It's so horribly sad I almost am inclined to believe it was staged.

Hmm.. that's a great script for a Hollywood movie.
No kidding. The father could make a killing off this by selling his story. He should write a book.
that sucks
Theres a great memory for a child. "How was your Bar mitzvah""oh great the pianist died, aunt velma was stranded on the toilet we had to drink warm soda this drunk guy kept ranting and raving all night and did I mention the rabbi got stuck in the elevator"