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n. pl. ha·man·tasch·en (-tä′shən)
A triangular pastry with a filling such as preserves or poppy seeds, traditionally served in Jewish communities around Purim.

[Yiddish homentash, probably alteration (influenced by post-Biblical Hebrew 'oznê Hāmān, hamantaschen, literally "Haman's ears") of a Yiddish word akin to German Mohntasche, poppy-seed pastry : Mohn, poppy (from Middle High German māhen, from Old High German; akin to Greek mēkōn), Tasche, pocket, pouch (from Middle High German, from Old High German tasca, of unknown origin).]


(ˈhɑːmənˌtɑːʃ; ˈhʌmən-)
(Cookery) Judaism a pastry, triangular in shape, that contains various types of filling, including prunes and poppy seeds, and is traditionally eaten at the Jewish festival of Purim
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Before my mother-in-law stopped baking hamantaschen, she passed her recipe on to me, on three index cards covered with her loopy, barely legible handwriting.
In March, the first daughter uploaded a picture on social media where she and her older kids Arabella, 5, and Joseph, 3, were seen making hamantaschen, a pastry commonly eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim.
Except for the occasional hamantaschen and bagel, the menu at King Street Cookies is devoted to items that are not associated with Jewish culture, such as the "Spicy Hot Chocolate Cookie" and "George Washington's Revenge," which offers chocolate chunks, toffee, and tart cherries in an oatmeal cookie.
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EL AL, the national airline of Israel, will host the EL AL Israel Airlines National Hamantaschen Eating Championship on Thursday, March 8 in New York City, in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim.
44) It is here that we see the languages of medicine and natural philosophy in service of the theologically constructed Blood Libel, which claimed that Jews not only required Christian blood for healing charms, amulets, and religious rituals, but also consumed Christian blood mixed with the Passover matzo or in the filling of the Purim Hamantaschen.
Most Americans in urban areas are probably familiar with the special Purim pastries, poppy seed or fruit-filled triangular tarts called hamantaschen, Haman's pockets, made popular by Eastern European Jewish immigrants.
Julia O'Neil-Welch, program coordinator at the JCC, said preschool children helped to bake three-cornered cookies called hamantaschen, with jelly or poppy-seed filling hidden inside, and will play games like "Pin the Mustache on Haman.
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