The Boiling Point

Instability in Israeli government leads Netanyahu to call early elections

Instability in Israeli government leads Netanyahu to call early elections

February 21, 2019

Elections in Israel are now set to take place seven months early, as instability within Knesset coalitions and corruption charges against Prime Minister...

HAREDI: Behind the label is a world apart

HAREDI: Behind the label is a world apart

June 14, 2012

Many girls at Bais Yaakov – an all-girls Haredi high school in West Hollywood – don’t know who Brad Pitt or Justin Bieber are. But they also don’t...

HAREDI: From Beit Shemesh, a spark that exposed a simmering fire

Leila Miller, Editor-in-Chief

June 14, 2012

Last fall, an insular community that does its best to separate itself from the outside world was thrust into the spotlight after Haredi men were accused of having spat at, and otherwise harassed, a Modern Orthodox second-grader for the way she was dressed on her way to school. The girl’s family said that far from being a one-time occurrence, it was part of a pattern, and...

Haredi Dating: Rabbis, research, resumes and a look into the soul

Leila Miller, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2012

Although students at Shalhevet may start dating before girls at Bais Yaakov, they’re probably farther away from marriage. Most girls in Los Angeles' Haredi community expect to begin the shidduch – matchmaking – process when they return from a year of seminary after high school. “You realize it’s very smart, the system,” said Leora, 21, a Bais Yaakov alumna ...

When you hear the word ‘Haredi’ …

BP Editorial Board

June 12, 2012

What’s the difference between Haredim and other Jews?  Trick question: we’re all the same. But somehow, it is not uncommon to find an anti-Haredi sentiment in the Modern Orthodox and non-Orthodox worlds. This sentiment is most likely derived from the famous – and true – stories of Haredi men spitting at girls they consider to be immodestly dressed or expressing...