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The 68th annual Latke-Hamantash Debate took place Tuesday, November 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Mandel Hall. Each year the University of Chicago hosts the 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.
This year’s debaters were Aaron Dinner, professor of chemistry; Wendy Doniger, the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions; Austan Goolsbee, the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics; Jeffrey Harvey, the Enrico Fermi Distinguished Service Professor in Physics; Diane Herrmann, senior lecturer of mathematics; and Malynne Sternstein, associate professor of Slavic studies. Shmuel Weinberger, professor and chair of mathematics, served as moderator.