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  • With Venezuela in a tailspin, growing number of Jews opting for ‘Plan B’

    March 4, 2014 | 3:07 pm

    They left after Venezuelan secret police raided a Jewish club in 2007, and after the local synagogue was ransacked by unidentified thugs two years later.

    They left after President Hugo Chavez expelled Israel’s ambassador to Caracas, and when he called on Venezuela’s Jews to...

  • South African Jews grapple with semigration and emigration

    By Moira Schneider

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Marlene Abitz can barely hold back the tears when she looks around her synagogue in Cape Town, particularly during the High Holy Days.

    Pews that once were filled with her children are empty, and it's getting harder and harder for Abitz, 57, to go see them in Australia.

    "We don't have...