Welcome to the Forward’s coverage of the robust lives of American Jews. Here there’s a little of everything about the multifaceted world of Jewish life. There are light-hearted Jewish celebrity stories and shocking Jewish celebrity news. Food is also plentiful, from Israeli cuisine to New York City bagels. All stories pertain to the American Jewish lifestyle, with many takes on Jewish life and the Jewish experience.

Is God in the unknowable?

Karyn Kedar: Don’t try to control the mystery; find the beauty in it.

Legacy Bintel: I love traditional services, but my wife wants Rosh Hashanah in mixed seating. Where do we pray?

Not unlike 2020, a man in 1975 might have to make do with High Holidays that just don’t quite feel like the real deal.

Does God believe we can be better?

Ari Lamm: God took off the training wheels and it’s up to us now.


Sweet apple cake for Rosh Hashanah Shabbat

Sweet apple cake for Rosh Hashanah Shabbat

The Schmooze

‘High School Musical’ star Ashley Tisdale is pregnant

The actress and singer debuted a baby bump on Instagram.

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