Responsibility; or, My Brother and I (and Leonard Cohen) Go to Summer Camp

And come to differing conclusions about the obligations of collective living.

A shaving cream fight at Camp Shwayder, one of the oldest Jewish summer camps in the United States. RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images.

A shaving cream fight at Camp Shwayder, one of the oldest Jewish summer camps in the United States. RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images.

Observation
Aug. 2 2018
About the author

Ruth R. Wisse is a research professor at Harvard and a distinguished senior fellow at the Tikvah Fund. Her most recent book is No Joke: Making Jewish Humor (2013, paperback 2015).


We present here the third chapter from the memoirs-in-progress of the renowned scholar and author Ruth R. Wisse. Earlier chapters can be found hereFurther installments will appear over the next months.

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