Benny Beeman told the story like this: In 1912, he was coming over on a ship to America. He was a child, about 10 years old, leaving the Old World, where life for Jews wasn’t so good. He was heading for the New World, where he and his family hoped it would be better.
As they steamed west, word circulated on the decks about a ship in the area that had gone down. His vessel veered off course in order to help. In the morning, as the sun rose on the calm sea, young Benny and hundreds of others stood on the chilly deck. In the calm water below, debris floated silently—furniture, clothing, packing boxes, and, worst of all, bodies—as far as the eye could see.
“Even now,” Benny said in a conversation during the 1990s, “I will never forget it. It was the wreckage of the Titanic.” ... ► Read the full article by Clifford Goldstein in Adventist Report
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Author: Clifford Goldstein, editor of the Sabbath School Quarterly since 1999, has had a long and distinguished writing career. He has written 16 books and numerous magazine articles. He has been the editor of Liberty magazine and Shabbat Shalom magazine. Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in Ancient Semitic Languages from John Hopkins University... ► more