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Audio From Gertel's Last Day

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here., a Jewish culture website, recorded some audio at Gertel's Bakery on the shop's last day of operation. Perhaps the most heartrending moment in the podcast is when, about halfway through, narrator and Nextbook editor Joanna Smith Rakoff tells a senior, who's been going to the bakery every Friday for years, that this will be the last day he'll be able to stop by to order Gertel's challa. Not for sensitive types.
· Gertel's Last Stand [Nextbook]
· Discontinued: RIP Gertel's Bakery [Racked]
· BREAKING: Gertel's Bakery Closing This Friday! [Racked]