Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At Yossi Klein Halevi Speech

01/09/2014
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Yossi Klein Halevi made aliyah from the U.S. at the start of the Lebanon war in August 1982. That was a time when the country was defined by a right-wing narrative and left-wing narrative.

He found people from Peace Now and Gush Emunim fighting together in the war and fighting each other in the street.

“After the Six Day War of 1967,” he said, “We were still a family but a dysfunctional family. The schism between left and right could be very bitter but it cannot lead to annihilation because we share the same tent.”

Rabbi Richard Weiss welcomes Yossi Klein Halevi to the Young Israel of Hillcrest.

Tim Boxer At Beit El Dinner

12/20/2013
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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.”

Eugen Gluck and Ralph Peters at the Beit El dinner. Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At Elie Wiesel Honor

12/06/2013
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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.

Ronald Lauder, from left, Marion and Elie Wiesel, and Jo Carole Lauder.  Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

11/13/2013
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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.”

American Friends of Israel Philharmonic Orchestra president David Hirsch and wife Rochelle Hirsch. Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At ADL Centennial Conference

11/04/2013
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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.

Former defense secretary Leon Panetta, left, and  Abraham Foxman at the ADL centennial dinner.  Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At Open University

10/25/2013
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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.

Open University alumna Nicole Menaged, and AFOU president Ingeborg Rennert, at gala celebration. Ellen Dubin

Tim Boxer On Sid Bernstein

08/28/2013
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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.

Sid Bernstein meets the Backwards, a Beatles parody group, in 2008 at the 92nd St. Y.  Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer And Dr. Oz

08/09/2013
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When Dr. Mehmet Oz, the renowned daytime television personality, came to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s Shabbat table, he was surprised at all the sugary food.  “Shmuley, how can you do this to your children?” Shmuley pleaded innocent. “My wife did it,” he said.

The rabbi told the story at a recent dinner of his organization, This World: The Values Network, at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan. The event, attended by 525 guests, benefited the Rambam Medical Center in Israel.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, right, with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and his mother Eleanor R. Paul. Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer At Friars Toast Of Don Rickles

08/01/2013
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The comedians who populate the ranks of the New York Friars Club have endured beyond their expiration date. When we ask “how old is he” the answer is “deceased.”  George Burns passed on at 100; Henny Youngman departed at 92.

Even comedians’ marriages last forever. Ginny and Bob Newhart have been married 50 years; Barbara and Don Rickles, 48 years. Newhart has a theory: “I think if you can keep laughing you will stay together.”

Don Rickles and Kathy Griffin at the Friars. Photo by Tim Boxer

Tim Boxer On Mandy Patinkin

07/12/2013
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Not only did Mandy Patinkin make a living playing a hot-shot surgeon on the CBS series “Chicago Hope” in the ‘90s, but he’s been blessed by medical science in real life.

Between 1978 and 1998, when he was stricken with an eye disease called keratoconus and feared he was going blind, doctors saved his eyesight with corneal transplants. “I have two eyes that were given to me by two children, a 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl,” he said.

Dr. Shimon and Brenda Glick at Soroka fundraiser. Photo by Tim Boxer
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