The University of Chicago’s storied battle between two iconic Jewish foodstuffs — the savory, round Hanukkah potato pancake and the sweet, triangular Purim tartlet — takes place tonight: The Latke-Hamantasch Debate. You should so very completely go to it. And we’re not just saying this because Our Mom was once one of the debaters. Seriously.
The event is moderated by the inimitable Ted Cohen (the man is a philosopher of humor, like as his real job), and the participants this year are: Elizabeth Davenport, Dean of Rockefeller Chapel; Gary Tubb, Professor of South Asian Languages and Civilizations; Thomas Ginsburg, Professor at the School of Law; and Roy Weiss, Professor at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Once the debate (which is free) is over, $5 buys you all the latkes and hamantaschen your stomach can handle.
The Latke-Hamantasch Debate
Tuesday, November 25th, 7:30 pm
Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St.
Free admission, $5 reception following the debate