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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
A Martyr’s Death
By Menahem Ben Jacob
 
“WHERE is now Elijah’s God?”
When will scoff and scorning end?
Has our God forsaken us?
Higher and higher,
Winged by fire,        5
Soared Elijah’s sainted soul,
Bliss to earn in spheres of life,
He saw his brethren sorely tried,
And died for them a martyr’s death.
 
 
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