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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Be Thou a Jew
By Samuel E. Loveman
 
BE thou a Jew! Let oppressors scoff
And jeer who will. But be thou steadfast,
And thy firm faith shall be to thee a shield,
Impenetrable and invincible,
Against thine enemies.
                    Be thou a Jew!
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Thy people are the Chosen Ones, for God
Will ever champion the cause of Right;
And though storms of adversity compel
Thy faith to waver, hold thy grasp—
For brighter, better days are yet to come.        10
 
 
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