adat-haSolelim at Tarbut Yisraelit — Bishul with Vered!

Have you ever heard of “Sfinge”? It is perhaps in the category of “learn something new every day”… here is the official definition:


It is customary to eat foods fried in oil to celebrate Chanukkah. Eating dairy products was a custom in medieval times… fried doughnuts with grounded sugar sprinkled on top, called “Sfinge” (mainly by north-African Jews)

An anecdotal survey reveals deep disagreement amongst the tzevet Tarbut Yisraelit (Israel Culture staff) about whether the words “Sfinge” and “Sufganiyot” are linguistically related.

The Solelim chanichim (above) are seen with Vered F., of the tzevet Tarbut Yisraelit, and the Hebrew recipe for Sfinge.  They were in the Bishul (cooking) segment of Tarbut Yisraelit.  They successfully passed this great test of foreign language proficiency…they cooked a dish from start to finish, relying only on a recipe written in that language! Solelim did it!