The Boiling Point

Ilan Ramon Jewish day School burns in Woolsey Fire

Ilan Ramon Jewish day School burns in Woolsey Fire

November 9, 2018

By Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Community Editor, and Molly Litvak, Outside News Editor An Agoura Hills Jewish day school named after the Israeli ...

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

By Sam Rubanowitz, Staff Writer On a wide expanse of grass on the south side of Wilshire Boulevard, beyond the noise and traffic of the street, there w...

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...

From fact-checks to Facebook, Shalhevet alum helps IDF tell its story

From fact-checks to Facebook, Shalhevet alum helps IDF tell its story

September 7, 2018

Imagine you’re watching gruesome raw footage of people running with weapons, setting fire to wide swathes of land and threatening harm.  Now imagin...

Check your freezer: Salmonella outbreak in Empire chicken from last spring prompts USDA advisory now

Check your freezer: Salmonella outbreak in Empire chicken from last spring prompts USDA advisory now

August 29, 2018

The USDA has issued a public health alert for Empire Kosher Poultry because of  “possible Salmonella contamination.” The notice, issued Aug. 24, states that this contamination may have affected raw whole chicken and raw chicken parts that were sold between September 2017 and June 20...

Was IDF Gaza action justified? Students struggle but most say yes

Was IDF Gaza action justified? Students struggle but most say yes

June 5, 2018

Shalhevet students were mostly supportive of the actions of Israeli soldiers who shot into crowds of Palestinian protesters gathered at the Israel-Gaza bor...