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‘Final Solution[?]’

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Ophir J. Bitton

Did you really think we

could die, in ghettos, in

camps, without food or

water to quench, in chambers

of gas, in places that

burn, from words that

defame, or bullets that

pierce; Did you really

think we would die,

people enslaved who

built wonders, who spent

40 years in the desert and

walked through the sea, people

of laws and of faith; Did

you really think we could 

die, even as you lied dead

with your hand, your

gun, your bullet your

head; Did you?

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Ophir Jacob Bitton was born in Israel to Moroccan parents.  He immigrated to the United States in 1978 as a child.  He writes about Jewish spirituality, culture, family life, nature and social justice issues he experiences as an attorney.  He has self-published a collection of poetry written about his courtship of his wife (Becoming Eyes, Aventine Press 2008), and his poetry has recently been published in the Jewish Literary Journal and Poetica Magazine.
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