The Boiling Point

Brazil museum fire burns history of centuries

Brazil museum fire burns history of centuries

September 23, 2018

  The 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil was burned to a crisp on Sunday, Sep. 2, after a fire which consumed all of its contents includi...

To save the oceans: No more plastic straws?

To save the oceans: No more plastic straws?

September 23, 2018

It may be time to start carrying around a reusable straw. More and more cities and restaurants have declared a ban on plastic straws in hope of...

CLARA’S CALLS: Kvetch about the present, but kvell for the future

CLARA’S CALLS: Kvetch about the present, but kvell for the future

September 7, 2018

As an Ashkenaz Jew, oy vey zmeir is not only part of my vernacular, but perhaps one of my most commonly used phrases. In case you needed to brush up on your Yiddish, oy vey zmeir directl...

EDITORIAL: Gaza and the perils of polarization

EDITORIAL: Gaza and the perils of polarization

June 13, 2018

Our school is full of passionate and spirited supporters of Israel. We celebrate Israeli culture, and recognize the religious importance of the nation. But we have gotten to a point where that same emotion bleeds into our discussions of the political side of Israel.

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Which side has the facts in the gun control debate?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Which side has the facts in the gun control debate?

May 25, 2018

Emotion will not solve America’s gun violence problem By Sam Rubanowitz, 10th grade “It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations, ...

Teachers using ‘daf aleph’ give students a chance to check in

Teachers using ‘daf aleph’ give students a chance to check in

May 22, 2018

When reading the Talmud it is easy to notice that the book opens with daph bet, or page two. But rather than a typographical decision, teachers at Shalhevet and elsewhere believe that there is a deeper meaning that can be gained.

TABLE TALK: Netanyahu may face charges; new U.S. tax plan takes effect

TABLE TALK: Netanyahu may face charges; new U.S. tax plan takes effect

May 16, 2018

Netanyahu accused of corruption Investigations into Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara have led to three suggested charges ...

GETTING HERE: What’s it like to live an hour away from school?

GETTING HERE: What’s it like to live an hour away from school?

May 13, 2018

 BP Graphic by Zev Kupferman A near majority of Shalhevet students -- 107 out of 250 this year -- live in Beverlywood or Pico-Robertson, an average of about one-and-a-half miles from s...

New schedule for next year to include “flex” period and schoolwide lunch

New schedule for next year to include “flex” period and schoolwide lunch

April 12, 2018

A completely new schedule is coming next year, with a three-times-a-week  “flexible” time slot to be used for Advisory, club meetings, office hours and extra SAS and AP class meetings, school of...