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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 Debate is currently on hiatus.

While this has been an enjoyable event in the past, it certainly requires a passionate individual (whether their passion is for latkes, hamentaschen, and/or humourus displays of professorial debate) to plan it. Please contact us if you are a student and would like to make it happen in the future. We hope to see the return of the MIT Latke Hamentaschen Debate in the future.


MIT Hillel

Phone: 617-253-2982

MIT Hillel
Muriel and Norman B. Leventhal
Center for Jewish Life

40 Massachusetts Ave, Building W11
Cambridge, MA 02139

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