The Boiling Point

Rabbi Steven Greenberg: Twice the power of love

Rabbi Steven Greenberg: Twice the power of love

June 2, 2015

The Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University has ordained thousands of rabbis since its founding in 1896. Rabbi Steven Greenberg of ...

SENIORS IN POLAND: Day 1 – Majdanek: Endless death in the heart of a city

SENIORS IN POLAND: Day 1 – Majdanek: Endless death in the heart of a city

May 20, 2015

“With your permission, a quick moment of silence until we reach our final destination,” said Yonatan, our tour guide, en route to Majdanek. I did...

SENIORS IN POLAND – At day’s end, ‘I sang because I can’

SENIORS IN POLAND – At day’s end, ‘I sang because I can’

May 20, 2015

By Shana Chriki, 12th grade Shoes. Millions of shoes clumped together, they looked like one. Big shoes, women's shoes, kid's shoes and baby shoes....

CHEATOLOGY: More than twice as many students say they cheat on Schoology as on paper

CHEATOLOGY: More than twice as many students say they cheat on Schoology as on paper

May 13, 2015

More than two years into Shalhevet's use of Schoology-- the online resource for teachers and students that has become the backbone of communication at the school-- it turns out that the much-loved website facilitates something it was never intended to support: cheating.

Soviet-themed tribute brings unexpected heartbreak to teacher, then students, at Senior Prank

Soviet-themed tribute brings unexpected heartbreak to teacher, then students, at Senior Prank

May 3, 2015

An otherwise harmless senior prank took a hurtful turn when 12th-graders paying tribute to Math teacher Mrs. Katia Malikov decorated her classroom wit...

OPINION: Titles are important, and women deserve them

May 1, 2015

Filed under Award-winners, Opinion

When Shalhevet brings in a prospective Judaic Studies teacher and everyone loves her, the assumption is that she will be hired—especially because Shalhevet is always looking to add more females to the Judaic faculty. And when Ramie Smith, soon to complete Yeshivat Maharat in New York, visited Shalhevet last January, she immediately clicked with students and faculty alike. She was clearly knowledgeable about Jewish Law and Torah Study, and all agreed that she would be a valuable asset to the Shalhevet Community.

Evolution of a title ensnares potential new faculty hire

Evolution of a title ensnares potential new faculty hire

April 27, 2015

When Ms. Ramie Smith visited Shalhevet as a prospective teacher this past January, she met with students, teachers, parents and the board of Shalhevet. ...

No stage?  No problem:  Drama invites audience to be flies on the wall at ‘Bart’s Birthday Bash’

No stage? No problem: Drama invites audience to be flies on the wall at ‘Bart’s Birthday Bash’

March 22, 2015

Traditional theaters, it seems, are too mainstream for Shalhevet Drama. In lieu of renting out a theater space as it did last fall for its mainstage production of 'Biloxi Blues,' the department will present its annual student-written One-Acts inside a private home in Beverly Hills.

What We’re Wearing:  For Timeless Fashion, Follow The Don

What We’re Wearing: For Timeless Fashion, Follow The Don

February 15, 2015

One day last month, as I entered Advanced Gemara Shiur, the brilliant and fashion-forward Rabbi Ari Schwarzberg turned to me and asked a question. “Micah,...

In a first for Los Angeles, B’nai David adds a clergy intern who is female

In a first for Los Angeles, B’nai David adds a clergy intern who is female

February 11, 2015

“We believe that women can bring something to the table that men cannot and vice versa,” said Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky of B’nai David-Judea Congregation,...

OPINION:  From Charlie Chaplin to Charlie Hebdo, satire is crucial force for change

OPINION: From Charlie Chaplin to Charlie Hebdo, satire is crucial force for change

January 14, 2015

Humor and satire diffuse the tension surrounding an issue, make the issue more comprehensible, and thus make engaging in the controversy more palatable for a larger audience.

Buckley says he resigned rather than accept playoff game suspension

December 1, 2014

Science and math teacher Mr. Christopher Buckley suddenly resigned Oct. 29, leaving behind Model Congress, Mock Trial and Boys and Girls Flag Football,...