Factory fire causes shortage
The Sept. 24 blaze at what is billed as the world's biggest maker of knishes has created nationwide shock and oy. Kvetching has been going on at delis, diners, food carts and groceries since the shortage began, but lovers of the doughy pillows of pureed potatoes may not have to go without much longer. The Copiague, N.Y., factory promises an end to the crunch by Thanksgiving, which coincides with the start of Hanukkah. The 92-year-old Gabila's Knishes sells about 15 million a year.
Rabbi's new desk a treasure chest
After a Connecticut rabbi purchased a desk for less than $200 on Craigslist, he discovered it wouldn't fit through the door of his office. So Rabbi Noah Muroff disassembled it, WTNH-TV, New Haven, reported Monday. "Behind the drawers there is this plastic bag," Muroff recounted. In it, he saw what looks like a $100 bill. The honest rabbi called the desk's former owner, who had forgotten the hiding place of a $98,000 inheritance.
Five-week search for parked car
An Italian man who visited Munich, Germany, for Oktoberfest forgot where he left his Volkswagen Golf when he took a tram. He sought help from the police and hung posters. Five weeks later, someone spotted his car.
Compiled from wire services and other sources.