A deep rift divides the world Jewish community this time of year: Latkes vs. Sufganiyot. Which fried treats should be served during the Festival of Lights, savory potato latkes (pancakes) or sweet sufganiyot (jelly donuts)? Sufganiyot (singular, sufganiyah) are favored in Israel (emphatically so), latkes in Europe and the USA. Some celebrants try to avoid this sectarian conflict by serving fritters, but that still leaves another: is it “Hanukkah” or “Chanukah”?
“How I conquered my fear of latkes,” Rebecca Flint Mark, Gilt Taste via Salon
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