The Life and Death of Steven Sotloff

Tablet‘s Jonathan Zalman has written a two-part account of the life, capture, and murder of journalist and ISIS hostage Steven Sotloff. Barak Barfi, a longtime friend who reported with Sotloff, tells Zalman about Sotloff’s faith: “Steve wasn’t willing to give up his faith for worldly pleasures to improve his horrible lot. He had a deep belief in his people and his faith and he would’ve never have given that up. Sometimes we have to conceal our faith to avoid persecution but it doesn’t mean that we’re not proud of it. All those prisoners knew he was Jewish.”

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