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The bagels for sale at Skokie's New York Bagel & Bialy, which opened in the Illinois town in 1962, are as good as any you'd find in the Big Apple. In the post-World War II era, the town became a hub for Jewish Holocaust survivors, and synagogues sprouted alongside Jewish delis. Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein hide caption

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A marriage made in New York, though both partners came with plenty of baggage. Jerry Deutsch/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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No Schmear Job: A Brief History Of Bagels And Lox

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