The Star Spangled Banner Hebrew Scroll from 1914

It's not clear if there was a Hebrew version of the Star Spangled Banner in 1914. It's hard to tell from the brief description of the Smithsonian scroll. If anyone knows the content of the patriotic hymn of this historic scroll, please let me know.

Smithsonian Mirror of America--"Star-Spangled Banner" scroll, 1914

This scroll, donated to the Smithsonian in 1921, symbolizes how Jewish immigrants adapted their cultural traditions to fit their new lives in America. Inside the scroll are a patriotic hymn in Hebrew, written by the donor, Israel Fine; portraits of Washington and Lincoln; excerpts from Lincoln's second inaugural address; and the phrase 'E Pluribus Unum.' "


John D. Enright said...

We, as a nation, should build a "American Hall of Fame" to honor really outstanding citizens like Israel Fine. I'm sure that he was just a regular guy in most aspects; his dedication to the nation, as evinced by the scroll, however, is uncommon and it should be commemorated as an example for all of us. Bravo.

Anonymous said...

For more on this scroll and Israel Fine: