The Boiling Point

‘La Gondola’ brings us Italy, but just misses

Nathaniel Kukurudz, Staff Columnist

March 18, 2010

Filed under Columns, Features, Restaurant reviews

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

Filed under 13th grade, Columns, Opinion

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...

Tuning up Shalhevet elections

Tuning up Shalhevet elections

March 18, 2010

Did you vote in our last school election? Do you know what was voted on and whether it passed? Yes, because the last election was held last week in...

Treat senioritis with a grain of salt

Aliza Kellerman, Staff Columnist

March 18, 2010

Filed under A slice of Shalheaven, Columns, Community, News

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...

OUTSIDE SPORTS: USA chills down competition at Olympics; Saints steal Superbowl

Ari Feuer, Sports Editor

March 18, 2010

Filed under Columns, Sports

Along with the always-enjoyable Super Bowl, the just-ended 21st Winter Olympics captivated a larger-than-usual audience with its wide array of chilly competitions in the past month. The Vancouver-hosted events ended on February 28 after 14 days of grueling competition.  With returning medalists and surprising upsets, average viewership was the highest since the 1994 games,...

Flaws and all, grapple with ‘Goldstone’

By the Boiling Point Editorial Board

January 6, 2010

Filed under Opinion

The world's eyes never seem to leave Israel, but it appears they're looking with even more concentration following Operation Cast Lead last winter in Gaza. The UN Human Rights Council, in a report submitted by retired South Africa judge Richard Goldstone, makes some excruciating accusations: that Israel deliberately targeted Palestinian civilians and their infrastructure, used...

Shiloh’s takes you to France

Nathaniel Kukurudz, Staff Columnist

January 6, 2010

Filed under Columns, Features, Restaurant reviews

If you are looking for a truly relaxing and enjoyable evening with a serene atmosphere, you can stop searching, because I have found the quintessential place: Shiloh’s Steakhouse. Just from the outside (on Pico Boulevard, of course), you should already be able to tell that this will be a great meal, and experience too, for that matter. With a valet waiting to park your...

OUTSIDE SPORTS: Depriving Laker fans of their free tacos … and other miscarriages of sportsmanship among athletes, the public and the media

Ari Feuer, Sports Editor

January 6, 2010

Filed under Columns, Sports

Lack of sportsmanship sadly pervaded a couple of big games this month, one professional and the other a yearly matchup between cross-town college rivals. Curiously, some major stories include free tacos, one team’s dreadful start, and a scandal concerning the private life of a golf pro. Interestingly, a taco promotion that the Los Angeles Lakers hold every home game has...

A better Zionism

BP Editorial Board

March 16, 2008

Filed under Award-winners, Opinion

“And you shall love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” (Deuteronomy 10:19) Zionism unites us all at Shalhevet, from the patriotic blue-and-white color scheme to the giant Bat Ami-crafted floor map of Israel in the foyer to the tearfully inspiring Yom Haatzmaut services every year. And why shouldn’t we love Israel? After all, it’s a land f...