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.
Earlier print back issues are housed in Cincinnati, OH at the Hebrew Union College Library.

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Author/Editor Title Place of Publication Yearsort descending Series ISBN Issue P Review Author Review format Review type
Von Konigslow, Alexis The Capacity for Infinite Happiness 2015 N/D 2015 43 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Bikont, Anna, Valles, Alissa Crime and the Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne, the 2015 N/D 2015 15 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Polak, Joseph After the Holocaust the Bells Still Ring 2015 S/O 2016 12 Pinchuck, Chava
Brown, Monica Lola Levine is Not Mean! 2015 M/J 2016 6 Quay, Alex
Aron, Lewis, Henik, Libby Answering a Question with a Question: Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Jewish Thought: a Tradition of Inquiry, v.2 2015 F/M 16 2 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Nathan Wolski The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Volume 10 2016 F/ M 2017 26 David B. Levy
Rouss, Sylvia A., Naim, Asher Yosef’s Dream 2016 N/D 2016 11 Levine, Joyce
Meyer, Susan Lynn Skating with the Statue of Liberty 2016 S/O 2016 32 Marks, Allison
Goren, Michal Mitzvah Kids: Learning and Laughing Throughout the Jewish Year 2016 M/J 2016 12-13 Pinchuck, Chava
Wolfe, Greg Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf 2016 S/O 2016 38-39 Bloomfield, Kathy
Rouss, Sylvia A., Kahn, Katherine Janus A Holiday for Ari Ant 2016 F/M 16 45 Kamin, Rachel
Band, Debra, Scheindlin, Raymond P. Kabbalat Shabbat: The Great Unification 2016 F/M 2017 4 Share, Ellen Book
Lawrence Kaplan Maimonides: Between Philosophy and Halakhah: Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik's Lectures on the Guide of the Perplexed 2016 F/M 2017 11-12 Yoel Finkelman
Epstein, Lawrence J. Dream of Zion: The Story of the First Zionist Congress 2016 S/O 2016 6 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Avi Sagi After the Death of God, a Phenomenological Study of Hebrew Literature 2016 F/ M 2017 19 David Tesler
Backer, Ivan My Train to Freedom: A Jewish Boy’s Journey from Nazi Europe to a Life of Activism. 2016 F/M 16 2 Levine, Joyce
Steinberg, Jessica, Pike, Amanda Not This Turkey! 2016 N/D 2016 11-12 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Patterson, Jose My Aunt Manya 2016 S/O 2016 32-33 Marks, Allison
Ben-Gur, Naomi, Kober, Shahar The Cricket and the Ant: A Shabbat Story 2016 S/O 2016 39 Dublin, Anne
Ruben, Kelly Easton, Friar, Joanne A Place for Elijah 2016 F/M 16 45-46 Feit, Shelly
Ben David, Aryeh Becoming a Soulful Educator: How to Bring Jewish Learning from Our Minds and Hearts to Our Souls- and into Our Lives 2016 F/M 2017 4 Stuhlman, Daniel D. Book Adult
Collins, John J. The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature. 3rd edition 2016 N/D 2016 14 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Tidhar, Lavie Central Station 2016 M/J 2016 41 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Simeon Schreiber From Mouring to Morning: A Comprehensive Guide to Mourning, Grieving, and Bereavement with Special Emphasis on the Shiva Call 2016 F/ M 2017 20 Nathan Rosen
Killcoyne, Hope Lourie Anne Frank: Heroic Diarist of the Holocaust 2016 Britannica Beginner Bios N/D 2016 4 Krasner, Barbara
Pummer, Reinhar Samaritans: A Profile. 2016 S/O 2016 13 Belinfante, Randall C.
