Boston College Professor of Jewish Studies Ruth Langer, associate director of the University's Center for Christian Jewish Learning, comments on the legacy of the late Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres. Langer offered her thoughts from Jerusalem, where she is conducting research and teaching.

Dr. Langer, who is chair of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations, specializes in the development of Jewish liturgy and ritual and Christian-Jewish relations. Widely published in academic journals, Dr. Langer is also the author of three books: Jewish Liturgy: A Guide to Research; Cursing the Christians?: A History of the Birkat HaMinim; and To Worship God Properly: Tensions between Liturgical Custom and Halakhah in Judaism.