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This Missouri bagel shop went viral for its Talmud-inspired effort to feed the needy

(JTA) - "Whoever needs, come and eat."

That's the quote from the Talmud - the book of Jewish law - that welcomes customers to Goldie's Bagels in Columbia, Missouri, telling them that people who cannot afford to pay can get a coffee and a bagel, with cream cheese, free of charge.

The promise is core to the shop's mission: Launched as a popup in 2020, Goldie's aims to imbue Jewish values into its daily operations.

"My whole thing in opening Goldie's is we're going to be so outwardly proud to be Jewish," founder Amanda Rainey told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency this week, after a sign about the "N...


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