Grab a Flight to Israel To Buy Sufganiyot
Chanukah season in Israel begins sometime between Chol Hamoed Sukkos and Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan. The first sign of the pending holiday is the availability of high calorie sufganiyot. This tasty treat involves dough fried to perfection and filled with everything from pistachio cream to caramel sauce. Trays of sufganiyot cooling in bakery windows lend a festive aroma to the markets of Israel.
Concurrent with the baked goods bonanza, bins of dreidels, Chanukah candles, and wicks begin to spring up in the most unexpected locations. Banks offer free dreidels with every transaction, and supermarkets give a box of candles with every menorah purchase.
The holiday itself is truly a sight to behold. Once night has fallen, nearly every house is alight with menorahs. Many Israelis light their chanukiahs in the outside doorway, lighting the darkened streets with a spiritual glow. Streets echo with the joyous sounds of Chanukah parties and concerts.
Every year, the holiday is marked by the ceremonial lighting of the giant menorahs at the Kotel. Various dignitaries ranging from the Chief Rabbis to the Jerusalem Chief of Police are honored with lighting one of the three menorahs.
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