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Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks is Community Editor of the Boiling Point.

OPINION – Our college graphic: A dissent

June 18, 2019

Last month, I faced one of my most difficult decisions on the Boiling Point Editorial Board -- one which a year or even a month ago would not have seemed...

A guide that could make a difference in creating respectful discourse

A guide that could make a difference in creating respectful discourse

October 26, 2018

By Nomi Willis, Opinion Editor As the nation becomes increasingly divided by differing political opinions, Shalhevet is following suit -- d...

OPINION: Taming our roots

OPINION: Taming our roots

December 31, 2017

My scalp is burning. My nose is dripping. The combined smell of formaldehyde and the melting, unpronounceable chemicals in my mascara have turned my eyes into a watery disarray.

OPINION: Understanding 9/11 requires more than facts

OPINION: Understanding 9/11 requires more than facts

October 29, 2017

Sept. 11, 2001, was one of the darkest days in US history. Three thousand people's lives came to an end.

OPINION: Eerie silence about North Korea’s Holocaust-like actions

September 27, 2017

By Ariella Sassover, 11th grade Ever since World War ll the United States has been viewed as the world’s most powerful nation, with tremendous wealth, resources and military strength. The U.S. liberated the Holocaust concentration camps in 1944, toppled the Berlin Wall ending the Cold War in 1990, and this year issued an air strike against pro-Assad forces in Syria. ...

OATH: Students watched President Trump's swearing-in ceremony and inaugural address live in the gym Jan. 20.

OPINION: All views should be heard, including those on the right

September 8, 2017

By Asher Dauer, 11th Grade Social, political, and religious openness are all things that immediately come to mind when thinking of Shalhevet. The scho...

Dylan Minnette plays Clay Jensen in  '13 Reasons Why' on Netflix.

OPINION: 13 hours of “Why?”

June 12, 2017

By Yishai Thau, Ninth Grade  The show 13 Reasons Why has done more harm than good and therefore it fails. It wants to be a show promoting awarene...

RUSH: Boys speed through their prayers– or do not really pray at all– during each morning’s Hashkama minyan.

OPINION: How to fix the sunrise minyan

February 28, 2017

There’s something wrong at Hashkama minyan. As much as people are tired of hearing it, Hashkama was created as a minyan for people who want to daven, and right now, it’s not.