Not This Turkey! 2016 N/D 2016 11-12 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Pressberg, Dava Anti-Semitism: Jewish Immigrants Seek Safety in America (1881-1914) 2016 M/J 2016 13 Bloomfield, Kathy
Marks, Allison, Marks, Wayne A Gefilte Fishy Tale 2016 S/O 2016 39-40 Citrin, Rena
Paul Bogdanor Kaszner's Crime 2016 F/M 2017 4 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Feldman, Lawrence H. Franco’s Refugees: Records of the Jews Who Came Through Spain and Portugal to New York City 1940-1941: Volume I, June–October 1940 2016 N/D 2016 15 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Andreas Kilcher, Gabriella Safran Writing Jewish Culture: Paradoxes in Ethnography 2016 F/ M 2017 12 Beth Dwoskin
Zakheim, Dov S. Recovering a Voice: West European Jewish Communities after the Holocaust 2016 N/D 2016 23 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Greenberg, Irving Sage Advice: Pirkei Avot 2016 S/O 2016 6 Sukenic, Harvey
Schwartz, Richard H. Who Stole My Religion? Revitalizing Judaism and Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal our Imperiled Planet 2016 F/ M 2017 20 Stuhlman, Daniel D. Book Adult
Arato, Rona Ship to Nowhere: On Board the Exodus, The 2016 Holocaust Remembrance Book for Young Readers - Book 15 N/D 2016 4-5 Pinchuck, Chava
Stern, Ariella, Argoff, Patti Pesach Guess Who? A Lift-the-Flap Book 2016 N/D 2016 12 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Israel Drazin Jonah and Amos 2016 F/M 2017 5 Arthur G. Quinn
Bernstein, Leonard Symphony No. 3 ‘Kaddish’ 2016 M/J 2016 42 Wolfe, Nira
Dinezon, Jacob, Peppler, Jane Hershele, a Jewish Love Story 2016 N/D 2016 24 Dwoskin, Beth
Huss, Boaz Zohar: Reception and Impact. 2016 S/O 2016 8 Scheide, Daniel
Holub, Robert C Nietzsche’s Jewish Problem: Between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Judaism 2016 M/J 2016 31 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Raz Segal Genocide in the Carpathians: War, Social Breakdown, and Mass Violence 2016 F/ M 2017 20
Banki, Danna, Spira, Susan Dreams Are Forbidden 2016 N/D 2016 5 Krasner, Barbara
Kimmel, Eric A., Surducan, Maria Gabriel's Horn 2016 S/O 2016 27 Kamin, Rachel
Wiseman, Eva Another Me 2016 S/O 2016 34 Dublin, Anne
Zoldan, Yael, Salanitro, Robert Shimmy Shambone Will Not Go to Bed! 2016 F/M 16 41 Pinchuck, Chava
Drazin, Israel Unusual Bible Interpretations: Ruth, Esther, and Judith 2016 F/M 2017 5 Stuhlman, Daniel D. Book Adult
Fishbane, Simcha Impact of Culture and Cultures Upon Jewish Customs and Rituals; Collected Essays 2016 Judaism and Jewish Life N/D 2016 15-16 Tesler, David
Nathan Laufer Rendevous with God; Revealing the Meaning of the Jewish Holidays and their Mysterious Rituals 2016 F/ M 2017 14 David Tesler
Foer, Jonathan Safran Here I Am 2016 N/D 2016 24 Gremillion, Yossi
Jabotinsky, Vladimir, Horowitz, Brian, Katsis, Leonid Vladimir Jabotinsky’s Story of My Life 2016 M/J 2016 31 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Irene Shaland The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories, Seeking Jewish Narrative All Over the World 2016 F/ M 2017 21 Freiband, Susan
Braun, Eric Trapped Behind Enemy Lines: The Story of the U.S. Army Air Force 807th Medical Evacuation Squadron 2016 N/D 2016 5 Bloomfield, Kathy
Kimmel, Eric A., Gutierrez, Monica Little Red Rosie 2016 S/O 2016 27-28 Quay, Alex
Marks, Allison, Marks, Wayne, Peluso, Martina Og's Ark 2016 F/M 16 34 Lurie, Aimee
undefined The Boy at the Top of the Mountain 2016 S/O 2016 35 Pinchuck, Chava
Zasloff, Doni Sing-Along Alef Bet 2016 M/J 2016 14-15 Dublin, Anne
