Nearly 1,000 mourners gathered at Temple Beth Am in Pinecrest, Florida, on Friday for a memorial service for Steven Sotloff, 31, the second American freelance journalist to be decapitated by ISIS. There, a cousin read a letter from Mr. Sotloff smuggled out by a former cellmate in May.
“Please know I’m O.K.,” it read. “Live your life to the fullest and fight to be happy. … Everyone has two lives. The second one begins when you realize you have only one.”