The Boiling Point

Female ordination a ‘ruse,’ says spokesman for Agudath Israel   

Female ordination a ‘ruse,’ says spokesman for Agudath Israel  

February 10, 2015

The Boiling Point interviewed Rabbi Avi Shafran, Director of Public Affairs and spokesman for Agudath Israel of America, to learn why some factions of Orthodox Ju...

Cedars rabbi now teaching

Cedars rabbi now teaching

December 23, 2014

Rabbi Jason Weiner joined the Shalhevet teaching staff at the beginning of the second quarter, signaling the most recent shift in the Shalhevet community...

All-girls minyan most popular

All-girls minyan most popular

December 22, 2014

The biggest minyan at school this year isn’t the Main Minyan or the Explanatory Minyan or even the popular Hashkama minyan, which starts before school...

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...