Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is someone I once called typically smarmy. However that, his elegy for Hitchens has this hook, "I have no doubt that Christopher Hitchens will have an afterlife." The HuffPo editors cleverly selected that on the link to the article to get your blood boiling. (Support yellow journalism! Read the HuffPo!) The quote is,
I have no doubt that Christopher Hitchens will have an afterlife. As one of the most original and provocative writers of his generation, his words will continue to mesmerize, incite, confound, and entertain.
Boteach does try to hijack Hitchens because Hitchens had some Jewish ancestry on his mother's side. But unlike Douthat he does try to retroactively make him into a theist.
This year Boteach had sent him a case of Kosher wine to be drunk at Hannukkah. Hitchens wrote back that he had already drunk it. They were planning a 5th debate as soon as Hitchens' voice recovered.
Boteach's elegy is rather good: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-shmuley-boteach/christopher-hitchens-and-_b_1153880.html
Then after enjoying that, harsh your buzz by reading this just-plain-stupid one from a Lutheran trying to make Hitchens somehow into Lutheran: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brandon-g-withrow/christopher-hitchens-as-a_b_1153873.html