This year I’ve decided to publically embarrass myself as I determine if my Nefesh Bahaymius (my animal soul and desires) will successfully convince my Nefesh Elokus (my G-dly soul and spiritual desires) that consuming mass quantities of fried and sweet-fried foods is an integral part of the mitzvot of Chanukah.
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|Day of Chanukah||Fried Food Consumed||How Was It?||Fried Food Purchased|
|-2||Small Chocolate covered Chocolate filled Chanukah Donut, at daughter’s parent-teacher conference. All the parents were having one, really.||The chocolate cover was too thick, almost crunchy. But it would have been baal tashchis (wasting) to throw it away.||French fries at dinner. And onion rings. Just practicing, really.|
|-1||Standard Chanukah Sufganiya (jelly filled powdered donut), given out at work in honor of Chanukah. It would have been politically incorrect not to consume it, really.||Surprise, it was chocolate cream filled instead of jelly. Rather oily, not worth the calories.||8 standard chanukah sufganiyot (jelly filled powdered donuts) for the family tonight after menorah lighting.|
|1||Standard Chanukah Sufganiya (jelly filled powdered donut) after the lighting of the menorah with the children. It’s the Chanukah treat, required.||It’s a good one, not oily, fresh and slightly crispy.|
|1||One large latke (potato pancake) as part of Chanukah dinner, my wife’s hard effort must be appreciated.||Though usually my wife’s latke’s are excellent, these are fat and very oily. Most of if it ends up (discretely) in the garbage.|