from what i've been able to make out from conversations with a local bagel maker (he doesn't speak much english, and i don't know any arabic), the bagels are risen twice first, then boiled to create the crust, then baked.
so, i would guess most if not all of the yeast is killed when boiling.
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day.
Fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way.
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your hometown,
waiting for someone or something to show you the way.