The Boiling Point

OPINION: Modesty isn’t the issue when poor women need assistance

OPINION: Modesty isn’t the issue when poor women need assistance

November 15, 2017

Two weeks ago, senior Sarina Finn — standing on the corner of Pico and Robertson outside Walgreens — collected 4,704 tampons and pads for wom...

The class of 2019 hears from the rabbi in the gutted sanctuary of United Orthodox Synagogue.

With hammers and heart, juniors help rebuild Houston on chesed trip

November 8, 2017

At midnight Aug. 26, Maya Wadler was the only member of her family awake as rains pounded the streets and water seeped through the floorboards of her Houston...

PRESSURE: From left, Rabbi Ari Schwarzberg, Noa Segal, Ilan Bouskila and Yakir Kanefsky are all offspring of rabbis.  Their experiences have been partly the same and partly different.

When you’re the child of a rabbi, who are you?

September 7, 2017

The already difficult pressures of being a teenager can be even greater when you have to meet the expectations not only of your parents, but of a whole communi...

Picketers from the Westboro Baptist Church at Shalhevet Feb. 27.

OPINION: When hate comes to visit

April 3, 2017

“Same sex marriage dooms nations,” “God hates the people in Hell,” and “144K Jews will repent,” were never phrases we expected to land – l...

SNOW: Cold weather made this different from past Boiling Point trips to CSPA, but the award they received was the same as usual – their fifth consecutive Gold Crown.

Fifth consecutive CSPA Gold Crown for the Boiling Point

March 30, 2017

The Boiling Point won its fifth consecutive Gold Crown award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association  March 17,  at the close of the ...

PROTECTION: The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta say a community is protected from measles if at least 96 percent of members are immunized.  By that criteria, no one at Shalhevet is likely to catch the very contagious disease.

Private schools playing catch-up immunizing against measles

March 22, 2017

Los Angeles’ latest measles outbreak, which was centered in the Orthodox Jewish community, has been over since early last month.  But low school immun...

AIRBORNE: No. 3 Eitan Halpert overcomes a Wildcat block to score two points late in the third quarter in the gym of Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino March 1.

Close the whole game, Firehawks fall to Milken by two as historic victory slips just beyond their grasp

March 3, 2017

Two points. That close to becoming first-time CIF division champions, at the first-ever championship game between two Jewish high schools, in front of ...

REAL: Finstas, a combination of the words

REALITY CHECK: So-called ‘finsta’ accounts bring a different view of teen life to Instagram

January 9, 2017

On Oct. 27, senior Layla Galeck posted a photo of herself to Instagram from her vacation to Israel during Sukkot break. It was a smiley photo of her and...

HANDS-ON: Boiling Point editors said the Comprehensive Writing Award was for group effort.

Boiling Point wins Rockowers and top national honors in writing

November 2, 2016

In its highest honors to date, the Boiling Point last spring was named one of the top three best-written high school newspapers in the country and also won ...

INSPIRING: Israeli President Shimon Peres, z

School remembers Peres for heart, poetry, devotion to peace

October 25, 2016

Shimon Peres, who died last Tuesday, tried to be a unifier – even in Los Angeles. In March 2012, Israel’s elder statesman and then-president spoke at t...

TEXT: The 18th verse of Vayikra (Leviticus), above,  calls it an

School makes LGBT inclusion official policy, hoping to set an example for Modern Orthodox schools

October 11, 2016

Hoping to start a trend that will spread throughout Orthodox Judaism, Shalhevet has adopted a six-point LGBT non-discrimination pledge, co-written by Head...

A real shoe crisis: Reflections on senior visit to Poland

A real shoe crisis: Reflections on senior visit to Poland

August 24, 2016

“Mom! I’m having a major shoe crisis!” I yelled, as I shoved mounds of clothes into my suitcase. My mother walked into my room and frowned -- it was one hour till takeoff from LA to Poland, and my suitcase was overflowing, unable to zip. “Yes? she asked, clearly unamused. “Okay so basically, I want to take my Allstars AND my Adidas, because one is black and one is white, and I like them both, but they don’t both fit, and I don’t know what to do!!”

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