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Shofar, So Good

By CAITLIN ESCH The soft tenor of the shofar, a ram’s horn trumpet, sounded faintly in the streets outside Sha’ar Zahav, a progressive Reform synagogue in the Mission District. The horn marked the congregation’s celebration Wednesday of the second day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. More than 150 members of the LGBT and heterosexual congregation gathered for Shacharit,...

The Holiest Intersection in Town

You’d better watch your mouth as you approach the corner of 16th and Dolores Streets. Three churches, a Jewish synagogue and a day care center make it the holiest intersection in San Francisco. “If the Home makes a few children happier and the influence of the Sisters moulds the lives of some into men and women of gentleness of heart,...