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WATCH NOW September 2: The Borscht Belt and the rise of American Jewish comedy

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Join us as we look into the rich history of the Borscht Belt and the rise of Jewish comedy in the mid-20th century, including the legacy of the late comedian, Jackie Mason.

Forverts editor Rukhl Schaechter will moderate a conversation with Phil Brown, President of the Catskills Institute and Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences at Northeastern University; Eddy Portnoy, Academic Advisor and Director of Exhibitions, YIVO; Aaron Bendich, host, “Borscht Beat” on WJFF Radio Catskill.

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