Latke vs Hamentaschen

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Latke vs Hamentaschen: The Great Debate
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 8 pm, MIT Room 10-250

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 2014 debate teams

Moderator: Rabbi Michelle Fisher SM '97
Latke Team:
- Larry Guth (Course 18)
- John Carroll (Sloan)
- Ethan Sokol (Course 7)

Hamentaschen Team:
- Max Tegmark (Course 8)
- Elena Glassman (Course 6)
- Isaac Oderberg (Course 7
2014 team

Latke is a pathetic blob...

Previous debates:

  Latke-Hamentaschen 2013 Debate
Latke-Hamentaschen 2012 Debate Latke-Hamentaschen 2011 Debate
Latke-Hamentaschen 2010 Debate Latke-Hamentaschen 2009 Debate
Latke-Hamentaschen 2008 Debate Latke-Hamentaschen 2007 Debate
Latke-Hamentaschen 2006 Debate

Latke-Hamentaschen 2005 Debate
Latke-Hamentaschen 2004 Debate Latke-Hamentaschen 2003 Debate

Financial support for this event is provided by

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