Rabbi David Wolpe is spiritual leader of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles.
A poignant comment from historian John Lukacs in his book “A Thread of Years”:
“Of the many differences between the movie ‘Titanic’ and history, one in particular is telling. In the movie, as the ship is sinking the first-class passengers (all third-class human beings) scramble to climb into the small number of lifeboats. Only the determination of the hardy seamen — who use guns to keep the grasping men at bay — gets the women and children into the boats.