Gili Bar-Hillel abhillel at
Mon Apr 2 09:15:01 EDT 2001

>From: JOdel at

>Bagels are not American. Not even specifically Jewish-American. They are
>European. They are NOT, however, middle eastern. Ergo Gili's comment that
>they didn't show up in Israel until comparitively recently.

Where are they from, then?
And why are so many other European Jewish foods plentiful in Israel - kugel, 
gefilte fish, cholent, tzimmes - but not bagels?
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