Accommodation: Or, Growing Up Jewish in Protestant Canada

We were invited to join in the school’s prayers and hymns, but our grateful acquiescence also implied there was something illicit or shameful about our Jewishness.

The drama director of Montreal’s Jewish Public Library leads a Saturday morning story-telling session. Library and Archives of Canada.
The drama director of Montreal’s Jewish Public Library leads a Saturday morning story-telling session. Library and Archives of Canada.
Observation
Aug. 30 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 fourth 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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