NEW YORK – Caleb Jacoby, the 16-year-old son of award-winning Boston Globe
columnist Jeff Jacoby, has been missing from his Brookline, Massachusetts, home
since Monday afternoon, before the record-breaking low temperatures on Tuesday
and Wednesday set in on the East Coast.
He is an 11th-grade student at
the Maimonides School in Brookline, and frequents public libraries and the Young
Israel of Brookline center in his town.
A police investigation is under
way, and a police spokesman told local outlet MassLive.com that the
investigation was still active as of Wednesday morning.
Police also told
Wicked Local Brookline that they do not suspect foul play.
teachers from Jacoby’s school have been circulating fliers, and social media
personalities such as Jeffrey Toobin of The New Yorker and John Podhoretz of the
New York Post have been spreading Jacoby’s picture over Twitter.
Jacoby is a noted conservative columnist and a strong Israel supporter at a
paper known for having a more critical view. He has also written in the past for
Early Wednesday, Jeff Jacoby also tweeted his gratitude to
everyone helping in the search effort, but the family has not commented
“The school is engaging all of its resources to aid Caleb’s
parents and the Brookline Police,” Maimonides spokeswoman Ellen Pulda told
Wicked Local Brookline in an email.
“Our entire school community is
praying for Caleb’s safe return.”
Jacoby’s Hebrew teacher Efrat Lipschitz
told reporters, “We don’t know anything.
We don’t have even clue.”
Lipschitz described Jacoby as “a very quiet boy, he’s also a very good one,” who
took his studies very seriously.
Jeff Jacoby is a noted conservative
columnist and a strong Israel supporter at a paper known for having a more
left-wing view. He has also written in the past for Arutz Sheva.