The Boiling Point

Letter to the Editor and response: Michigan professors open new front in academic boycott of Israel

February 26, 2019

To Whom it May Concern, The article entitled “Michigan profs open new front in academic boycott of Israel” has a few errors. First, the photo it displays is not of Haven Hall, but is of the Bob and Betty Beyster Building which houses the computer science department. Also, I am Lily’s sister and my name is Jennie, not Jenn. Please amend these errors at your earliest...

Letter to the Editor: Fairness Imposes Penalties for Missing Davening

February 26, 2019

As a former faculty member and advisor to the Fairness Committee at Shalhevet, I think the Fairness Committee has always been one of the best things about the school.  In the above case, however, I must agree with both Dr. Friedman and Ms. Gill Shalhevet is not, as the Fairness Committee maintains, a representative democracy.Shalhevet does not have a student counci...

Letter to the Editor: Respect JCC aerobics

September 19, 2015

The Boiling Point is informative, professional, well-written and edited, and deserves the awards it has received.

Letter to the Editor: There was never a morgue, but there was a crematorium

June 11, 2014

To the Editor: I read Michael Petrella's letter ["There Was No Morgue," March issue] with amusement regarding the morgue at Shalhevet. He is correct that even when the building was a hospital, there was no morgue and that it was an invention of his unique sense of humor. There was, however, a crematorium!  This was found during construction and renovation of the science...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: There was no morgue

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: There was no morgue

February 25, 2014

Dear Editor: Although my name may not be familiar to the current student staff of the Boiling Point, your advisor should remember me as will many of...

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...

Don’t publish college acceptances

April 9, 2012

To the Editor: I just received the list of college acceptances to be updated again. As a parent, I strongly object to printing such a detailed list.  The entire process of college admission can be stressful.  I am sure there are some seniors who feel uncomfortable with not seeing their name on the lists for various schools, especially the students who are going t...

Kudos for reaching out

December 23, 2011

To the Editor: First of all, I wanted to thank you for sending me a copy of the article you wrote in which I was quoted. Aside from the misspelling of my name (not to worry – I’ve been called much worse) and an error or two in content (Rambam never wrote a commentary on Orach Hayyim) it was a really well done piece both in terms of form and content. It was an honor being...

UCLA has everything that an Orthodox student needs

December 23, 2011

To the Editor: We recently encountered the article published in The Boiling Point last year (October 2010), exploring Jewish life on campus (click here to see the referenced article).  As the OU’s Torah Educators at UCLA, we felt it necessary to clarify, and expand upon, the description of the Jewish community at UCLA.  While it is certainly true that “no University o...

Inaccurate photo captions can have huge consequences

November 4, 2011

To the Editor: I must compliment the Boiling Point team on an excellent recent edition.  The articles were well written and germain to the school community.  Well done! I would like to point out an inaccuracy. The first one is the staged picture of me in the phone closet.  The caption reads: "BACKSTAGE:  Mr. Frankel programs the announcement system."  The photograph...

Don’t ask girls to leave their minyan

October 9, 2011

Dear Shalhevet Boiling Point, I am extremely confused by the school’s decision not to allow women to carry the Torah during Mondays and Thursdays in the regular upperclass minyan. With all due respect to the many practices within the Shalhevet system, this seems wrong. I don’t disagree at all with the notion that both Ashkenazic and Sephardic cultures should be recognized,...

Don’t ask girls to leave their minyan

Jenny Newman '11

October 9, 2011

Dear Shalhevet Boiling Point, I am extremely confused by the school’s decision not to allow women to carry the Torah during Mondays and Thursdays in the regular upperclass minyan. With all due respect to the many practices within the Shalhevet system, this seems wrong. I don’t disagree at all with the notion that both Ashkenazic and Sephardic cultures should be recognized,...