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In honour of Purim, here is a poem written by a member from the Hutchison House Lads’ Club and published in their magazine in 1913


The years roll onward ever,

The Feast of Purim comes again

And with all its gaieties/Obscuring all its heritage of pain

How oft in present times that be

We Jews, still suffer Hamans

Whilst revering Mordecai


Purim!! The feast that teaches us

Remembrance of oppressions in the past

Reminds us also in our joyful hours

That the Almighty’s love will ever last


God’s chosen people!!

What a noted name

Is held by every Jew throughout the Spher

We hear it. Let us strive with might and main

To prove ourselves still worthy it to bear.