•A game show in Turkey called Penitents Compete pits religious leaders from the world’s major faiths against each other in the battle for the soul of a nonbeliever. The atheists are examined by a panel of theologians to prove their sincerity—presumably based on how well they know their Hitchens. [CNN]
•One atheist who has yet to be won over was relegated to reading All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten at his niece’s bat mitzvah. [Examiner]
•Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak swears that kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is A-OK. [JTA]
•Former Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel Mordechai Eliyahu has declared it preferable for IDF soldiers to go to jail rather than listen to a woman sing at an army event. Perhaps he has been reading too much American news and has the wrong idea about what prison’s like. [Arutz Sheva]
•A Jewish blogger says that although he’s “about as far from joining the Anti-Defamation League as you will find,” he’s glad the Atlantic Coast Conference has moved its baseball tournament from South Carolina after the state refused to remove a Confederate flag. [East Coast Bias]
Hadara Graubart was formerly a writer and editor for Tablet Magazine.