Book Review Index

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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Yearsort ascending Issue P Review Author
The Heart of the Matter: Studies in Jewish Mysticism and Theology Green, Arthur Jewish Publication Society 2015 N/D 2015 19 Stein, Marion M
Ruth: From Alienation to Monarchy. Ziegler, Yael Maggid Books 2015 N/D 2015 40 Tesler, David
Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games Kaplan, Ron Skyhorse Publishing 2015 S/O 2016 8 Feder, Debbie
The Mountain Jews and the Mirror Feuerman, Ruchama King Kar-Ben 2015 N/D 2015 3 Cole, Ellen
Kissing in America Rabb, Margo Harper 2015 M/J 15 8-9 Levine, Joyce
She’s Got It Goldwasser, Jacob SISU Entertainment 2015 N/D 2015 45 Pinchuck, Chava
Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron Shindler, Colin Cambridge University Press 2015 F/M 2016 22 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Last Night at the Circle Cinema Franklin, Emily Carolrhoda Books 2015 M/J 2016 8 Bloomfield, Kathy
Avi's Choice Simhaee, Rebeka Rahmani Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch 2015 S/O 2015 36 Pinchuck, Chava
The Koren Succot Mahzor Hebrew/English edition Koren Publishers 2015 F/ M 2017 15 David Tesler
Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom: Vol. One: Chayot / Wild Animals Slifkin, Natan Maggid Books 2015 M/J 2016 36 Tesler, David
Book of Stone, The Papernick, Jonathan Fig Tree Books 2015 S/O 2015 25 Gremillion, Yossi
Ellis Island: An Interactive History Adventure Burgan, Michael You Choose Books 2014 N/D13 1
Hanukkah Herrington, Lisa M. Rookie Read-About Holiday Scholastic 2014 N/D13 13
World War II Spies Price, Sean Stewart Capstone Press 2014 N/D13 10
Hitler and Kristallnacht Langley, Andrew Days of Decision Heinemann 2014 N/D13 9-10
Bubbe’s Belated Bat Mitzvah Pinson, Isabel, Cis, Valeria Kar-Ben 2014 N/D 14 12 Isaac, Fred
Religious and Spiritual Life of the Jews of Medina, The Mazuz, Haggai Brill 2014 S/O 2015 14 Gottschalk, Haim
Shepherd’s Song: Psalm 23 and the Shepherd Metaphor in Jewish Thought Samuel, Michael Leo Kodesh Press 2014 N/D 14 30 Share, Ellen
Popularizing Anti-Semitism in Early modern Spain and its Empire: Francisco de Torrejoncillo and the Centinela contr Judios (1674) Soyer, Francois Brill 2014 N/D 2015 34 Belinfante, Randall C.
Shuki’s Upside-Down Dream Ganz, Yaffa Feldheim 2014 M/J 15 14 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Torah: Beauty Beyond Belief: Insightful Responses to Challenging Questions Jacobovitz, Rabbi Avraham Menucha Publishers 2014 M/J 15 30 Pinchuck, Kathe
The Princess of Dan Nadborny-Burgeman, Nechama Sarah Gila Menorah Books 2014 M/J 15 44 Gremillion, Yossi
Oif Der Aleph-Bais Shif Altein, Chani Hachai 2014 M/J 15 18 Dublin, Anne
The Arabic Translation and Commentary of Yefet ben ‘Eli the Karaite on the Book of Joshua Robinson, James T. Brill 2014 M/J 15 35-36 Belinfante, Randall C.
Fiddler on the Roof: Based on Sholem Aleichem’s Stories Bock, Jerry, Stein, Joseph, Harnick, Sheldon, Aleichem, Sholem Crown Publishers 2014 S/O 2015 4 Share, Ellen
Goldie Takes a Stand: Golda Meir’s First Crusade. Krasner, Barbara Kar-Ben 2014 N/D 14 2 Dublin, Anne
Midrash Esther Rabbah: Critical Edition Based on Manuscripts with an Introduction, References, Variant Readings and Commentary. Tabory, Joseph, Atzmon, Arnon Midrash Project of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies 2014 S/O 2015 19 Roth, Pinchas
David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory Wright, Jacob L. Cambridge University Press 2014 N/D 14 35 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Utopia: The Walking Stories of the Zohar Greenstein, David Stanford University Press 2014 N/D 2015 19 Levy, David B
Red Mansions: A Novel Drew, Cynthia Fithian Press 2014 N/D 2015 41 Stahl, Sheryl F.
The Jewish Parrot and Other Judeo-Spanish Tales Azar, François Lior Press 2014 M/J 15 9 Dublin, Anne
Living the Life of Jewish Meditation: A Comprehensive Guide to Practice and Experience. Glick, Rabbi Yoel Jewish Lights Publishing 2014 M/J 15 24 Pinchuck, Kathe
Reading Philo: A Handbook to Philo of Alexandria Torrey, Seland Eerdman's 2014 M/J 15 40 Levy, David B
Beautiful Yetta’s Hanukkah Kitten Pinkwater, Daniel Feiwel and Friends 2014 N/D 14 6 Marks, Allison
Out of the Shoebox. Reshef, Yaron CreateSpace 2014 S/O 2015 2014 Stahl, Sheryl F.
