The crumbling remains of America’s Jewish vacationland – The rise and fall of the Borscht Belt

November 2018 The Borscht Belt was the colloquial name of the Catskills area of eastern New York State that was once populated with resorts and bungalow communities for Jewish clients from New York City. In an era when Jewish people stillĀ faced discrimination elsewhere, Borscht Belt resorts were popular for family vacations before cheap airfare allowed … Continue reading The crumbling remains of America’s Jewish vacationland – The rise and fall of the Borscht Belt