Tourist Tip #98 Sufganiyot, to Your Health

From a simple jelly donut to extravagant alcohol-spiked pleasures, today's sufganiyot allow Israelis to celebrate Hanukkah with a sugar overdose of their choice, now available in many unexpected flavors.

Hanukkah doesn't officially begin until sundown on Saturday, December 8, but the celebration kicked off as soon as the first sufganiya, or jelly donut, hit the window displays of the country's bakeries. Israelis are quick to pounce on the endless racks of fried doughy goodness and return for more: