Book Review Index


Please note that this index does not link to the full text of the book reviews.
Digital copies of AJL Reviews are available back to the Nov/Dec 2007 issue of the AJL Newsletter.
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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Authorsort descending
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Get to Know the Justice Who Speaks Her Mind Micklos, John Jr. Capstone 2019 N/D 2019 12 Colodny, Debbie
Bentzi and the Magic Potion Glick, Shifra Bentzi Feldheim 2017 M/J 2018 10 Colodny, Debbie
A Dreidel in Time: A New Spin on an Old Tale Berneger, Marcia, Castro, Beatriz Kar Ben 2019 N/D 2019 20 Colodny, Debbie
Returning Home: Journeys to Israel Silverman, Erica Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 S/O 2016 36-37 Quay, Alex
Americans in the Holy Land Zohar, Gil Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 S/O 2016 36-37 Quay, Alex
Israel: Holy Land to Many Zohar, Gil Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 S/O 2016 36-37 Quay, Alex
A Whale of a Time and More Stories for Thinking Kids! Stein, Rachel, Katz, Tova Feldheim 2015 F/M 16 37-38 Quay, Alex
Israel: Stories of Conflict and Resolution, Love and Death Zohar, Gil Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 S/O 2016 36-37 Quay, Alex
Potatoes at Turtle Rock. Schnur, Susan, Schnur-Fishman, Anna, Steele-Morgan, Alex Kar-Ben 2016 N/D 2016 2 Quay, Alex
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir Engle, Margarita Atheneum 2015 M/J 2016 5 Quay, Alex
Echo After Echo Capetta, Amy Rose Candlewick Press 2017 M/J 2018 14 Quay, Alex
Lola Levine is Not Mean! Brown, Monica Little Brown and Company 2015 M/J 2016 6 Quay, Alex
Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism Aronson, Marc, Budhos, Marina Henry Holt 2017 M/J 2018 8 Quay, Alex
Blacklisted: Hollywood, the Cold War, and the First Amendment Brimner, Larry Dane Calkins Creek 2018 M/J 2019 17 Quay, Alex
Yael and the Party of the Year Lane, Tamsin Simon & Schuster 2018 N/D 2018 10 Quay, Alex
First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great Wallace, Sandra Neil, Wallace, Rich, Nowicka, Agata Little Brown and Company 2018 M/J 2019 5-6 Quay, Alex
Little Red Rosie Kimmel, Eric A., Gutierrez, Monica Apples and Honey Press 2016 S/O 2016 27-28 Quay, Alex
Divrei Mishkan T’filah: Delving into the Siddur Sarason, Richard S. Central Conference of American Rabbis 2018 M/J 2018 28 Smailes, Suzanne
Universal Art: Hebrew Grammar Across Disciplines and Faiths Vidro, Nadia, Zweip, Irene E., Olszowy-Schlanger, Judith Studies in Jewish History and Culture; 46 Brill 2014 F/M 2016 25 Smailes, Suzanne
Broken Carousel: German Jewish Soldier-Poets of the Great War Appelbaum, Peter C. , Scott, James W Stone Tower Books 2017 N/D 2018 36 Smailes, Suzanne
The New World Haggadah Stavans, Ilan, Ballen, Gloria Abella Gaon Books 2016 F/ M 2017 24 Smailes, Suzanne
Writing Jewish Culture: Paradoxes in Ethnography Andreas Kilcher, Gabriella Safran Indiana University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 12 Beth Dwoskin
For those left behind : A Jewish Anthology of Comfort and Healing Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, Anne E. Pettit Mazo Publishers 2016 F/M 2017 5 Nathan Rosen
Remember my Soul: What to Do in Memory of A Loved One; A Path of Reflection and Inspiration for Shiva, the Stages of Jewish Mourning and Beyond Lori Palatnik, Yaakov Palatnik K'hal Publishing & Afikim Foundation 2016 F/ M 2017 18 Nathan Rosen
