Job: Yoga teacher and Seattle Beit Midrash leader
For me, being Jewish is linked to texts. When I dig into Jewish thought and thinkers via texts — from the Mishna and Talmud to Maimonides and modern thinkers like Emmanuel Levinas — I feel part of a lineage. It’s always surprising to me how connected we are. They asked the same questions that are of interest to me. When we study in hevruta, it brings us closer together as a community and allows us to connect on a different, more profound level.