The Sound of Applause Greene, Jacqueline Dembar American Girl Series American Girl Publishing 2014 S/O 2015 29-30 Dublin, Anne
Sammy Spider’s First Mitzvah Rouss, Sylvia A., Kahn, Katherine Janus Kar-Ben 2014 N/D 14 12 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Dairy Made Easy: Triple Tested Recipes for Every Day Schapira, Leah, Dwek, Victoria Mesorah 2014 N/D 14 30 Schutzman, Laura
Farewell, Aleppo: My Father, My People, and Their Long Journey Home Sutton, Claudette E. Terra Nova Books 2014 N/D 2015 35 Dwoskin, Beth
The Gates of Repentance-Shaarei Teshuvah. Rabbeinu Yonah of Gerona Kahn, David Philipp Feldheim 2014 M/J 15 30-31 Belinfante, Randall C.
The Disambiguation of Susan Sarnoff, Sarah Saint Gaudens Press 2014 M/J 15 44-45 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Ishmael’s Oranges Hajaj, Claire Oneworld Publications 2014 N/D 2015 42 Pinchuck, Chava
The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature Adams, Jenni Bloomsbury Academic 2014 M/J 15 19 Darrow, Sheila
In the Shadow of Zion: Promised Lands Before Israel Rovner, Adam New York University Press 2014 M/J 15 36 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Hilarious Hebrew: The Fun and Fast Way to Learn the Language Breuer, Yael, Shavit, Eyal, Smith, Aubrey Pitango Publishing 2014 F/M 16 5 Bibel, Barbara M.
Growing up Jewish in Alexandria: The Story of a Sephardic Family’s Exodus from Egypt Carasso, Lucienne CreateSpace 2014 S/O 2015 4 Simon, Rachel
Daniel in the Lions’ Den: The Brick Bible for Kids Smith, Brendan Powell Sky Pony Press 2014 N/D 14 3 Marks, Allison
Kuzmino Chronicles: Memoirs of Teenage Holocaust Survival Moskowitz, Leib & Gittel Shoah Forensics Art Institute Publications 2014 S/O 2015 33 Isaac, Fred
Aishes Chayil Song: Discover how each verse illuminates a unique and exceptional Woman of Valor from Tanach, The Tropper, Yosef CreateSpace 2014 S/O 2015 21 Schutzman, Laura
Enjoying Genesis: The Bible in Rhyme Workbook Volume 1 Goldlist, Marcia The Bible in Rhyme series CreateSpace 2014 M/J 15 5 Pinchuck, Kathe
Why Evolution Matters: a Jewish Approach. Rutman, Joel Yehudah Vallentine Mitchell 2014 N/D 2015 30 Dwoskin, Beth
Lullaby Friedman, Debbie Jewish Lights Publishing 2014 M/J 15 10 Isaac, Fred
From Bomboloni to Bagel, A Story of Two Worlds Gmach, Jacqueline Semha, Liber, Hillary Selese Gefen 2014 M/J 15 24 Freiband, Susan
Picture This!: A Photo Journal of Holy Times, Holy Work, and Holy Places in Eretz Yisrael Tscholkowsky, Esther Feldheim 2014 M/J 15 41 Wolfe, Nira
Letters from Mir: A Torah World in the Shadow of the Shoah, The Correspondence of Ernest Gugenheim Gugenheim, Claude-Annie OU Press 2014 S/O 2015 9 Gordon, Ilka
On Bittersweet Place. Wineberg, Ronna Relegation Books 2014 S/O 2015 27 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Lights, Camera, Rebecca! Greene, Jacqueline Dembar American Girl Series American Girl Publishing 2014 S/O 2015 29-30 Dublin, Anne
On the Margins of a Minority: Leprosy, Madness, and Disability Among the Jews of Medieval Europe. Shoham-Steiner, Ephriam, Watzman, Haim Wayne State University Press 2014 N/D 14 31 Stahl, Sheryl F.