From Mouring to Morning: A Comprehensive Guide to Mourning, Grieving, and Bereavement with Special Emphasis on the Shiva Call Simeon Schreiber Urim Publications 2016 F/ M 2017 20 Nathan Rosen
Necessary Mourning: Healing the Loss of a Parent through Jewish Ritual Abraham-Klein, Dahlia Shamashi Press 2016 F/M 2017 1 Nathan Rosen
Jewish Rites of Death: Stories of Beauty and Transformation Richard A. Light Terra Nova Books 2016 F/ M 2017 15 Nathan Rosen
The Jewish Book of Grief and Healing: A Spiritual Companion for Mourning Stuart M. Matlins Jewish Lights 2016 F/ M 2017 16 Nathan Rosen
The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France Ethan B. Katz Harvard University Press 2015 F/ M 2017 12 Randall C. Belinfante
Royal Attire: On Karaite and Rabbanite Beliefs Ben Nisan, Hakham Moredechai, Gabriel Wasserman The Karaite Jews of America Press 2016 F/M 2017 2 Randall C. Belinfante
A Queer Way Out: The Politics of Queer Emigration from Israel Amit, Hila SUNY Press 2018 F/M 2019 1 Lieberman, Eli
Superman Isn't Jewish ( But I Am....Kinda) Bemon, Jimmy, Boudet, Emilie, McGuinness, Nanette Humanoids, Inc. 2018 F/M 2019 2 Lieberman, Eli
The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross: Rescuing a Symbol of Peace from the Forces of Hate Nakagaki, T.K. Stone Bridge Press 2019 N/D 2019 27-28 Lieberman, Eli
Memoirs of a False Messiah Becker, Pamela self-published 2019 F/M 2020 34 Lieberman, Eli
Defenders of the Faith: Studies in Nineteenth-and-Twentieth Century Orthodoxy and Reform Bleich, Judith Touro University Press 2020 S/O 2020 26 Lieberman, Eli
The Satan: How God's Executioner Became God's Enemy Stokes, Ryan Eerdmans 2019 N/D 2019 31 Lieberman, Eli
The Siege of Tel Aviv Kestin, Hesh DZANC Books 2019 M/J 2019 39 Lieberman, Eli
(((Semitism))): Being Jewish in the Age of Trump Weisman, Jonathan St. Martin's Press 2018 N/D 2018 35 Lieberman, Eli
A Fist Around the Heart Chisvin, Heather Second Story Press 2018 N/D 2018 36 Lieberman, Eli
Jonah and Amos Israel Drazin Gefen 2016 F/M 2017 5 Arthur G. Quinn
The Sefiros and the Self: A Divine Blueprint for Self-Discovery and Personal Growth Yaakov Feder Feldheim Publishers 2016 F/M 2017 6 Nira Wolfe
Converting Masters: World Famous Masterpieces with a Jewish Twist Etsy Frankel-Fersel Menorah Books 2016 F/ M 2017 6 Nira Wolfe
Saved to Remember: Raoul Wallenberg, Budapest 1944 and After Frank Vajda Monash University Publishing 2016 F/ M 2017 25-26 Nira Wolfe
The Jewish Fact Finder: A Bookful of Important Torah Facts and Handy Jewish Information Yaffa Ganz Feldheim Publishers 2016 F/ M 2017 8 Nira Wolfe
Happiness the Jewish Way: A Practical Guide to Happiness through the Lens of Jewish Wisdom Olga Gilburd Createspace Independent Publishing Platform 2015 F/ M 2017 8-9 Nira Wolfe
Tiferet Yisrael: Translation and Commentary: Volume 1: Introduction and Chapters 1-9. Loew, Yehudah ben Bezalel, Widmonte, Ramon Urim Publications 2016 M/J 2018 26 David B. Levy
The Zohar: Pritzker Edition Volume 11 Joel Hecker Stanford University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 6 David B. Levy
The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Volume 10 Nathan Wolski Stanford University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 26 David B. Levy
A Matter of Geography: A New Perspective on Medieval Hebrew Poetry Kfir, Uriah Etudes sur le Judaisme Medieval, 74 Brill 2018 N/D 2018 29 David B. Levy
