Crosscurrents http://kalw.org en Listen in on a conversation between Bay Area Palestinians and Jews http://kalw.org/post/listen-conversation-between-bay-area-palestinians-and-jews <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The daily news of violence from the Gaza strip is gripping people around the world. Here in the Bay Area, hundreds gathered in downtown San Francisco over the weekend, calling for an end to an Israeli military incursion that has so far killed more than 600 people, most of them civilians.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:31:41 +0000 Judy Silber 46953 at http://kalw.org Listen in on a conversation between Bay Area Palestinians and Jews Film depicts the tragic past of a Northern California mosque http://kalw.org/post/film-depicts-tragic-past-northern-california-mosque <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The San Francisco Bay Area is home to 250,000 Muslims. They work in tech, medicine, commerce, the service industry. And if you drive two hours north of San Francisco, to Yuba City, you’d find a Muslim farming community that’s been there for nearly a century. Pakistani immigrants made their way to Yuba City in the </span>1920s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and today grow almonds, oranges, alfalfa, and prunes. Lots of prunes. The community was living peacefully until one fateful day in 1994, when disaster struck. Oakland filmmaker David Washburn’s new film <em>An American Mosque</em> tells their story. I</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;spoke to Washburn about making the film.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:23:22 +0000 Hana Baba 46954 at http://kalw.org Film depicts the tragic past of a Northern California mosque The Spiritual Edge: Bay Area Jews head to the desert to reclaim their Biblical roots http://kalw.org/post/spiritual-edge-bay-area-jews-head-desert-reclaim-their-biblical-roots <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I’m Jewish.&nbsp; I feel a strong affinity for Judaism – the beauty of its rituals, teachings and music, but it can be hard to relate. The Old Testament has a demanding God and strange customs, like animal sacrifices. Then there’s Jewish law, called </span>“halacha<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” with its crazy complicated rules about how to run your life. What foods you can or cannot eat, what clothes you can or cannot wear, and how you observe the holidays.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:03:27 +0000 Judy Silber 46951 at http://kalw.org The Spiritual Edge: Bay Area Jews head to the desert to reclaim their Biblical roots Crosscurrents: July 22, 2014 http://kalw.org/post/crosscurrents-july-22-2014 <p>The San Francisco chapter of the Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue; <em>The Spiritual Edge</em>: Bay Area Jews head to the desert to re-claim their Biblical roots;&nbsp; a conversation with filmmaker David Washburn about his new film, <em>An American Mosque</em>; and local band Gojogo. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:31:35 +0000 Seth Samuel 46950 at http://kalw.org Crosscurrents: July 22, 2014 Today's Local Music: Gojogo http://kalw.org/post/todays-local-music-gojogo <p></p><div>The music you’re hearing is by a quartet called <a href="http://www.gojogo.com/">Gojogo</a> from Berkeley. To create their sound, they combine elements of Western classical and jazz music with the traditional rhythms of India.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gojogo will be performing Thursday, July 24th at the <a href="http://centerfornewmusic.com/calendar/sfmusic-thursdays-gojogo-sponsored-by-sffcm/">Center for New Music</a> in San Francisco. &nbsp;The lights go down at 7:30pm.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:05:00 +0000 Steven Short 46863 at http://kalw.org Today's Local Music: Gojogo