The Great Latke Hamantash Debate, edited by Ruth Fredman Cernea.
This highly innovative reflection of scholarly endeavor started in November 1946 with the first University of Chicago academic debate on the relative merits of the latke versus the hamantash. This example of the highest order of intellectual dialogue has become a permanent fixture at the University of Chicago and eventually became a model for the expression of erudition at numerous other colleges and universities across the nation.
Accompanied by appropriate pompous ritual and a latke or hamantash or two, the debate takes place under conditions and rules that have clearly been described by the editor of this collection of arguments.
Similar to these examples, the latke hamantash debates have permitted some academicians to support their own discipline at the expense of other disciplines.
31) In short, The Great Latke Hamantash Debate provides real insight into the nature of the academic world and some of its controversies.
Of the sixty-six views contained in the book, some reproduced in their entirety and others only partially cited, twenty-seven of the essays supported the latke; only twenty-one took the position of the hamantash (one going so far as to support the hamantash in the rather negative way of indicating that hamantashen were a major source of violence in history [p.
Every November at the University of Chicago, the best minds in the world consider the question that ranks as one of the most enduring of human history: latke or hamantash
? This great latke-hamantash debate, occurring every year for the past six decades, brings Nobel laureates, university presidents, and notable scholars together to debate whether the potato pancake or the triangular Purim pastry is in fact the worthier food.
Barbara: And sometimes, after, when we go out, there's a store upstairs and they have all these cookies and sometimes hamantashes
. They're sort of like these cookies that are in a triangle shape.