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Jerusalem the Golden (Lyric) by rabbi sammy schtupp
Jerusalem the golden, with milk and honey blest, now Israel's mighty fortress where Jews matzo balls digest: I know well, how I know well, what cash awaits us there; what radiancy of money, for all we Jews to share. They stand, those halls of Zion, all jubilant with song, and the sound of klezmer playing, come on: let's sing along! And there's the throne of David; done out in bright gold leaves, the pride of us who've triumphed, over Palestinian thieves. They tried to live in our lands but we conquered in the fight, we blasted them to pices we Jews know might is right! Oh, sweet and blesséd country, the home of Yahweh's chosen, And if you're not pure kosher, you can go and crap your Hosen.

Up the ladder: Loosed
Down the ladder: cold war

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Arithmetic Mean: 10.0
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Overall Rank: 4150
Posted: October 23, 2010 6:45 AM PDT; Last modified: February 9, 2021 9:11 AM PST
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[n/a] nypoet22 @ | 12-Feb-11/11:43 PM | Reply
is this intended to be ironic? it's not a bad piece, but i think you may have been trying for a clearer and more biting message.
[n/a] rabbi sammy schtupp @ 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 > nypoet22 | 9-Feb-21/9:13 AM | Reply
What's ironic about it? I have now revised it.
[n/a] nypoet22 @ > rabbi sammy schtupp | 24-Mar-21/10:18 AM | Reply
not quite sure now, i'd have to see the different versions side by side. in any case, it gets me thinking. here's a quote from an article this week in the Atlantic:

The Jewish people come out of the Holocaust with two different, contradictory sentiments. One is that we just have to survive, we can’t trust anyone, we need a strong army—we just need to survive. We saw what happened to us when we didn’t have a country of our own. The other sentiment is that we need to have liberal values, be part of the civilized world, in part because we know what happens to us when the world becomes uncivilized.
[n/a] impert&ent @ 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 | 10-Feb-21/5:21 AM | Reply
I like blesting fish to pisces. As for the rest of it, well, as Groucho Marx said on so many occasions...
[n/a] Edna Sweetlove @ 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 | 15-Feb-21/10:00 AM | Reply
Nice 'n' kosher.
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