Thursday, June 30, 2011

The one where I get to quote Donald Glover

Sometimes I love what I do and this is one of those moments. I was watching Donald Glover (Troy on Community) stand-up comedy on YouTube when I saw this bit (around 1:00) in which the Jehovah Witness reared comedian talks about what he's learned about Jewish summer camp. And the Holocaust. Yes, those two formative events go together like peas and carrots.

After I stopped laughing at this ridiculous notion -- camp and the Holocaust -- I started to recall how my own camp invoked the Holocaust on Tisha B'Av and wondered if other camps of the non-super frum variety also brought up the tragedy in otherwise idyllic mountain retreats. The result of late night Donald Glover and my daydreaming -- today's article in Tablet, Camp Lessons.

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