My Own Words Ruth Bader Ginsburg Simon and Schuster 2016 F/M 2017 9 Rachel Simon
Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey Susan J. Gordon Syracuse University Press 2016 F/M 2017 10 Barbara Krasner
Bronislaw Huberman Aronson, Peter Double M Books 2018 N/D 2018 7 Barbara Krasner
Clepsydra: Essay on the Plurality of Time in Judaism Sylvie Anne Goldberg, Benjamin Ivry Stanford University Press 2016 F/M 2017 9-10 Roger S. Kohn
Jewish and Non-Jewish Spaces in the Urban Context Alina Gromova, Felix Heinert, Sebastian Voigt Neofelis Verlag GmbH 2015 F/M 2017 10 Pinchas Roth
Maimonides: Between Philosophy and Halakhah: Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik's Lectures on the Guide of the Perplexed Lawrence Kaplan Urim Publications 2016 F/M 2017 11-12 Yoel Finkelman
Jewish Voices in Feminism: Transnational Perspectives Nelly Las, Ruth Morris University of Nebraska Press 2015 F/ M 2017 13 Suzanne Smailes
After the Death of God, a Phenomenological Study of Hebrew Literature Avi Sagi Academic Studies Press 2016 F/ M 2017 19 David Tesler
Rendevous with God; Revealing the Meaning of the Jewish Holidays and their Mysterious Rituals Nathan Laufer Maggid Press 2016 F/ M 2017 14 David Tesler
The Koren Succot Mahzor Hebrew/English edition Koren Publishers 2015 F/ M 2017 15 David Tesler
Jews and Judaism in the Rabbinic Era: Image and Reality - History and Historiography Gafni, Isaiah M. Mohr Siebrek 2019 S/O 2020 28-29 David Tesler
Style and Seducation: Jewish Patrons, Architecture, and Design in Fin de Siecle Vienna Elana Shapira Brandeis University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 21 Hallie Cantor
Zionists in Interwar Czechoslovakia: Minority Nationalism and the Politics of Belonging Tatjana Lichtenstein Indiana University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 14-15 Hallie Cantor
Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict & the Movement to Boycott Israel Cary Nelson Indiana University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 18 Marion M. Stein
Reframing Holocaust Testimony Noah Shenker Indiana University Press 2015 F/ M 2017 21-22 Joy Kingsolver
Arab-Jewish Literature: The Birth and Demise of the Arab Short Story Snir, Reuven Brill 2019 N/D 2019 30 Dr. Yaffa Weisman
Girls of Liberty: The Struggle for Suffrage in Mandatory Palestine Margalit Shilo Brandeis University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 22 Dr. Yaffa Weisman
Tubercular Capital: Illness and the Conditions of Modern Jewish Writing Yudkoff, Sunny S. Stanford University Press 2019 N/D 2019 32 Dr. Yaffa Weisman
Genius Physicist: Albert Einstein Marsico, Katie Lerner 2017 N/D 2019 11-12 Issac, Fred
Anne Frank: Get to Know the Girls Beyond Her Diary Radomski, Kassandra Capstone 2019 M/J 2019 5 Issac, Fred
Six Memos form the Last Millennium: A Novelist Reads the Talmud Joseph Skibell University of Texas Press 2016 F/ M 2017 24 Issac, Fred
Kosher Taste Amy Stopniki Feldheim Publishers 2016 F/ M 2017 25 Debbie Feder
Jewish Participation in the Fire Service in the Second World War: Last Voices Martin Sugarman Vallentine Mitchell 2016 F/ M 2017 25 Marlene Schiffman
Shani's Shoebox Hoffer, Rinat Green Bean Books 2018 N/D 2019 21 Levitan, Rebecca
Echo Still: Is there more to life than making the team? Tibbits, Tim Green Bean Books 2018 N/D 2019 14 Levitan, Rebecca
