Pnina Lahav (BU): The Woes of WoW: The Women of the Wall as a Religious Social Movement and as Metaphor. Our Abraham, not theirs: Inheriting Abraham, by Jon Levenson, expertly dismantles the idea of the patriarch as the father of three religions. Jonathan Sarna on the Jewish translation that rewrote the Bible: After 50 years, is JPS version getting old in the tooth? An excerpt from Jesus of Nazareth: What He Wanted, Who He Was by Gerhard Lohfink. From The New Yorker, a review of books on Francis of Assisi. Amid threats of Islamic terrorism, a nuclear-armed Iran and tumult across the Middle East, a growing group of American evangelicals say the Antichrist will be Muslim. Jamal Mahjoub interviews Lesley Hazleton, author of The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad. Amy Adamczyk and Brittany Hayes on Islamic cultures, religious affiliation, and sex outside of marriage.

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