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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 day,...

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 over...

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...

ILLUSION: Two views of the fence design seen on Fairfax Avenue Monday show that from the south, it depicted the Iranian flag, in Nazi colors

LACMA fence swastika was an Iranian flag when viewed from opposite direction

By Tali Liebenthal, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 17, 2023

The 17-foot-wide swastika affixed to the LACMA fence on Monday depicted an Iranian flag when viewed at a different angle and was...

MONUMENT: Protesters at a Jan. 8 gathering at Century City’s “Freedom Structure” art installation draped it with hijabs along with Iranian and Ukrainian flags.

Death of Masa Amini in Iran not a surprise to Iranian-Americans at Shalhevet

By Tali Liebenthal, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 17, 2023

  Shalhevet senior Hannah Nili was not the least bit surprised when she heard the news last fall that Iranian dissident...

SONG: With a photo of Israel’s Jezreel Valley behind them, the Choirhawks sang Shir Ha’Emek, a pioneer song about that valley, at the Museum of Tolerance.

Choirhawks share a song of history to mark 75th anniversary of UN partition vote

By Sophie Katz, Staff Writer
February 13, 2023

In a dimly lit auditorium scattered with people, the Shalhevet Choirhawks used music to paint a picture of Israel in the months...

PROTEST: Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24, the day when Roe v. Wade was overturned.

Post Roe, states’ laws may say no when halacha says yes

By Molly Menashe, Torah Editor
January 1, 2023

Rabbi Abraham Lieberman, Shalhevet rabbi and teacher, says terminating a pregnancy violates Judaism’s prohibition against murder,...

MERCH: From left to right, Kai Belhassen, Alfie Drucker and Adam Westerman wore Kanyes Yeezy Slides at school last week. Out of 20 students  surveyed who have them, 11 said theyd stopped wearing them because of the rappers antisemitic tweets.

Most Yeezys stay home as students respond to Kanye’s, Kyrie’s antisemitism

By Noah Elad, Senior Editor
December 7, 2022

More than half of Shalhevet students surveyed who own Kanye West (Ye) apparel have stopped wearing it in response to his Tweet...

PREVENT: Above, a technician prepared an original Covid shot for then-sophomore Evan Beller in 2021.

Higashi recommends Omicron Covid booster shot for students

By Benjamin Gamson, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 1, 2022

Dr. Julie Higashi, infectious disease expert and Los Angeles County Tuberculosis Controller, encourages teens to get the new bivalent...

REQUIRED: Dr. Higashi said it would be difficult for a Shalhevet student to get an exemption from the polio vaccine.

Higashi says monkeypox not a great threat to students, but polio can strike anyone unvaccinated

By Benjamin Gamson, Co-Editor-in-Chief
November 28, 2022

Members of the Shalhevet community are at low-risk for contracting monkeypox, according to infectious disease expert Dr. Julie...

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