The Boiling Point

Prop. 12 passes, giving more space to hens, pigs and calves

Prop. 12 passes, giving more space to hens, pigs and calves

December 7, 2018

Should ethics affect what you eat? For years, Californian animal rights activists have been advocating for state-wide cage-free eggs. They moved closer...

Michigan professors open new front in academic boycott of Israel

Michigan professors open new front in academic boycott of Israel

December 4, 2018

Unlike most acts of Israel boycotting on college campuses, which are led by student groups, two students at University of Michigan were denied letter of...

Working to tip an election, one front door at a time

Working to tip an election, one front door at a time

November 28, 2018

Richard Ceseroni, a 69-year-old former Marine, was returning home to his ranch- style house in Santa Clarita from church on Oct. 28 when someone he re...

Ilan Ramon Jewish day School burns in Woolsey Fire

Ilan Ramon Jewish day School burns in Woolsey Fire

November 9, 2018

An Agoura Hills Jewish day school named after the Israeli astronaut who died in the 2003 explosion of the Space Shuttle Columbia faced its own fiery loss...

No more ‘fall back’?    Prop 7 would promote Daylight Saving Time year-round

No more ‘fall back’? Prop 7 would promote Daylight Saving Time year-round

November 4, 2018

Last night at 2 a.m., California and 47 other states turned back their clocks one hour, returning to Standard Time after almost eight months of Daylight ...

Faiths and viewpoints come together at Westwood vigil for Pittsburgh shooting victims

Faiths and viewpoints come together at Westwood vigil for Pittsburgh shooting victims

October 30, 2018

On a wide expanse of grass on the south side of Wilshire Boulevard, beyond the noise and traffic of the street, there was a stillness in the air as Jews ...

EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Garcetti tells LA Jewish teens to build bridges to other groups in wake of Pittsburgh tragedy

EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Garcetti tells LA Jewish teens to build bridges to other groups in wake of Pittsburgh tragedy

October 29, 2018

It's okay to feel the pain of what is happening, to feel it and cry.  But remember to stand up afterward, get involved and build bridges. That was...

Anti-gentrification protests challenge Boyle Heights kosher restaurant

Anti-gentrification protests challenge Boyle Heights kosher restaurant

September 27, 2018

    It would have been news anyway: last spring, a new kosher restaurant opened in Los Angeles -- not in Pico-Robertson or North Hollywood, ...

Brazil museum fire burns history of centuries

Brazil museum fire burns history of centuries

September 23, 2018

  The 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil was burned to a crisp on Sunday, Sep. 2, after a fire which consumed all of its contents includi...

Pepsico buys Israel-based SodaStream for $3.2 billion

Pepsico buys Israel-based SodaStream for $3.2 billion

September 23, 2018

On Aug. 20, another Israeli company came off the shelves, as SodaStream sold to U.S. based PepsiCo in a deal valued at $3.2 billion. Following the sale, PepsiCo stated that it would allow the home soda-making compa...

To save the oceans: No more plastic straws?

To save the oceans: No more plastic straws?

September 23, 2018

It may be time to start carrying around a reusable straw. More and more cities and restaurants have declared a ban on plastic straws in hope of...