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Donuts or Pizza?
In Shulchan Aruch,
there is no
mention of eating foods fried in oil on Chanukah .(Latkes
& donuts etc.)
In Shulchan Aruch (Rema) it does say to eat cheese on
Probably the first
& only מקור (source) for Donuts on Chanukah is
from a copy of a כתב יד (manuscript) that Rav Y.M. Toledano
z"l found. Somehow the location of his find is unknown now.
Rav Toledano was a Rov in Tel Aviv & also the minister of
religion in Ben Gurion's Government.
In his Sefer שריד ופליט, he quotes from a כתב יד of R.
Maimon (Rambam's father) where he mentions the Minhag of donuts on
I am not sure if Rav Toledano himself was convinced of this כתב
יד to be authentic.
Donuts or Pizza
It seems, that the מסורה of our mothers (fried foods) has precdence over
הלכה in שלחן ערוך (cheese)
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