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Local Team Solves Ancient Mystery

In 1979 two tiny pieces of cracked and deteriorated silver found in a tomb outside of the Old City of Jerusalem proved to be one of the most important archeological discoveries of the century.

Lenin, Meet Noah

Fall was just beginning to turn the Moscow air crispy when the lot of us — 10 high school seniors and three faculty members of Yeshiva University Los Angeles Girls\’ School — trudged down the stairs of our Intourist Hotel in the late \’80s, and began our walk of several miles, not to the better-known Chabad Lubavitch Synagogue or to the Moscow Choral Synagogue, but to another shul in the city\’s north.

Other People’s Problems

If it wasn\’t for the fact that America can\’t chew gum and hold an election at the same time, politicians and the media would have been buzzing about what happened this week in Israel.

Liberal Academics Blind to Terror Threat

\”Come on, Mr. Davis,\” he said with an edge now in his voice. \”You should know better. You\’re a journalist. That neocon crap is just as easily disproved as Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. It\’s clear fabrication — used by Bush and his cronies to justify an unjustifiable war. Better to check the terrorism coming out of Washington before looking elsewhere.\”

Apparent Allies Might Not Be Our Friends

This week\’s Israel Christian Nexus gathering at Stephen S. Wise Temple was intended to rally support for Israel. Its advertised list of speakers included John Fishel, president of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and a fair number of prominent local rabbis.

No Boxer Rebellion

The latest Field Poll shows U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer coasting toward re-election to a third term. She leads her Republican challenger, former California Secretary of State Bill Jones 48 to 32 percent.

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Final Phase

There are three phases to every election, Los Angeles City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa recently told me: there\’s the primary, there\’s the runoff and then there\’s the home stretch.

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