The Boiling Point

To Moshe and all of us, a call to action

Zev Hurwitz, Opinion Editor

March 18, 2010


Filed under Torah

What’s in a name? Well, if it’s the name of this week’s sedra, a lot! Parashat and Sefer Vayikra begin with a seemingly basic phrase: “And Hashem called to Moshe and he spoke to him...” (Vayikra 1:1) Immediately, the Ramban, Nachmanides, questions Hashem’s action of ‘Vayikra,’ and he...

Honors Minyan tops radical new davening system

Zev Hurwitz, Opinion Editor

January 9, 2010


Filed under Torah

“I got a golden ticket!” exclaimed one girl as she ran down the hallway before breakfast Nov. 30th as she held a Hershey’s bar with a bright yellow piece of paper attached. “I got one too!” said another.  In fact, more than 40 Shalhevet students received “golden tickets” attached...

Swine flu causes worry about kissing mezuzot

Swine flu causes worry about kissing mezuzot

Zev Hurwitz, Torah Editor

January 6, 2010


Filed under Award-winners, Torah

This story is a National Winner in the News Story category of Quill and Scroll's 2010 International Writing and Photo Contest, judged by the American Society of News Editors. A mezuzah affixed to the doorframe of a home is meant to protect the home’s inhabitants.  But could having a mezuzah be detr...