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5 Whiskies for Inauguration Weekend

Whether you are celebrating Donald Trump’s Scottish roots or drowning your sorrows at the thought of a teetotal president, here are five whiskies to get you through each day, while affirming your faith in friends, families and the kindness of strangers.

18 Jewish Cocktails to Help You Take In (or Tune Out) the New Reality

It’s come to this.

How I Hosted Shabbat in a Soup Kitchen

This is the first in a series of essays submitted by our readers about their personal Shabbat experiences. Shabbat — the gatherings, the traditions and rituals, the food — is observed in such a wide variety of ways and we’re interested to read your recollections and stories. They might be about a particularly delicious dinner or dish (or a particularly awful one); a funny or challenging cooking or dining situation — it’s up to you. Click here to submit your essay. (Please put “Shabbat story” in the subject line.)

Lox Without the Line (or Check) at Russ & Daughters New Sabbath Brunch

Leave it to the 21st-century scions of a venerated 103-year-old smoked fish emporium to figure out how to serve a restaurant brunch on Saturday mornings to Sabbath-observant Jews — and anyone who can’t stand late-morning lines.

No Java for You! Israel Warns of Lead in Ubiquitous Cafe Coffee Machines

Tel Aviv’s famous cafe culture received a blow today when the Israeli Health Ministry warned Israelis to steer clear of coffee shops after finding unusually high levels of lead in industrial coffee makers in restaurants, cafes and hotels.

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