The Boiling Point

DIVORCE: PLO ambassador Maen Areikat said there was

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...

UCI’s Chabad and Hillel put up a joint sukkah this year.  Students participated in a sukkah hop.

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...

PLAYING: Young Haredi boys grow their payot long and their tzitzit out.

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...

HAREDI: From Beit Shemesh, a spark that exposed a simmering fire

Leila Miller, Editor-in-Chief

June 14, 2012

Last fall, an insular community that does its best to separate itself from the outside world was thrust into the spotlight after Haredi men were accused of having spat at, and otherwise harassed, a Modern Orthodox second-grader for the way she was dressed on her way to school. The girl’s family said that far from being a one-time occurrence, it was part of a pattern, and...

'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 ...

Haredi Dating: Rabbis, research, resumes and a look into the soul

Leila Miller, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2012

Although students at Shalhevet may start dating before girls at Bais Yaakov, they’re probably farther away from marriage. Most girls in Los Angeles' Haredi community expect to begin the shidduch – matchmaking – process when they return from a year of seminary after high school. “You realize it’s very smart, the system,” said Leora, 21, a Bais Yaakov alumna ...

Depression is a real disease, and no, they can't just cheer up

Depression is a real disease, and no, they can’t just cheer up

June 10, 2012

On any given day, about one third of Shalhevet students regard themselves as feeling depressed -- or so they say. On two separate days this year, one...

'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...

Anatomy of a ruse: False drug-testing story brought laughter, and other emotions

Anatomy of a ruse: False drug-testing story brought laughter, and other emotions

May 10, 2012

In a new twist to Color War breakout, the Student Activities Committee spread a fake story among the student body  saying that random drug testing was...

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...

FALSE ALARM: Drug testing story was ruse to announce Color War

FALSE ALARM: Drug testing story was ruse to announce Color War

April 25, 2012

In a new twist to Color War breakout, the Student Activities Committee spread a fake story among the student body saying that random drug testing was...

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

Rebecca Mandel, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 18, 2012

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...

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