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With planned move of US Embassy to West Jerusalem, world rages but city mostly calm

With planned move of US Embassy to West Jerusalem, world rages but city mostly calm

January 17, 2018

By Nicholas Fields, Staff Writer Thousands of Palestinians protested and governments around the world complained, but Shalhevet alumni in Jerusalem said t...

HIRSCHONOMICS: All about that Bitcoin bubble

HIRSCHONOMICS: All about that Bitcoin bubble

December 25, 2017

Bitcoin, which has been in the news a lot lately, is a digital currency (crypto-currency) created in 2009. It has seen a ridiculously rapid rise in value, and then last week it started to fall.  What’s going on?

Camp Ramah survives close call as Skirball fire contained and most schools reopen

Camp Ramah survives close call as Skirball fire contained and most schools reopen

December 8, 2017

As the Skirball Fire in Bel Air wound down Friday and many affected residents were able to return home, the the much larger Thomas Fire that has ravaged Ojai and Ventu...

List of Jewish school closures due to fires

List of Jewish school closures due to fires

December 7, 2017

By Clara Sandler, Community Editor The following Jewish schools are closed today, according to a Boiling Point survey. Unless otherwise stated, they wil...

Schools close as smoke, ash and fire spread across Jewish Los Angeles

Schools close as smoke, ash and fire spread across Jewish Los Angeles

December 7, 2017

By Hannah Jannol, Editor-in-Chief, and Lucy Fried, Features Editor In light of Southern California fires which have spread over more than 70,000 acres ...

With fire near and winds picking up, officials say be prepared

With fire near and winds picking up, officials say be prepared

December 6, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Los Angeles County tonight through Friday, with the potential to spread existing fires and sp...

Q & A with Ari Rosenthal: Evening of homework became a night of fire

Q & A with Ari Rosenthal: Evening of homework became a night of fire

November 16, 2017

Ari Rosenthal, now a senior at Jewish Community High School of the Bay in downtown San Francisco, narrowly escaped last month’s deadly fires in …

Table Talk – The Opioid Crisis and Uber Under Investigation

Table Talk – The Opioid Crisis and Uber Under Investigation

November 14, 2017

Opioid Crisis to be Declared National Emergency Last Thursday, Oct. 26, President Trump announced that he was instructing the Department of Health and Serv...

Q & A with Senator Joseph Lieberman

Q & A with Senator Joseph Lieberman

November 13, 2017

Sen. Joseph Lieberman served in the United States Senate from 1988 to 2013, representing the state of Connecticut where he was born. He started his ca...

College applications and SATs take a back seat for disaster victims

College applications and SATs take a back seat for disaster victims

October 31, 2017

For 12th-grade students, the impending college or gap year experience can consume one’s mind, and becomes the theme of every conversation. But for...

VIDEO: Students Help in Houston October 2017

October 30, 2017

Mr. Ronald Parker, 65, lost his home for the third time during Hurrican Harvey. So did Rabbi Barry Gelman of United Orthodox Synagogue. They and others,...

Florida teens say Hurricane Irma was ‘like buckets of water being thrown at our window’

Florida teens say Hurricane Irma was ‘like buckets of water being thrown at our window’

October 26, 2017

Sitting alone in hot, dark houses with boarded up windows, amidst whirring generators, crackling radios and flickering battery powered lamps, thousands of Floridians waited restlessly for the historic Hurricane Irma to strike.