Tim Boxer

05/12/2015 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

Inbal Grintzvaig remembers her brother Avi so well. She says he was the average mischievous brother who was always getting into trouble growing up in Petach Tikvah. Nothing serious. Because they were twins, their parents made sure they were placed in different classes in school “so we can develop our own identity.”

04/29/2015 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

Adam Tihany, who has designed dining interiors at such high-end properties as the Beverly Hills Hotel, King David Hotel and Le Cirque 2000, said when he grew up in Jerusalem he didn’t know Holon existed.

03/31/2015 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

Consul General Ido Aharoni came to praise Israeli-born Chaim Katzman, one of three honorees who helped raise more than $1.6 million at the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) dinner on March 25 at the Pierre Hotel.

03/26/2015 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

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.”

03/02/2015 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

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.

02/12/2015 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Tim Boxer

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.