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Video - The great debate: latkes v. hamantaschen

By Evelyn Tu
Posted on March 14, 2013


From left, President Tilghman, Professor Gideon Rosen *92, and Amy Solomon ’14.
From left, President Tilghman, Professor Gideon Rosen *92, and Amy Solomon ’14.

In February, President Tilghman shared her diplomatic gifts to help settle the Center for Jewish Life’s annual debate over the relative merits of two traditional Jewish foods, latkes and hamantaschen. PAW was on the scene to capture the most compelling and amusing arguments, including Professor Gideon Rosen *92’s contention that hamantaschen “is actually fairly high up on the great chain of being,” above plants but below animals. Watch the video recap to find out which treat came out on top.

Video by Evelyn Tu for the Princeton Alumni Weekly.


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3 Responses to Video - The great debate: latkes v. hamantaschen

Julien Engel '54 Says:

2013-03-19 13:52:10

As a bosom friend of Professor Rosen's late father, I am compelled -- pleasurably so -- to cast my vote for hamantaschen. This debate a splendid idea -- wish I had been there. -- Julien Engel '54

Salli Harris Says:

2013-03-19 13:53:10

Amy Solomon rocks!

Jeff Kehl '70 Says:

2013-03-28 09:30:26

This was brilliant! Times have changed ...
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