My saba, the cruise cantor

19.04.2011                      15.Nisan, 5771                      Pessah 1

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My saba, the cruise cantor

Eliezer Kornreich has spent the last 15 Pessahs on ships, leading Seders for crowds of hundreds.

Getting up and singing in front of a crowd of hundreds is not something that most bespectacled, braces-sporting preteens want to do. Yet, throughout my middle school years, I found myself singing The Four Questions with my sister in front of a room full of strangers, because that’s what cantors’ granddaughters do.
And my saba was the cantor on this ship.
Yes, you read that right. My grandfather, Cantor Eliezer Kornreich – or Saba Eli, as I call him – has worked for the past 15 years as the Jewish clergy on various cruise lines….