Eccentric Hollywood Producer Returns to His Jerusalem Roots

Howard Rosenman may be best known for films like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," but the former yeshiva student, who volunteered in the Six-Day War, traces his roots to Mea She'arim.

Hollywood producer Howard Rosenman, a scion of fifth and sixth generation ultra-Orthodox Jerusalemite families from Mea She'arim, and the product of long days in the yeshivas of Far Rockaway, Queens, long nights at the gay clubs of New York and Los Angeles, and a never wavering love affair with Israel, was back in the city of his ancestors this week.