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The Journey of Yosef Nemanpour

The Journey of Yosef Nemanpour

June 2, 2013

It is Taanit Esther, and many students are exhausted from dehydration. Every movement made by those fasting is slow and lethargic. Junior Yosef Nemanpour...

List of 2012-2013 Boiling Point awards

May 30, 2013

Filed under Award-winners

Here is a list of the 19 awards won by the Boiling Point and its staff during the 2012-13 school year, in chronological order of when we learned of them.  Unless otherwise stated, all are for work done during the 2011-12 school year.     National Scholastic Press Association NSPA: 2012 Pacemaker Finalist, large-paper category (16-plus pages per issue) - one of 16 in the US. This is f...

Does prayer work?  Yes – and maybe

Does prayer work? Yes – and maybe

May 14, 2013

In the opening weeks of school last fall, at least five students learned that a parent was suffering from some form of cancer. Since enrollment at Shalhevet hov...

Newspaper contest adds category for print-online ‘hybrids,’ and Boiling Point wins a Gold Crown

Newspaper contest adds category for print-online ‘hybrids,’ and Boiling Point wins a Gold Crown

April 15, 2013

Just before Passover, the Boiling Point was awarded the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Crown award for print-and-online “hybrid” publications...

PLO ambassador tells JCC audience that separation is the key to peace

PLO ambassador tells JCC audience that separation is the key to peace

March 13, 2013

Palestinians and Israelis are like an unhappily married couple in need of a formal separation, according to the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Ch...

With East Coast prices high, Orthodox students are now building communities on UC campuses

With East Coast prices high, Orthodox students are now building communities on UC campuses

November 9, 2012

   Transitioning from a school like Shalhevet—where students don’t need to think twice about keeping kosher or observing Shabbat—to a public u...

HAREDI: Behind the label is a world apart

HAREDI: Behind the label is a world apart

June 14, 2012

Many girls at Bais Yaakov – an all-girls Haredi high school in West Hollywood – don’t know who Brad Pitt or Justin Bieber are. But they also don’t...

‘Ethical hechsher’ catches on, but slowly

‘Ethical hechsher’ catches on, but slowly

June 13, 2012

According to Judaic Studies teacher Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, all the kosher restaurants on Pico Boulevard have been invited to apply for the new Tav HaYosher,* or ethical seal, proving that they treat their workers according to ...

‘Got Kosher?’ gets beyond the plastic – slowly

‘Got Kosher?’ gets beyond the plastic – slowly

May 30, 2012

Located next door to B’nai David-Judea on Pico near Livonia, “Got Kosher?” reopened in February after several months of remodeling. It used to be...

Letters: Rabbi Segal addresses Color War breakout ruse

Letters: Rabbi Segal addresses Color War breakout ruse

April 27, 2012

This letter was sent to the Shalhevet community and separately to the Boiling Point Editorial Board by Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal.   April 27th, 2012, 5 Iy...

‘Kol isha’ has range of meanings at Modern Orthodox high schools back east

Rebecca Mandel, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 18, 2012

Filed under Award-winners, Torah

In other Modern Orthodox schools, there is a lack of consensus on the interpretation of kol isha. But in every case, the policy has been arrived at deliberately and with halachic support. SAR High School in Riverdale has a co-ed choir and allows the girls to have solos. “We want to give both boys and girls opportunity to express themselves through non-suggestive and appr...

Going solo: New view of ‘kol isha’ lets girls sing on their own

Going solo: New view of ‘kol isha’ lets girls sing on their own

April 18, 2012

The Megillah reading was over, and in the Bet Midrash a party and talent show were in full swing. Suddenly the room was quiet, as a girl in a lace d...