| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:56 PM
SOUTH PASADENA — In its final nonleague football game of the season, Hoover High had a chance to go into a bye week leading into Pacific League play with a winning record.
Standing in its way was South Pasadena, which the Tornadoes beat in the...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:59 PM
The Orthodox Jewish ritual of kaparot -- in which chickens are ritualistically twirled in the air and slaughtered as a way of transferring a person's sins onto the dead animal -- is still practiced in some corners of Los Angeles.
Readers have noticed --...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Ever since Lisa Dupuy reviewed the “new” Café Solé we've been eager to check it out. The new owners are Salvatore and Alessandra Attanasio.
We stopped by the La Cañada restaurant last Saturday evening. Café Solé was the perfect place after a...
| May 19, 2013
| 9:48 AM
JERUSALEM — Fears about a possible escalation of violence between Israel and Syria grew Sunday amid renewed Israeli threats to destroy Syrian weapons caches and Syria's warnings of retaliation.
After decades of relative calm along the two nations&...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:10 AM
CAIRO — Clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood flared Friday near Cairo’s Tahrir Square and several other locales, reviving bitter animosities that have simmered in the seven weeks since the army...
| Oct 10, 2013
Maale Gamla, Israel — Was the Yom Kippur War, which began 40 years ago this month, inevitable? Documents newly released from the Israeli state archives and their integration with American archival material suggest that it wasn't. The records show...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Q: Why is it Jews don't kneel to pray? I'm Jewish myself, and sometimes I feel the need to pray in this position, but I feel awkward, since I was taught not to do this. — L., via firstname.lastname@example.org
A: The Hebrew Bible has evidence of kneeling...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:05 PM
I have received many questions lately from religious parents of all faiths who are not completely comfortable with allowing their children to celebrate Halloween. The holiday's pagan past disturbs them, and they feel somehow that a victory for Halloween...
| Oct 29, 2013
Forty years ago this month, on a cold desert night, 700 Israeli paratroopers crossed the Suez Canal in rubber dinghies in a secret operation that was about to bring Israel its greatest military victory. It was the height of the Yom Kippur War, and the...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:50 AM
The etrog citron (Citrus medica) is a fruit with thousands of years of human use, much like the related Buddha’s hand fruit. Both are famous for their pleasing, room-filling aroma, but only the etrog is an integral ingredient in Sukkot celebrations...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 3:59 PM
On Wednesday, Qusair fell to the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria. Qusair is a strategic town that connects Damascus with Assad's Alawite heartland on the Mediterranean, with its ports and Russian naval base. It's a major strategic shift. Assad's forces...