The Apocryphal Psalms of David 1:15–20

You vowed of old to your servant David,

   mercifully anointing the shoot of Jesse:

You sustained his authority in your sanctity for

     he spread your praise to the ends of the earth:

You set his name as an eternal pillar;

   he repairs the breach and rebuilds the ruins:

A cornerstone despised by the builders

   you have raised to the headstone above all nations:

Joyfully you crown him with glory,

   calling him the splendor of all nations

       —translated by Azzan Yadin-Israel


Suggested Reading

These Heroic Girls

These Heroic Girls

Sarah Wapner

"These heroic girls . . . they are a theme that calls for the pen of a great writer. How many times have they looked death in the eyes? . . . The story of the Jewish woman will be a glorious page in the history of Jewry during the present war. . . . For these girls are indefatigable."