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“Jews are the intensive form of any nationality whose language and customs they adopt.”
“... Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, / The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. / Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me, / I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
“His cup is gall, his meat is tears, / His passion lasts a thousand years.”
“Life's sharpest rapture is surcease of pain.”
“The Jewish problem is as old as history, and assumes in each age a new form. The life or death of millions of human beings hangs upon its solution; its agitation revives the fiercest passions for good and for evil that inflame the human breast.”
“Thou two-faced year, Mother of Change and Fate ...”
Emma Lazarus, U.S. poet, essayist, playwright, writer
(1849 - 1887)