The Boiling Point

How Time Magazine doesn’t care about journalism

Jenny Newman, Staff Columnist

October 31, 2010

“In the week that three Presidents, a King and their own Prime Minister gather at the White House to begin a fresh round of talks on peace between Israel and the Palestinians, the truth is, Israelis are no longer preoccupied with the matter,” writes Karl Vick, Jerusalem Bureau Chief for Time Magazine. The story that goes with that statement (,...

COLUMN: Where childhood martyrdom is ‘in,’ critical thinking is ‘out’

August 30, 2010

A Jenny for your thoughts: In Palestinian YouTube video, childhood has no room for children “When we die as martyrs, we will go to heaven...” ...

Schnitzly: Only in Pico-Robertson

Nathaniel Kukurudz, Managing Editor

August 26, 2010

Restaurant review There’s something that I always look forward to when I go the Pico Robertson area (I know, I am Jewish -- but I don’t live there). I don’t know if it’s the synagogues on every corner and more. Maybe it’s the atmosphere. But when Schnitzly opened its doors on Pico just east of Glenville, next door to the Happy Minyan and replacing the short-li...

A little slice of Shalheaven: Take everything in stride

Rachel Lesel, Staff Columnist

August 26, 2010

This is the first day of my last year of High School, so I know the routine. I take the time the night before to lay out my favorite outfit (all recently bought over summer), triple check my backpack’s contents, make sure my alarm is set, and try to go to sleep hours earlier than I have in two months, praying that I have everything ready to ease the stress of tomorrow. Whether this is a...

13TH GRADE: Peace, hope and refugees — just another day in a gap year

13TH GRADE: Peace, hope and refugees — just another day in a gap year

May 23, 2010

I’m writing right now from the center of Israel—not Jerusalem, the spiritual heartland, but the true center, Be’er Sheva, four hours in from both...

OUTSIDE SPORTS: In NBA finals, team ball should trump star power

Ari Feuer, Sports Editor

May 23, 2010

Eight seconds before ending this year’s first round series with the Chicago Bulls on April 27, LeBron James threw the sports world into chaos.  Actually, all he did was throw up a free throw—with his left hand. This year’s Most Valuable Player – who is normally right-handed – sparked a media panic that included articles in major newspapers across the country,...

SushiKo: Japan on Pico

Nathaniel Kukurudz, Staff Columnist

May 23, 2010

Restaurant review Located on Pico Boulevard, Sushiko can pride itself on being the only kosher sushi restaurant in Los Angeles County. With that monopoly comes a big responsibility; it must be good enough to keep people coming and paying the extra price for being kosher, and not wandering off to the plethora of other sushi restaurants – or other kosher restaurants -- in t...

A slice of Shalheaven: Coming and going… and going…

Lexi Gelb, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2010

I’ve got one foot out the door, and the other firmly planted in the Student Lounge. It’s a long stretch, and even after two years of Yoga Minyan, it’s difficult. As a second-semester senior, the combination of having my academic year slowly peter out and having my school change quickly, and often unpredictably, in front of my eyes, is a strange one. Between the...

At school, be cute and tzniut

Eli Willis, Staff Columnist

May 23, 2010

It's time to rethink our relationship with skirts. There's always been that struggle of trying to get away with a skirt that’s just a little too short, but is just oh-so-adorable and matches your outfit perfectly. And there have been varying degrees of enforcement. But now that our new dress code enforcement system has taken effect, it’s time to put away those too-short...

‘La Gondola’ brings us Italy, but just misses

Nathaniel Kukurudz, Staff Columnist

March 18, 2010

Despite its relatively new location in Beverly Hills and everything it needs to make it a leading Kosher restaurant -- including being Italian -- La Gondola has many minor issues that are preventing it from reaching that top level. Ironically, the first of these issues is its location. A well-established and long-standing restaurant that had been on Wilshire Boulevard near...

13TH GRADE: Basketball and learning: An Israel experience

Jacob Moskowitz, BP Emeritus

March 18, 2010

There’s a lot going on here at Nativ. Different things happen every day, and each and every little detail added up makes the experience what it is --amazing. Therefore, telling you a few highlights is the easiest way to go. Pretty much every day during the week is the same. Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday I have class from 8:45 in the morning until 6:15 at night, with a...

Treat senioritis with a grain of salt

Aliza Kellerman, Staff Columnist

March 18, 2010

Wake up in the morning feelin’ like P.Diddy. Except not. Because you’re actually a senior at Shalhevet, and the last thing you feel like doing is getting out of bed. No, the last thing you feel like doing is taking a test. Actually, the last thing you feel like doing is coming to school. Why get up when you’ve already sent in your college applications (and double checked...

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