Since childhood, writer Nelly Reifler has fixated on questions of mortality, morality, and the existence of God. Now, as a Nextbook columnist she gets to plumb the minds of those around her—from the neighborhood barista to the rabbi who married her—for their answers to these questions.

Nextbook decided it was time to turn the tables. We talk to her about where her belief, or disbelief, comes from, and where it seems to be heading.