 22 ADL dinner, Israeli President Shimon Peres and Google chairman Eric Schmidt were seated next to each other – and not just because both were honorees.

Mika Almog takes a selfie with Google’s Eric Schmidt. Tim Boxer/JW

Lauren Bacall Beat Prejudice

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Lauren Bacall, a leading lady of Hollywood’s golden age died on August 12 at 89 in her home in New York. Although she lived in a decidedly gentile atmosphere she never forgot where she came from.

Danny Kaye congratulating Lauren Bacall on the first anniversary of her Broadway musical, Applause. Tim Boxer/JW

Irwin Corey, Wit And Leftist, Celebrates 100, Feels 99

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Even as he entered his hundredth year, Irwin Corey remains an irreconcilable opponent of a Jewish state. Furthermore he doesn’t want you to call him a Jew. He says that’s “pejorative.” He prefers to be called a Hebrew. That sounds more respectful in certain leftist circles.

Rabbi Jill Hausman and Gilbert Gottfried have Irwin Corey’s left ear at the Actors Temple. Tim Boxer/JW

Shmuley Salutes Sean

Actor/director Penn: saved Ostreicher for moral, not tribal, reasons.

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Sean Penn, the actor acclaimed by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach as a hero for providing 60,000 people with housing after the devastating Haiti earthquake of 2010, was honored by the rabbi in May for rescuing one Brooklyn Jew from unjust imprisonment in Bolivia.

Jacob Ostreicher and Sean Penn. Tim Boxer/JW

With Wit And Wisdom, Peres As President Bids New York Farewell

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More than 1,100 people packed New York’s Park Avenue Synagogue, the Conservative sanctuary on the Upper East Side, to bid farewell to Shimon Peres. One of the founders of the State of Israel, Peres is concluding a seven-year stint as president of Israel next month. Charlie Rose, host of a PBS interview program and co-anchor of CBS This Morning, engaged in a Q&A session with the 90-year-old statesman, the oldest head of state in the world.

Shimon Peres is being feted all over the United States. Here, after receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor. Getty Images

Eli Wallach: The Ultimate Character Actor

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Eli Herschel Wallach, who died in New York on June 24 at age 98, was expected to follow his brother and two sisters who became teachers. After he earned a master’s degree in education from the City College of New York, he surprised his Polish immigrant parents, Abraham and Bertha, when he announced he’s going to become an actor instead.

Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson with daughters Roberta, left, and Katherine. Tim Boxer/JW

'Miracle Of Miracles:' A Party To Celebrate Fiddler's 50th

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Jerome Robbins first discovered the shtetl when he was six years old. He was born on the Lower East Side, home of immigrants from Eastern Europe. His father took him to Poland to see where his Rabinowitz family came from.

Chaim Topol, Sheldon Harnick and Mike Burstyn celebrate “Fiddler on the Roof.” Tim Boxer/JW
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