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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
My Heart Is in the East
By Judah Ha-Levi (Trans. H. Pereira Mendes)
MY heart is in the East, tho’ in the West I live,
The sweet of human life no happiness can give,
Religion’s duties fail to lift my soul on high;
’Neath Edom Zion writhes, in Arab chains I lie!
No joy in sunny Spain mine eyes can ever see        5
For Zion, desolate, alone hath charms for me!

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