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Lunchtime Viewing: New York Bagel Science

Schmeared, scooped, or salted—it’s all good

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You’ve Never Seen a Bagel Schmeared Like This

But seriously you definitely haven’t

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Gary Shteyngart Really Just Wants a Bagel

The novelist’s Grub Street Diet is chock full of kasha, whitefish, neuroses

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Russ & Daughters Heads to the Upper East Side

Iconic NYC appetizing shop to open kosher café in The Jewish Museum

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The Bialy—the Bagel’s Long-Neglected Cousin—Tries for a Comeback

At Kossar’s on the Lower East Side, new owners hope that combining a new look with old recipes will save bialys from extinction

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Mel Brooks Misses the Bagels in Vilna

But other than that, the comedy legend is pretty happy in Los Angeles

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Jerry Seinfeld Can’t Find a Good Bagel in NYC

The comedian does have a solid Long Island recommendation, though

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Is This The Best Bagel in New York City?

GQ anoints Absolute Bagels on the Upper West Side the city’s best

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New Film Tells the Story of New York’s Russ & Daughters

‘The Sturgeon Queens’ documents 100 years of the iconic appetizing shop

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There’s a Croissant-Bagel Hybrid Called a Crogel

But why mess with perfection, Stew Leonard’s?

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It’s OK to Admit It: Montreal Can Make a Bagel

Salvos in the bagel wars are being fired at the wrong targets

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Bringing Decent Bagels, and a Sense of Jewish Culinary History, to Berlin

An American expat opened her bakery in the German capital because what locals were doing to bagels was ‘bad for the Jews’

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Daybreak: U.S. Troops in Syria Unlikely

Plus the Treasury Department warns about Iran avoiding sanctions

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Sundown: New Sanctions on Iran Urged

Plus Syrian refugee toll could rise as high as 700,000

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Closing Chicago’s ‘Lox Box’

A Windy City Jewish tradition for 50 years—bagels and lox, delivered to your door—may soon disappear

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Sundown: The Everything Bagel

Plus Oren on Israel’s image, the Israeliness of Nakba Day, and more

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Sundown: Biden Defends Israeli Self-Defense

Plus Obama forsakes sticks and stones against Syria, and more

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If Russ & Daughters Made Nail Polish

Introducing the latest in carbohydrate-friendly design

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Daybreak: U.S. and Israel Disagree on Iran

Plus, harsher nuclear report, the frontlines in Syria, and more in the news

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Zabar’s Lobster Salad Under Fire

Iconic Jewish-owned food store sells trayf, gets it wrong

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Sundown: Obama’s New Muslim Outreach

Plus a Jewish baseball milestone, Larry King’s bagelry, and more

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Love With Some Schmear

Huppah Dreams

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Freegan Cool

In this week’s “Tell Me,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, we spend Passover with the royal family—and engage in a little Dumpster diving

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Sundown: Turkish Parsing

Plus gross bagel snacks, homo Seinfeld-economicus, and more

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Beyond Bagels

In The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food, Gil Marks argues that food is about much more than just eating

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Today on Tablet

Taking a stand on the Armenian genocide, and more

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Holey Mission

An American Jew brings bagels back to Vilnius

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‘Oy! Such a Home’

A New Yorker flees to New Orleans and finds himself surrounded by Jews

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A Montreal Jewish Deli Grows in Brooklyn

We head to Mile End