Life

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.

My daughter and her non-Jewish husband want to baptize their daughter. Can I object?

“A Bintel Brief,” the Forward’s signature advice column, is now a podcast hosted by Ginna Green and Lynn Harris. Listen to the latest episode here (or wherever you get your podcasts), and click here to sign up for a weekly newsletter with backstories from the hosts. Need advice? Email bintel@forward.com, or leave a voicemail at (201-) 540-9728.

Food

When your oven breaks, make fried apple pie

How to make a cider-y, crispy fried apple turnover

Food

Fatty, crispy gribenes are finding a new home—as a diet chip

Gribenes are back. Those crispy, golden, fatty and slightly grotesque pieces of chicken skin fried in chicken fat have not returned to your local deli, but to your mass market snack aisle.

My friend matched with my cousin’s wife on a dating app. Do I tell?

“A Bintel Brief,” the Forward’s signature advice column, is now a podcast hosted by Ginna Green and Lynn Harris. Listen to the latest episode here (or wherever you get your podcasts), and click here to sign up for a weekly newsletter with backstories from the hosts. Need advice? Email bintel@forward.com, or leave a voicemail at (201-) 540-9728.

Food

The spinach frittata that connects me to my Sephardic grandmother

The frittata, which appears in my book “The Poetry of Secrets,” is a family favorite—a recipe passed down from my Sephardic grandmother.

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