The Boiling Point

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.  

TABLE TALK: Health care fight and North Korea topped news over the summer

TABLE TALK: Health care fight and North Korea topped news over the summer

September 14, 2017

U.S. and North Korea exchange threats of Armageddon On July 4, North Korea successfully tested the Hwasong-14 ICBM, which some U.S. experts say could hi...

Trump remarks after anti-semitic rally in Charlottesville rally change few views among his supporters at school

Trump remarks after anti-semitic rally in Charlottesville rally change few views among his supporters at school

September 11, 2017

When President Donald Trump blamed recent events in Charlottesville on both neo-Nazi demonstrators and the counter-protesters who organized against them, 62 percent of Republicans thought he was right, according to a Washington Post poll.

French Jews abroad say election of Macron won’t stop more from leaving

French Jews abroad say election of Macron won’t stop more from leaving

June 4, 2017

France's election of Emmanuel Macron as president May 7 was greeted with relief by Shalhevet's French-American families, but they also said it would not...

‘Flying Car’ Landing Soon?

‘Flying Car’ Landing Soon?

April 16, 2017

By Jonah Sanders, Staff Writer Urban Aeronautics, an Israeli tech firm, may be just a few more years away from completing their so-called “flying ca...

Shalhevet alumni at Berkeley decry violence against Yiannopoulous

Shalhevet alumni at Berkeley decry violence against Yiannopoulous

April 9, 2017

Although Shalhevet alumni at UC Berkeley did not agree with Republican personality Milo Yiannopoulos on many issues, they still felt his freedom of speech was denied when a violent protest forced police to cancel his appearance.

Rep. Bass says ‘terrible’ election year contributed to threats against JCCs

Rep. Bass says ‘terrible’ election year contributed to threats against JCCs

March 30, 2017

There were more than 100 threats against Jewish Community Centers in the first 12 weeks of this year, along with two attacks on Jewish cemeteries, and...

Even minor consumption of alcohol can be harmful, new studies show

March 30, 2017

Everyone knows it’s dangerous to get drunk. But a growing number of scientists are considering the possibility that any alcohol at all is toxic to humans.

Did Trump campaign work with Russia? Time and FBI will tell

Did Trump campaign work with Russia? Time and FBI will tell

March 23, 2017

FBI Director James Comey testified in Congress March 20 that his agency is investigating whether members of Trump’s campaign worked with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton. But don’t expect an answer in time for the next issue of the Boiling Point.

Private schools playing catch-up immunizing against measles

Private schools playing catch-up immunizing against measles

March 22, 2017

Los Angeles’ latest measles outbreak, which was centered in the Orthodox Jewish community, has been over since early last month.  But low school immun...

Spontaneous protests at LAX as ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries leads to nationwide detentions

January 30, 2017

Students flying back to LAX from semester break Sunday arrived to see thousands of protesters gathered there in opposition to President Trump's ban on...