The Boiling Point

Students sign up  for extra Talmud,  no grades involved

Students sign up for extra Talmud, no grades involved

December 19, 2014

It’s 9:00 am at Shalhevet and juniors and seniors who’ve grabbed breakfast from the JCC kitchen are trickling in one by one to Berch B for the Advanced...

Drisha: A summer of learning for girls

Drisha: A summer of learning for girls

September 30, 2014

By Anna Gordon, Staff Writer No one had to be there, and there were no grades. Everyone on the program wanted to learn. There were 20 students on the Dr. Beth...

VIDEO: Shofar blowing at JCC preschool

September 23, 2014

On the day before Erev Rosh Hashanah, junior Noah Rothman was invited downstairs to the JCC's Early Childhood Center to blow the shofar for the preschoolers there. Rosh Hashanah begins Wednesday night, Sept. 24, and school will resume Monday morning, Sept. 29.

SUMMER OF WAR: Jewish law, though sparse, leans toward self-defense and guarding of innocents

SUMMER OF WAR: Jewish law, though sparse, leans toward self-defense and guarding of innocents

September 19, 2014

From its earliest days, the state of Israel has operated with the spirit of Jewish ethics in mind. But what about Jewish law?  Is halacha even appropriate to defend m...

Same commandment, different meanings

Same commandment, different meanings

May 25, 2014

The root of the agunah problem is that the Seventh Commandment applies differently to women and men.

Students trek to Las Vegas to protest marriage in agunah case

Students trek to Las Vegas to protest marriage in agunah case

April 22, 2014

It was a Thursday afternoon, and six Shalhevet students traveled to Las Vegas to protest a Jewish wedding. Israel Meir Kin of Las Vegas was getting...

Women should not be barred from mitzvot — or coerced into them, says Rav David Bigman

Women should not be barred from mitzvot — or coerced into them, says Rav David Bigman

March 18, 2014

UPDATED:  The following article appeared in the March print paper in an abridged form.  The final three questions below did not appear in the print ...

Town Hall debates who should shush

Town Hall debates who should shush

March 10, 2014

At the close of a Town Hall devoted to davening behavior and food cleanup issues, Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal turned the running of Mincha over to students...

A chosen people, but chosen for what? Rabbi Sacks answers

A chosen people, but chosen for what? Rabbi Sacks answers

March 6, 2014

Jews were not chosen because they are superior to other nations, but rather because God wanted to show the world the dignity of difference, Rabbi Lord...

Hand-delivered, ‘Nitzotzei’ offers a weekly look at the parsha produced by students

Hand-delivered, ‘Nitzotzei’ offers a weekly look at the parsha produced by students

February 26, 2014

Every Friday during breakfast, students hustle to the front door of the school and surround sophomore Micah Gill, who is handing out cream-colored sheets...

For ‘Bo’s Bar’ and ‘Will’s Waffles,’ road to expansion follows halachic path

For ‘Bo’s Bar’ and ‘Will’s Waffles,’ road to expansion follows halachic path

January 24, 2014

Both Will’s Waffle Works and Bo’s Barista Bar recently resolved issues regarding Jewish Law, which arose in the process of enlarging their businesses...

Modern Orthodox high school in New York decides girls can wrap tefillin

Modern Orthodox high school in New York decides girls can wrap tefillin

January 16, 2014

SAR High School in Riverdale, New York, is now allowing girls to wrap tefillin during Shacharit, apparently becoming the first Modern Orthodox high school...