The Boiling Point

Niche memes are connecting Jews worldwide with humor and some bite

Niche memes are connecting Jews worldwide with humor and some bite

November 5, 2017

Yaakov Fein, more commonly known by his Instagram meme username @theturntjew, is just one of many Instagram meme page creators who have become popular...

Hard conversations are easier if you go in prepared

Hard conversations are easier if you go in prepared

October 9, 2017

Everyone has those moments when they are completely stumped for words.  You know them – those times when you need to express yourself and simply fumbl...

Is Reading Being Replaced?

Is Reading Being Replaced?

September 24, 2017

With so much to watch and so much to do, a long-loved pastime seems to be fading away--though it still has its fans.

Students learn swimming, sports, empathy at special needs camps

Students learn swimming, sports, empathy at special needs camps

September 19, 2017

Like many of their peers, seniors Maya Schechter, Naomi Bijou and Noa Segal spent their summer at Jewish summer camp. But their job descriptions were different f...

COLUMN: Invest? Yes. But maybe not with a broker

COLUMN: Invest? Yes. But maybe not with a broker

September 18, 2017

Summer is over and it’s time to go back to school. Hopefully, you did something with your summer, and didn’t just hibernate in your room watching Game of T...

Eight cool plans for summer on a budget

Eight cool plans for summer on a budget

May 29, 2017

Students can't wait to put away their textbooks and take our their sunglasses. Summer means freedom, no classes and no worries -- but this open book can also lead to boredom. Summer means freedom, no classes and no worries. But this open book can also lead to boredom. Worried parents can end spending large sums of money to entertain you and keep you from wasting away your summer days.

Three languages on the menu? Baruch Hashem!

March 31, 2017

At the popular kosher restaurants Nagila Pizza and La Gondola, ingredients aren’t the only things mixing in the kitchen. Languages and cultures blen...

Click-watch culture

Click-watch culture

March 3, 2017

A pitch-dark bedroom is illuminated by a small screen for episodes and episodes on end. One, two, three hours of lost sleep before a long day at school.

How to get yourself to do your homework

How to get yourself to do your homework

February 1, 2017

I just don’t have any motivation to start my homework. Once I start, it’s easy to finish.” A commonly heard phrase in the halls of Shalhev...

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

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...

Not as private as you think: Finsta posts are permanent, shareable and retrievable, like anything on the Internet

Not as private as you think: Finsta posts are permanent, shareable and retrievable, like anything on the Internet

January 8, 2017

Because finstas are always set by the user to be on finsta’s private setting, they are also sometimes referred to as “private accounts,” or “privates.”...

October 27, 2016

Daughter Is A Democrat, So Some Things Are Better Not Discussed