The Holy Hole-less Doughnuts

These little pastries, filled with jam (or chocolate, if I were making them), are even more important to Chanukkah celebration than the ubiquitous latkes. Enjoy, Beautiful People!

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A dear blogofriend Shira of shiradest.wordpress.com has been asking for a very special Chanukkah treat – sufganiyot. Here they are, with my heartfelt wishes for light in your lives, Beautiful People!

When Adam and Eve had to leave the Garden of Eden in a hurry, they hadn’t thought of packing a lunch box. Supposedly, He Who had kicked them out, sent them a comfort parcel with a dozen hole-less doughnuts filled with jam. Yum!

The Hebrew word for doughnut, sufgania, is here presented as an abbreviation of “The end of the Garden of G-d” (sof-gan-yud-hey). It’s a folk tale not supported by any evidence, but it shows how holy the hole-less doughnuts are considered in Israel. Forget latkes; in Israel sufganiya equals Chanukkah! The idea is the same: to commemorate the miracle of the oil (for explanation, please see But Hannah Did Not…

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  1. Thank you for the reminder, Dolly! Will celebrate eating again. 😉 xx Michael

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    1. Have a nice weekend, Michael. Enjoy!

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  2. BERNADETTE says:

    Love this story Dolly.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Bernadette.

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  3. Thanks for this. I missed it last time

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    1. I thank you for reading it and commenting, Derrick.

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  4. Do you know that there’s a Bagel chain in Jerusalem called Holy Bagel, Dolly?

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    1. Yes, I do, David.
      Shavuah tov and Chodesh Tov!

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  5. Gail says:

    The fillings are a delightful surprise. 😍🍃

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Gail.

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  6. schingle says:

    Chocolate-filled? Now, there’s an idea!!! Thanks for posting/sharing.

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    1. My pleasure, dear friend! Thank you for stopping by.

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  7. Marlapaige says:

    I saw this video on another site and immediately thought of you. I hope you enjoy it!

    http://atsunnyside.blog/2021/12/01/balalaika-art-and-music/

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    1. Lovely! I’ve seen this girl before – what a prodigy!
      Thank you for the link, darling.

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      1. Marlapaige says:

        You’re very welcome. She is extremely talented. I’m glad you like her!

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  8. Marlapaige says:

    And chocolate donuts sound amazing!

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    1. Thank you, darling; they are my favorite!

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      1. Marlapaige says:

        In can’t imagine why…😇

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  9. These would be delightful filled with chocolate. Hope you are having a blessed week!

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    1. Anything is delightful filled with chocolate!
      Thank you so much, dear Mimi, and the same to you.

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  10. Garfield Hug says:

    I love these doughnuts. Thanks for the virtual treat

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    1. My pleasure, darling! I wish I could send you some!

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  11. Anita says:

    Coucou
    Merci pour ce super post, je suis une fan absolue de donuts au chocolat
    Bon dimanche
    Bisous
    Anita

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    1. Thank you so much for a lovely comment, dear Anita!
      You too, have a wonderful Sunday.

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  12. chattykerry says:

    Yum, Yum, Yum! I am going to my first Menorah lighting in our town square today.

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    1. I hope you have a great time, darling! To us, public menorah lighting is always an exciting event. We are also going, in a few minutes.

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      1. chattykerry says:

        I did have a great time – thank you, Dolly. Will post some photos today. K x

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      2. I am very happy for you, dear Kerry! Looking forward to the photos.

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  13. Lulu: “Our Dada says that what he learned from Ty Webb in the movie ‘Caddyshack’ is that the Zen philosopher, Basho, once wrote, ‘A flute with no holes is not a flute. A donut with no hole is a Danish.'”

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    1. Our Mama says that we don’t care what it’s called, as long as we enjoy it.
      Meows and purrs from The Cat Gang.

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  14. LAMarcom says:

    Don’t tempt me

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