How is the government shutdown affecting you?

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Alan Rosenblatt: I’m an employee of Social Security and I was furloughed. Ed Kafes:The government isn’t shutdown, it’s partially shut down. The employees are on a paid vacation. Penina Szojchet­:Not at all. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

What is your favorite bar/bat mitzvah memory?

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Marcy Flicker: My granddaughter became a bat mitzvah last weekend. Even though everything leading up to the event went wrong, the day itself turned out perfect. You just have to have faith in Hashem. Sharon Ryterman: My mother made my bat mitzvah dress and I still have it. It is pink with flowers. Ada Grodzinsky: My grandson, Aaron,… Read More

What does it mean to you to be selfless?

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Linda Eisenberg: To share with everyone else — it’s important for us to give back to the community. Tim Thayne: It’s an outward orientation, where you’re more focused on others than you are on yourself. And it’s counterculture these days. Yehuda Hakkakian & Meir Mintz: “Sheli shelach v’shelcha shelach.” What’s mine is yours, and what’s yours is yours…. Read More

What is your favorite area arts venue?

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Donna Feldman Lasky: The Visionary Arts Museum is my favorite; I am an art photographer. Robyn Levine: Artscape! Matthew Cooper: I like Centerstage. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

What is a sukkah?

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Dr. John P. Carrrio: I’m not Jewish, but my wife is. I think it is the hut outside. Aviva Hauser: A hut. It has schach on top and decorations. You eat in it. Dr. and Mrs. Morley Grossman: It is a temporary sanctuary. We hang fruit and vegetables, and we enjoy eating in it. Want to place an… Read More

What is your New Year’s resolution?

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Tamar Remer: To do well in school! I just started college in Baltimore. Steve Sisgold: To do a lot of mitzvos, and to stay in peace no matter what. Sossy Prero: To be a better mother. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

What is your favorite Shofar blast?

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Florence Brill: I like the long one. I like that they can hold their breath that long. Shuey Goldstein: Teruah because it is the hardest one to blow. Tammy Lerner: The long one; it’s loud and makes you want to daven (pray). Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.