Esther Mack loves studying books of all kinds. Although she didn’t know it at the time, she first fell in love with talmud by applying hermeneutics to the Harry Potter books. Many years later, Esther reconnected with the magic of gemara when she came across a SVARA magnet on someone’s refrigerator. She is committed to using the study of Jewish texts and traditions to support local and global movements for liberation. In the great Jewish tradition of diasporism, Esther has lived in over 10 cities on two separate continents; she currently lives on occupied land of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation in Durham, North Carolina, with her rescue dog.