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Judith Ish-Kishor

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Judith Ish-Kishor was born in Boston in about 1895 and raised in London. She returned to the United States, where she studied at Hunter College in New York City. Ish-Kishor was a noted writer of children’s literature for Jewish-American youth. She died in New York in 1971.

by this poet


Chanukah I think most dear
Of the feasts of all the year.
I could sit and watch all night
Every twinkling baby light.

Father lights the first one—green;
Hope it always seems to mean;
Hope and Strength to glow anew
In the heart of every Jew.

Jacob lights the blue