CONDOLENCES: Anne Meara

Although Meara was raised a Roman Catholic, she converted to Judaism six years after marrying Stiller. She insisted that she did not convert at Stiller’s request, but because “Catholicism was dead to me.” She took her conversion seriously and studied the Jewish faith in such depth that her Jewish-born husband quipped, […]

REMEMBERING: Tomer Hazan

Israeli Tomer Hazan was lured to the West Bank and murdered a year and a half ago by a Palestinian Arab whom he worked with at a restaurant. For the holiday of Shavuot, his mother wrote to Tomer: “Happy holiday my angel. A holiday of purity, of dairy products. A […]