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WAR: IDF soldiers maneuvering in Gaza last month.

What Jewish law says about war

By Etan Lerner, Co-Video Editor
January 12, 2024

The indescribably brutal Hamas terrorist attacks of Oct. 7 have been the worst in the history of Medinat Yisrael, the...

SUBDUED: The atmosphere in shuls like the Happy Minyan on Pico Boulevard, pictured here on Oct. 6 before the holiday started, was restrained on Simchat Torah. Communities quelled the usually joyful holiday, taking the day’s events into account.

From Israel to Pico, Hamas terror flipped the switch on happiest holiday of the year

By Arieh Elad, Torah Editor
December 7, 2023

In both Los Angeles and Israel, whether they went out to rejoice in the holiday or stayed in, everyone agreed that this year’s...

REPRESENT: Wearing matching sweatshirts, Shalhevet students and faculty raise posters of those who were kidnapped by Hamas during Tuesday’s rally at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Calling for the release of the hostages taken by Hamas on Oct. 7 was one of the main themes at the Nov. 14 rally.

‘Let us not forget’ – 25 from Shalhevet join historic pro-Israel march in Washington, D.C.

By Ezra Helfand, Executive Editor
November 17, 2023

A Shalhevet delegation of 21 students, four faculty, and many alumni and families stood in the front row of the March for Israel...

VIEW: The deadly inferno was well ablaze as the Jacobsons waited in traffic on the road back toward Lahaina. “We were lucky we had gone on that day trip, because we were never really close to the fires,” said Ms. Jacobson.

A day hike in East Maui saves Shalhevet parents from fatal blaze

By Sophie Katz, Outside News Editor
October 19, 2023

Though the power was out that day in Lahaina where they were vacationing, Heather and Joel Jacobson had planned a day trip traversing...

SUPPORT: Shalhevet was well represented at the Oct. 10 StandWithUs rally, which also attracted non-Jews who were eager to back the State of Israel.

Shalhevet buses students to attend energetic StandWithUs rally in Westwood

By Sonya Katzin, Arts and Culture Editor
October 17, 2023

About 500 people of varying backgrounds – including three busloads of Shalhevet students – showed up Tuesday for a spirited...

SONG: During Tuesday’s kumzitz, Rabbi Block (standing) told students to find strength in mindfully fulfilling their normal commitments.

With somber song, Shalhevet stops to absorb tragedy in Israel

By Martzi Hirsch, Community Editor
October 13, 2023

On the first day of school after a two-week-long Sukkot break, Shalhevet students and faculty gathered in the gym as one on Oct....

DIPLOMAT: Dr. Hillel Newman, Israel’s Consul General for the Pacific Southwest, said the consulate in Los Angeles does not participate in any political activities.

Consul General says massive protests over possible judicial changes do not mean Israel needs a Constitution

By Sophie Katz, Staff Writer
May 14, 2023

When most of Israel was shut down due to a civil strike on March 27, the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles did not close that...

PROTEST: Israelis filled the streets on March 27, the day of the civil strike, outside of the HaShalom Train Station in Tel Aviv. The demonstrations stopped after Prime Minister Netanyahu halted the process of implementing the proposed judicial reforms.

Political divisions in Israel trouble students and faculty

By Sophie Katz, Staff Writer
May 11, 2023

For weeks, the Israeli government’s proposed judicial reforms and the protests that raged against them made headlines all...

INSIGHT: Life lessons and perspective on a career in politics were imparted to Mr. Liebs Pharmacology class by former White House official Mr. Jeffrey Donfeld, above.

Drug policy chief from Nixon years has advice for today

By Sophie Katz, Staff Writer
April 26, 2023

The senior Pharmacology class learned from one of the people in charge of the United States’ drug policy at the time about efforts...

BORDER: Mr. ValaNejads Feb. 13 art installation was woven between angled panels of a LACMA security fence. Above, a section of the fence where the two different images — a swastika and an Islamic Republic of Iran flag — begin to morph into one another as a viewer passes by.

LAPD will investigate guerilla art installation until artist comes forward, offical says

By Tali Liebenthal, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 21, 2023

The guerilla art installation installed on a LACMA fence Feb. 13 is still being investigated by police as a “hate incident,”...

PLATFORM: Itamar Ben Gvir in the Knesset, Israel’s House of Representatives. He is now serving as Minister of National Security, a newly created position.

‘Extreme’ anti-Arab views of new Minister of Security strain support for Israel among some of its friends

By Kyla Zackary, Staff Writer
March 9, 2023

The new Israeli government formed after the country’s Nov. 1 election includes a polarizing figure who some say is causing...

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