The Mitten String Rosner, Jennifer Random House 2014 M/J 15 15 Marks, Allison
Headlines: Halachic Debates of Current Events Lichtenstein, Dovid OU Press 2014 M/J 15 31 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Dinner with Stalin and other Stories Shrayer-Petrov, David Syracuse University Press 2014 M/J 15 45 Freiband, Susan
Safekeeping Hope, Jessamyn Fig Tree Books 2014 N/D 2015 42 Gremillion, Yossi
Loyal Sons: Jews in the German Army during the Great War Appelbaum, Peter C. Valentine Mitchell 2014 M/J 15 19-20 Simon, Rachel
A Best-Selling Hebrew Book of the Modern Era: The Book of the Covenant of Pinhas Hurwitz and Its Remarkable Legacy Ruderman, David B. Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies University of Washington Press 2014 M/J 15 36-37 Sukenic, Harvey
Jonah and the Whale: The Brick Bible for Kids Smith, Brendan Powell Sky Pony Press 2014 N/D 14 3 Marks, Allison
Talmud, A Biography: Banned, Censored and Burned. The Book They Couldn’t Suppress, The Freedman, Harry Bloomsbury 2014 N/D 14 18 Smith, Sonia
Aishes Chayil Song: Discover how each verse illuminates a unique and exceptional Woman of Valor from Tanach, The Tropper, Yosef CreateSpace 2014 S/O 2015 21 Schutzman, Laura
Enchantress: A Novel of Rav Hisda’s Daughter Anton, Maggie Plume 2014 N/D 14 36 Gremillion, Yossi
A Vocabulary of Desire: The Song of Songs in the Early Synagogue Lieber, Laura e Brill Reference Library of Judaism, 40 Brill 2014 N/D 2015 26 Rosenbloom, Jim
Enjoying The Book of Esther: The Bible in Rhyme Goldlist, Marcia The Bible in Rhyme series CreateSpace 2014 M/J 15 5 Pinchuck, Kathe
Hamidbar Medaber (The Desert Speaks) Zebrina (musical group) Tzadik 2014 N/D 14 43 Pinchuck, Kathe
Judeans and Jews: Four Faces of Dichotomy in Ancient Jewish History Schwartz, Daniel University of Toronto Press 2014 N/D 2015 30 Tesler, David
Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud Vidas, Moulie Princeton University Press 2014 M/J 15 41-42 Roth, Pinchas
Garden of Time, the Hammer, Jill, Cohen, Zoe Skinner House Books 2014 N/D 14 7 Pastcan, Ben
Rebbe : the Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History . Telushkin, Joseph Harper Collins 2014 F/M 2016 25 Gordon, Ilka
Kaplan’s Quest Steinitz, Richard Enigma Press 2014 M/J 15 45 Jefferson, Rebecca
The Glow of the Spotlight: My Journey with Rebecca Greene, Jacqueline Dembar American Girl Series American Girl Publishing 2014 S/O 2015 29-30 Dublin, Anne
Tailors of Tomaszow: a Memoir of Polish Jews, The Chernoff, Rena Margulies, Chernoff, Allan Texas Tech University Press 2014 N/D 14 14 Smith, Sonia
Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America. Nakhimovsky, Alice, Newman, Roberta University of Indiana Press 2014 S/O 2015 16 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Shalom: A Congregational Guide to Jewish Meditation Schotz, Leslie Leslie Schotz 2014 N/D 14 31 Kohn, Roger S.
Night Songs from a Neighboring Village: Ballads of the Ukrainian and Yiddish Heartland Alpert, Michael, Kytasty, Julian Oriente Musik 2014 M/J 2016 42 Pinnolis, Judith S.
From Foe to Friend & Other Stories Agnon, S. Y. The Toby Press 2014 M/J 15 1 Bloomfield, Kathy
Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism, Christianity, and the Construction of Modern Judaism Magid, Shaul Stanford University Press 2014 M/J 15 32 Kohn, Roger S.
Shira, Detective - CHAMETZ Detective! Sabbag, Galia, Taylor, Erin Shira's Series 2014 F/M 16 46 Citrin, Rena
Breathless Lamstein, Sarah Finishing Line Press 2014 N/D 2015 43 Pinchuck, Chava
Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz: Men, Women, and Everyday Religious Observance Baumgarten, Elisheva University of Pennsylvania Press 2014 M/J 15 20 Chesner, Michelle
Leadership and Conflict, Tensions in Medieval and Early Modern Jewish History and Culture Saperstein, Marc The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2014 M/J 15 37 Tesler, David
Israel: Is It Good for the Jews? Cohen, Richard I. Simon & Schuster 2014 S/O 2015 5 Silverburg, Sanford R.
More all-of-a-Kind Family. Taylor, Sydney Lizzie Skurnick Books 2014 N/D 14 3 Isaac, Fred
Jews and Islamic Law in early 20th Century Yemen Wagner, Mark Indiana Series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies Indiana University Press 2014 S/O 2015 21 Belinfante, Randall C.
Many Seconds into the Future: 10 Stories Clayton, John J. Texas Tech University Press 2014 N/D 14 38 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Joshua: The Challenge of the Promised Land Hattin, Michael Maggid Books 2014 N/D 2015 21 Tesler, David
John Lennon and the Jews: a Philosophical Rampage Maghen, Ze'ev Toby Press 2014 N/D 2015 26 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Spinoza: The Outcast Thinker Lehmann, Devra namelos 2014 M/J 15 5-6 Krasner, Barbara
Politics, Faith, and the Making of American Judaism Adams, Peter University of Michigan Press 2014 N/D 2015 11 Isaac, Fred
Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi Rubin, Susan Goldman Holiday House 2014 M/J 15 10 Lenson, Heather
Jewish Medical Resistance in the Holocaust Grodin, Michael A. Berghahn Books 2014 M/J 15 26 Bibel, Barbara M.
Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century Wengeroff, Pauline Stanford University Press 2014 M/J 15 42 Seigel, Amanda
Zeide, Why Are You Wearing White Tennis Shoes on Yom Kippur? Neinstein, Larry, Bubar, Lorraine Neinstein Publishers 2014 N/D 14 8 Pinchuck, Kathe

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