Guests sit by the pool at Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel, in 1977. John Margolies / Library of Congress

Borscht Belt Redux Recaptures a Glittering Slice of 20th-century Jewish Life

A new photo book, a Vegas show and the demolition of Grossinger’s, the hotel that symbolized Jewish realization of the American dream – all reflect a renewed interest in the rise and fall of New York’s Catskill Mountains resorts, one-time magnets for super-star performers and partyers alike

NEW YORK – Think about a resort spread out over dozens of kilometers, filled with hundreds of luxury hotels and guest houses – 532 if you want to know the exact number. About tens of thousands of tourists...

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