Keeping It Kosher: How Two Muslim Men Rescued a Bagel Shop

Have you heard this story? It’s one of those ones that restores your faith in humanity and reminds us of how we are more similar than different.

Coney Island Bialys and Bagels claims to be the oldest bialy bakery in New York City. Founded in 1920, it’s now run by two Pakistani Muslim men, who say they are keeping it kosher.

 

Two Muslim immigrants have taken over Coney Island Bialys and Bagels in Brooklyn, which its long-time Jewish owner had been planning to close.

Michael Kirby Smith for The New York TimesTwo Muslim immigrants have taken over Coney Island Bialys and Bagels in Brooklyn, whose long-time Jewish owner had been planning to close. (Photo Credit: New York Times)

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