“The Year Passover Saved A Family From Going On The Titanic”

THE NEW YORK JEWISH WEEK
Three Passover Vignettes To Tell At Your Seder Table
by Steve Lipman
April 16, 2019

…Last week’s 107th anniversary of the maiden voyage and subsequent sinking of the Titanic was a reminder of the time that keeping Passover saved my great-grandfather’s life. Heschel Treiman had booked passage on Titanic to bring his wife and children to the United States. But being a pious Jew, he would not travel during Pesach; he traded in his tickets; the Treimans sailed in May. And they arrived safely in the United States. I heard this family story in 1974, when I was four. READ MORE

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