borscht belt

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(informal) a resort area in the Catskill Mountains of New York that was patronized primarily by Jewish guests

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The last section of the book continues the poet's search for belief and for the right of speech, with poems such as "Slim Fantasia on a Few Words from Hosea" and its injunction to "return to God." Perhaps my favorite poem In the collection is "Hearing News from the Temple Mount in Salt Lake City," in which Osherow addresses the difficulty of Jewish exile and faith, using a voice that combines Borscht Belt humor with Biblical narrative:
The fusion of Borscht Belt humor with Italian-style histrionics is their signature dish, and not a bad one, certainly.