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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Chanukah in Russia, 1905
By E. L. Levetus
 
SET high the light where all may see—
  The flame that since two thousand years
Has burned—now dim with misery.
  A light of mourning it appears;
Stand firm! still flows the cruse divine,        5
Our star with dazzling ray shall shine.
 
Raise up the flag! Our doubting hearts
  Too long have kept it closely furled;
Meekness and fear have played their parts,
  Valour alone can tame the world        10
And show, in might of unity,
That like our sires we shall be free.
 
 
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