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Latke vs Hamentaschen

An annual MIT tradition since 2003 and an occasional tradition before that, each team of prominent scholars presents an argument in favor of their respective food. Following the debate, votes are cast, ballots are counted, and the champion is crowned. Don't miss this exciting debate between the fruit-filled cookie known as the hamentasch and the fried potato pancake otherwise known as the latke! Free latkes and hamentashen are served following the debate. If you'd like to do your own research to prepare for the debate, please visit Wikipedia for more latke or hamentash information.


The 2018 debate took place on February 20 and featured:

Team Latke Anne McCants (21H)  Wolfgang Ketterle (8)
Team Hamentaschen Steven Tannenbaum (20)

Emily Pollock
(Music and Theatre Arts)

Moderator Rabbi Gavriel Goldfeder  


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