Latke vs Hamentaschen:

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Latke vs Hamentaschen: The Great Debate 2009

From The Tech, 3/6/09 "Battle of the Jewish Pastries:"

Battle of the Jewish Pastries:
Six Profs Duke It Out; Latke and Hamentashen Inspire Debate
By Ziwei Hao
On Wednesday night, six respected professors gathered in 26-100 for the Seventh Annual Latke-Hamentashen Debate. Students and faculty, ushered by a yarmulke-wearing Tim the Beaver, packed the lecture hall for the humorous academic dispute over the virtues and shortcomings of the latke and the hamentashen...[read more]

Watch the introduction and Donald Sadoway's argument on YouTube.
Watch All 7 YouTube videos of the event.

Latke Team:
- David Jones (STS)
- Keith Nelson (5)
- Donald Sadoway (3)
Hamentaschen Team:
- Tom Leighton (6)
- Jeffrey Steinfeld (5)
- Jeremy Wolfe (9)
Moderator: Professor Hazel Sive
Tim the MIT mascot Tim the Beaver gets the crowd excited before the annual Latke-Hamentashen debate, held this year on Wednesday, March 4 in 26-100. The placard on his chest reads "TIM" in Hebrew - from right to left, of course!

 

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