The Boiling Point

Flaws and all, grapple with ‘Goldstone’

By the Boiling Point Editorial Board

January 6, 2010

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

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

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

“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...