Clearly There Were Jews and There Were Jews

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Clearly there were Jews and there were Jews --
Hellenized, not Hellenized, not caring.
Assimilation let one pick and choose,
Not wedded to the faith that one was wearing.
Until a king sought Judaism's end,
Kindling a flame that burned inside,
A miracle that would the faith defend --
Here for us, a faith that else had died.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

Audio and Video Music: Life. By Damiano Baldoni. Performed by
Damiano Baldoni at the Free Music Archive under an Attribution license.



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