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Tropical Transplants

Dominican Jews thrive after 60 years on island.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/travel/article/tropical_transplants_20001020

Though Christopher Columbus stumbled onto the shores of the Dominican Republic more than 500 years ago, the city of Sosua, only a few miles from where he landed, is about to celebrate its 60th anniversary. When a group of 40 Jews climbed ashore, bereft of their possessions and loved ones and surrounded by jungle, they couldn't help but wonder what was in store.

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