Building Wachsler, Leah Hachai Publishing 2017 M/J 2018 19 Levitan, Rebecca
Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation Folman, Ari, Polonsky, David [nid:52283], illustrator Pantheon Books 2018 M/J 2019 1 Levitan, Rebecca
We Can Find A Way: A Hachnosas Orchim Inclusion Story Rosenfeld, Dina H., Wummer, Amy Hachai Publishing 2018 M/J 2019 16 Levitan, Rebecca
Children of Willesden Lane: A True Story of Hope and Survival During World War II Golabek, Mona , Cohen, Lee, Sher, Emil Young Readers Edition Little, Brown Books for Young People 2017 M/J 2018 15 Levitan, Rebecca
What's a Grandparent? Trigere, Jane, Vincent, Lu Schoen Books 2018 N/D 2019 19-20 Levitan, Rebecca
Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life and Work Ortiz, Victoria Clarion Books 2019 F/M 2020 42 Flax, Shoshana
Room For One More Polak, Monique Kar Ben 2019 N/D 2019 16 Flax, Shoshana
All About Anne Metsellar, Menno, Scarry, Harry Second Story Press 2018 N/D 2018 8-9 Flax, Shoshana
12 Before 13 Greenwald, Lisa Katherine Tagen Books- HarperCollins 2018 M/J 2019 9 Flax, Shoshana
Feeling Better A to Z: A Book About Bikur Cholim Chomer, Malka Nussbaum, Bolton, Bill Hachai Publishing 2019 N/D 2019 17-18 Flax, Shoshana
Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel Klagsbrun, Francine Schocken Books 2017 M/J 2018 25 Eltman, George S.
Solomon Schonfeld: Hero of the Kindertransport Goldstein, Riki Great Jewish Lives Menucha 2018 F/M 2020 41 Chava,Pinchuck
The Courage Club Goetz, Bracha, Younger, Devora Jewish Children's Book Club 2017 N/D 2018 7 Chava,Pinchuck
The King's Horse: A Purim Story Sokol, Leah, Boroda, Joni Aliza Mosaica Press 2019 M/J 2019 23 Chava,Pinchuck
Wine, Whisky & Halacha Kallus, HaRav Shraga, Rabbi Abraham Chaim Slansky Second Edition Orot Chaim 2018 N/D 2018 28 Chava,Pinchuck
One Yellow Daffodil: A Chanukah Story Adler, David A., Katz, Avi Menucha Classroom Solutions 2019 N/D 2019 12-13 Chava,Pinchuck
Thought and the Perception of Evil: Aristotle, Plato, the Hebrew Bible, and the Babylonian Talmud Trachtenberg, Eliezer A. Geffen 2018 N/D 2018 34-35 Randall C. Belinfante [nid:51578] and Anne-Marie Belinfante
The Jews of Khazaria 3rd Edition Brook, Kevin Alan Rowman & Littlefield 2018 M/J 2019 25 Randall C. Belinfante [nid:51578] and Anne-Marie Belinfante
Anti-Shechita Prosecutions in the Anglo-American World 1855-1913: A Major Attack on Jewish Freedoms Fraser, David Academic Studies Press 2018 M/J 2019 25-26 Randall C. Belinfante [nid:51578] and Anne-Marie Belinfante
Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel Gorfinkel, Jordan B., Erez, Zadok Koren Publishers 2019 M/J 2019 2 Pinchuk, Chava
The Story of Rebbetzin Henny Machlis: Her Amazing Home and Family Zakon, Rabbi Nachman, Zakon, Miriam Artscroll/Mesorah 2018 N/D 2018 9 Pinchuk, Chava
Welcome Back, Madame Chamberlaine Wolner, Tzipie Menucha 2018 M/J 2019 11 Pinchuk, Chava
The Visit to Latrun Liberman, Judith Weinshall Dog Ear Publishing 2018 N/D 2018 11 Silver, Linda
Lady Amelie Jakobovits: Queen of Kindness Gebber, Leah Great Jewish Lives Menucha 2019 F/M 2020 40-41 Gann, Marjorie
Cardozo on the Parashah: Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion: The Book of Genesis Cardozo, Nathan Lopes Kasva Press 2019 N/D 2019 22 Belinfante, Randall C. & Anne Marie
Encyclopedia of Jewish Values: Between Man and Man Amsel, Nachum Urim Publications 2018 S/O 2019 9 Belinfante, Randall C. & Anne Marie