January 31, 2016
Intelligent, articulate Jews seek meaning and connection by reading books and gathering to talk about them over bagels and coffee. It could be anywhere, any time in the last few millennia. I love that these are my people and our shared tradition, and the way I feel instantly at home in a room full of strangers. Of course, they are anything but strange. Their names, their facial expressions, their style, their gestures, their language, their warmth, their assumptions, are as familiar to me as the books on their shelves, the art on their walls and the magazines in their bathrooms.