Tag Archives: Shabbat

Booze & Prayers. Synagogues Woo Worshippers With Open Bar. L’Chaim!

Booze & Prayers. Synagogues Woo Worshippers With Open Bar. L’Chaim!

To Woo Worshippers, Synagogues Compete With Food and Booze; Hosting in the Hamptons. Come Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath, the atmosphere at Rabbi Sholom Lipskar’s synagogue near Bal Harbour, Fla., turns festive. The eating and drinking start early. Very early. The synagogue, called The Shul, attracts anywhere from 500 to 800 people each week. Most attend […]

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• In New York, Lost Tribes beer company resurrects ancient brews

In New York, Lost Tribes beer company resurrects ancient brews

As he weaves in and out of traffic in New York City on a Friday afternoon, David Itzkowitz has two things on his mind: Shabbat and beer. Beer because Itzkowitz, 26, is a co-founder of Lost Tribes, a beverage company that makes microbrews derived from ancient recipes held dear by Jewish cultures from exotic parts of the world. […]