Tag Archives: Emma Lazurus

A Poem for Hanukkah

Emma Lazarus  (1849-1887) is now remembered for her poem The New Colossus, enshrined in the base of the Statue of Liberty, which contains the lines, so often quoted when immigration is talked about in America: “Give me your tired, your poor/ … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: July 22, 2016

July 22nd is Hammock Day Lion’s Share Day Pi Approximation Day Spoonerism Day Summer Leisure Day World Festivals and National Holidays Austria – Salzburg Festival (1st day) Canada – Vancouver Spirit of  the People Powwow Gambia – Revolution Day Malaysia … Continue reading

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