A SINK FULL OF KOSHER PLATES

The Jewish Chronicle - - FEATURES -

THERE are sev­eral the­o­ries as to what the the staff on the Ti­tanic were do­ing as the ship sank (re­ar­rang­ing the deckchairs seems to be the most pop­u­lar one). How­ever, here is a new one — they were mak­ing kosher food for the ship’s Jewish pas­sen­gers. Forty-four Jews went down with the ship, and their de­scen­dents may find some con­so­la­tion in the fact that at least they were able to eat kosher food served on top-class crock­ery right up to the end. The White Star Line of Liver­pool had plates for kosher food spe­cially made with a black rim, marked in He­brew for meat or for dairy. A se­lec­tion is to go on dis­play at the Mersey­side Mar­itime Mu­seum next month. They have been kept, er, on ice since the Ti­tanic sank in 1912.

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