On Sunday, MTA hosted the annual Great Debate and it was once again an outstanding event, despite the huge amounts of snow that threatened to cancel it. Over 165 debaters from across the country met to debate issues of immigration and methods of speeding up the waiting process to become citizens. The timely topic challenged the debaters to come up with new methods for the process.  Special thanks to MTA parents Rabbi Elchanan Dulitz and Mr. Hale Perlmutter who served as judges. Other judges were members of YU/Stern Debate team, former MTA debaters Sammy Flaks, David Leshaw, Moshe Shulman and Eli Bochner, as well as Rabbi Schimmel. Both novice debaters and experienced debaters served as timekeepers.
And, of course, the MTA Debate team, under the leadership of Mrs. Levitt, did not disappoint. MTA won both first and second place debater, with Moshe Rosensweig (’14) claiming the #1 spot, and Asher Finkelstein (’15) grabbing the #2 spot. Additionally, the debate team of Yitzi Lindenbaum (’14) and Asher Finkelstein finished in second. The great performances led to an impressive third place overall finish for the MTA squad, behind the Heschel School and Chicagoland.

This tournament was founded by Mrs. Levitt 24 years ago. A special thank you to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions who sponsored the event.

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