Above, you’ll see the sheet music cover for a Yiddish song. Written in 1912, The Titanic’s Disaster honors the memory of Isidor and Ida Straus, who bravely went down with the ship in the early hours of April 15, 1912. If one thinks at all about Jewish connections to the
Availability of kosher food sheds light on immigration via England By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Of the 2,225 people aboard Titanic on its maiden voyage, 1,512 perished in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic when the ship went down in the early hours of April 15, 1912.
By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Manchester, England is home to an estimated 20-30,000 Jews, roughly 40 percent of whom keep kosher. Three of the community’s six kosher butcher/delicatessen shops are run by Richard Hyman and his wife, Joanna. The 99-year-old family business, known to locals as “Titanics,” was
The story of Leah and ‘Filly’ Aks By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer When Titanic departed on its first and last voyage from Southampton, England on Wednesday, April 10, 1912, 18-year-old Jewish immigrant Leah Aks and her 10-month-old son, Philip were on board. Passover had concluded the day before.
By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer No one knows for certain how many Jewish passengers were on board Titanic, let alone how many of them died. Of the more than 1,500 people who went down with Titanic, ships later recovered only 340 bodies. A review of the list of