“We’re trying to do is preserve Jewish culture. We’re preserving one of the most significant periods of American Jewish life in the 20th century.”
Mason twice used a Yiddish slur to describe Black politicians — 20 years apart.
Mason was only interested in comic investigation into the meaning and hypocrisies of modern life through the prism of Jewishness.
Grossinger’s closed down in the ‘80’s, and has since fallen into ruin — a sad fate for a resort that once catered to the most famous.
For photographer Marisa Scheinfeld, photographing the ruins of Borscht Belt resorts became a life-affirming journey.
These beautiful, haunting images of the ruins of the Borscht Belt resorts became a five-year passion project for photographer Marisa Scheinfeld.
As ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ gets its prequel, Jon Stewart prepares to make his exit. But the two have more in common than just timing. Andrew Dubrov takes us down the rabbit hole.
After closing in 2013, Kutsher’s — famed as the inspiration for the fictional “Dirty Dancing” Borscht Belt resort — is to be reincarnated as a $250-million yoga center.
Masha Leon’s last stay at Kutsher’s was in 1997. With the iconic resort set for demolition, she remembers a place filled with laughter, Yiddish — and yes, a celebrity or two (or three).
Kutsher’s, the fabled Catskills resort hotel, is set to be demolished later this month.