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Tour Puts Kosher Boy Scout in Limelight


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/tour_puts_kosher_boy_scout_in_limelight_20050408

As a kid growing up in Philadelphia, Edward Schwarzschild did a stint as a Kosher Boy Scout and hated it. "Carrying two sets of dishes into the wilderness was a real turn-off for me," he said. Now 40, Schwarzschild hails from a venerable tradition of writers who have mined their formative Jewish experiences for literary purposes. This makes sense, considering that his first novel, "Responsible Men" (Algonquin) due out April 8, revolves around a Jewish family in Philadelphia faced with the challenge of understanding their past and improving their present.

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