Category Archives: Spirituality

Eldest Son Continues Yom Kippur Tradition Atop Bernal Hill

Last weekend was the Jewish Yom Kippur holiday, and in Neighbor Kelly’s family,  tradition dictates that Yom Kippur should end with the blowing of a shofar (ram’s horn) from atop Bernal Hill. This year, Neighbor Kelly’s oldest son Charlie made his … Continue reading

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Reverential Cat Leads Bernal Heights Hanukkah Celebration

Not to be outdone by those well-behaved Hanukkah dogs from around the corner, Neighbor Melinda reports that her cat, Oliver Twist, led the candle-lighting ceremony recently during the third night of the Jewish festival of lights. PHOTO: Neighbor Melinda

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Bernal Heights Canines Celebrate Beginning of Hanukkah

The photo is completely awesome and speaks for itself… in perfect Hebrew. The dogs are Dolly, Cash, Elvis, and Lev. Mazel tov, Neighbor Joshua, for raising such a nice Jewish family. PHOTO: Neighbor Joshua

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New Bernal Hill Music Video Features Divine Co-Star

Malki Means King recorded much of his new rap video atop Bernal Hill, and no wonder: He was looking for a location that embodies the grandeur of the Almighty: Malki Means King raps about letting go and giving your faith … Continue reading

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The Yin and Yang of Safeway After the Rains

Walking out of the Safeway on Sunday afternoon, I felt the sun on my face for the first time in days, and I noticed that our Safeway’s familiar yin-yang mosaic was interacting nicely with the wet pavement — and Sutro … Continue reading

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The Yoga of Bernal: Drive. Slow Down. Wave. Yield. Connect.

Andrea Ferretti moved to Bernal Heights last year, and she’s noticed that living here has had an enlightening influence upon her approach to daily life. She traces the root of that experience to the ritual that take place when two … Continue reading

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