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The U.S. is hit by a knish shortage, just as Thanksgiving and Hanukkah loom

 A fire at Gabila's Long Island knish factory has led to a nationwide shortage of their original square knishs. (AP Photo/Gabila Food Products, Inc.

A fire at Gabila's Long Island knish factory has led to a nationwide shortage of their original square knishs. (AP Photo/Gabila Food Products, Inc.

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With just a couple of weeks until the once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon of Thanksgivukkah, a knish shortage is not something anyone is thankful for.

A September fire destroyed the machine that made Gabila's world famous Coney Island Square Knish, and so none are being made.

Stacey Ziskin Gabay, co-owner of Gabila's, says that she is surprised and touched by the demand for the company's signature treat.  The company is hoping to have the Coney Island Square Knish back in production by the holidays.

Click Listen to hear Carol's interview with Stacey Ziskin Gabay.

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