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December 1, 2015 / 19 Kislev, 5776
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That’s Some Sponger

That's Some Sponger

Photo Credit: Mendy Hechtman/Flash90

Sufganiot… The name supposedly comes from their capacity to absorb whatever amount of cooking oil we push on them (Lispog in Hebrew means to sponge). In our household we called them Ponchikes, and I recall the first time I asked for a ponchike and no one in the room had any idea what I was saying.

These guys are exceptionally sinful looking – or festive, depending on your goal weight. They’re on sake in a shop in Jerusalem. The photographer, Mendy Hechtman, from the Flash90 service, didn’t disclose the location.

Probably wants the whole thing to himself…

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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