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Latkes vs Hamantash? Which Jewish delicacy will reign supreme? Every year scholars at the University of Chicago debate this eternal question. As always, the results are humorous and delicious.

Latke-Hamantash Debate The University of Chicago

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Latkes vs Hamantash? Which Jewish delicacy will reign supreme? Every year scholars at the University of Chicago debate this eternal question. As always, the results are humorous and delicious.

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    The 68th Annual Latke-Hamantash Debate

    The 68th Annual Latke-Hamantash Debate

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    Each year the University of Chicago hosts this legendary event, where faculty teams line up in fierce but fun-loving defense of either the latke or the hamantash, attempting to determine once and for all which is the better Jewish food. The debaters at the November 25, 2014, event are Aaron Dinner, Professor, Department of Chemistry; Wendy Doniger, the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor, Divinity School; Austan Goolsbee, the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Jeffrey Harvey, the Enrico Fermi Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Physics; Diane Herrmann, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics; and Malynne Sternstein, Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. Shmuel Weinberger, Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics, moderates; and Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, Professor, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, is the master of ceremonies.

    • 2 hrs 18 min
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    The 67th Annual Latke-Hamantash Debate

    The 67th Annual Latke-Hamantash Debate

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    The Latke-Hamantash Debate has been a University of Chicago tradition since 1946. UChicago faculty members apply the knowledge and tools of their disciplines to resolve this age-old question in an evening of fun and frivolity! Past participants have included Nobel Prize winners and University presidents.

    This year's debate is brought to you by the brothers of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. AEPi is the International Jewish fraternity with hundreds of chapters across five countries. The debate is supported by the Spiritual Life Office at Rockefeller Chapel and Campus and Student Life, along with Jewish community organizations on campus.

    • 1 hr 15 min
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    The 66th Annual Latke Hamantash Debate

    The 66th Annual Latke Hamantash Debate

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    More than 60 years after the first Latke-Hamantash Debate at the University of Chicago, the University community came together once again at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Mandel Hall to weigh the merits of the two Jewish foods. The tongue-in-cheek event invites distinguished scholars to make a case for the superiority of either latkes (fried potato pancakes traditionally prepared for Hanukkah) or hamantashen (triangular, jam-filled cookies eaten during Purim), and has been a mainstay of campus life since 1946.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The 66th Annual Latke Hamantash Debate (audio)

    The 66th Annual Latke Hamantash Debate (audio)

    If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu.

    More than 60 years after the first Latke-Hamantash Debate at the University of Chicago, the University community came together once again at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Mandel Hall to weigh the merits of the two Jewish foods. The tongue-in-cheek event invites distinguished scholars to make a case for the superiority of either latkes (fried potato pancakes traditionally prepared for Hanukkah) or hamantashen (triangular, jam-filled cookies eaten during Purim), and has been a mainstay of campus life since 1946.

    • 1 hr 12 min
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    62nd Annual Latke-Hamentash Debate

    62nd Annual Latke-Hamentash Debate

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    • 2 hrs 4 min
    62nd Annual Latke-Hamentash Debate (Audio)

    62nd Annual Latke-Hamentash Debate (Audio)

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    • 2 hrs 4 min

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