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 leaves us with another dilemma: is it “Hanukkah” or “Chanukah”?
“How I conquered my fear of latkes,” Rebecca Flint Mark, Gilt Taste via Salon
“At Hanukkah, Pastry Reminds Portland Jews Of Their Mediterranean Roots,” Deena Prichep, NPR
“7 surprising things everyone should know about Hanukkah,” Dara Lind, Vox
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