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Welcome to My Neighborhood

My wife and I moved to San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood four years ago. Located on a hill at the southern end of the city, it's just about the only place in town where Palestinians, queer families, Israeli software engineers, … Read More

By / June 25, 2008

My wife and I moved to San
Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood four years ago. Located on a hill at
the southern end of the city, it's just about the only place in town where
Palestinians, queer families, Israeli software engineers, anarcho-punks, and
gang bangers all call home. Hummus and za'atar are as easy to come by as Volvos
with Coexist stickers, used Fairuz records, and late night gunfights.

I took the following pictures over
the course of the last several months. A brief window onto a much larger
collection of similarly-themed, Mideast-focused snapshots from around town,
they'll give you a good sense of how little distance really exists between this
Californian city, and a part of the world that, as Jews, many of us know about
already, and as Americans, are discovering through the war in Iraq.