Peter Bebergal

What We Talk About When We Talk About God

A few years ago, I met a young man actively involved in the minyan movement in New York City. He was excited to tell me about how Jews of varying backgrounds had found common ground to come together for the Sabbath. Thinking about all these different types of observance worshipping under one roof, I was moved to ask how this played out in regard to belief. In other words, what were people saying to each other about God? “God?” my new friend asked, bemused. “No one talks about God.”