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Judah Maccabee

Jessie E. Sampter 1883 (New York City) – 1938 (Kibbutz Givat Brenner)

Judah Maccabee,
Give a sword to me
  Now, in youth!
By the candle’s light
Kindled here to-night,
Do I vow to fight
  For the truth.

Still the Greeks are here,
Still we yield in fear,
Cringe and cower.
Judah Maccabee,
Make my people free
That their eyes may see
  Israel’s power!
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Jessie E. Sampter

Educator, Poet. Language. English, Hebrew. Jessie Sampter (March 22, 1883 - 1938) was a Jewish educator, poet, and Zionist pioneer. She was born in New York City and immigrated to Palestine in 1919. more…

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