Wayland, April Halprin, Kath, Katie More than Enough: A Passover Story 2016 F/M 16 47 Eskin, Marcie
Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, Anne E. Pettit For those left behind : A Jewish Anthology of Comfort and Healing 2016 F/M 2017 5 Nathan Rosen
Foster, Steven, Foster, Joyce, Brovsky, Cindy Rabbi and Senator Sleep Together: Marrying Religion and Politics. 2016 N/D 2016 16 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Levitan, Chana That's Why I Married You: How to Dance with Personality Differences 2016 F/ M 2017 14 Stuhlman, Daniel D. Book Adult
Lempel, Blume, Cassedy, Ellen, Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories 2016 N/D 2016 24-25 Dwoskin, Beth
Kellner, Menachem Gam hem ḳeruyim adam : ǂb ha-nokhri be-ʻene ha-Rambam = They too are called human : gentiles in the eyes of Maimonides 2016 S/O 2016 8 Scheide, Daniel
Jordan, James From Nuremberg to Hollywood: The Holocaust and the Courtroom in American Fictive Film. 2016 M/J 2016 31 Schutzman, Laura
Elana Shapira Style and Seducation: Jewish Patrons, Architecture, and Design in Fin de Siecle Vienna 2016 F/ M 2017 21 Hallie Cantor
Grant, Michael Front Lines 2016 N/D 2016 5-6 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Newman, Tracy, Garofoli, Viviana Rosh Hashanah Is Coming! 2016 S/O 2016 28 Kamin, Rachel
Rozen, Abigail, Hammerman, Lisa Cain The Sparkling Gift: the Story of the Miraculous Mon 2016 F/M 16 35 Pinchuck, Chava
Freedman, Russell We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement that Defied Adolf Hitler 2016 S/O 2016 35 Krasner, Barbara
Roy, Jennifer, Owenson, Meg Jars of Hope: How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children during the Holocaust 2016 F/M 16 42 Lenson, Heather
Shir, Smadar Miriam’s Song: The Story of Miriam’s Peretz 2016 S/O 2016 15 Share, Ellen
Yaakov Feder The Sefiros and the Self: A Divine Blueprint for Self-Discovery and Personal Growth 2016 F/M 2017 6 Nira Wolfe
Fox, Pam, Mattuck, Israel Isidor Architect of Liberal Judaism 2016 N/D 2016 16 Isaac, Fred
Tatjana Lichtenstein Zionists in Interwar Czechoslovakia: Minority Nationalism and the Politics of Belonging 2016 F/ M 2017 14-15 Hallie Cantor
Koval, Ruchi Conversations with God: Prayers for Jewish Women. 2016 S/O 2016 8 Pinchuck, Chava
Packer, Rachel Ornstein, Zemke, Deborah Sky-High Sukkah 2016 S/O 2016 28 Cole, Ellen
Freedman, Leora Daughter Who Got Away, The 2016 F/M 2016 28 Schutzman, Laura
Gottesfeld, Jeff, McCarty, Peter The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank's Window 2016 S/O 2016 36 Krasner, Barbara
Williams, Brian, Williams, Brenda Saving the Persecuted 2016 Heroes of World War II Series F/M 16 42-43 Isaac, Fred
Wouk, Herman Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author 2016 M/J 2016 38 Share, Ellen
Etsy Frankel-Fersel Converting Masters: World Famous Masterpieces with a Jewish Twist 2016 F/ M 2017 6 Nira Wolfe
Jacobson, Maxine Orthodoxy in American Judaism; The Era of Rabbi Leo Jung 2016 N/D 2016 18 Tesler, David
Aizenberg, Edna On the Edge of the Holocaust, The Shoah in Latin American Literature and Culture 2016 S/O 2016 1 Freiband, Susan
Richard A. Light Jewish Rites of Death: Stories of Beauty and Transformation 2016 F/ M 2017 15 Nathan Rosen
Rabbi Jeremy D. Sher Growth through Governance: What Every Jewish Nonprofit Leader Needs to Know 2016 F/ M 2017 22 Isaac, Fred
Simon, Andrea Esfir Is Alive 2016 N/D 2016 6-7 Krasner, Barbara
Tarcov, Susan, Ochoa, Anna Maya Prays for Rain 2016 S/O 2016 29 Kamin, Rachel
Rubenstein, Eli Witness: Passing the Torch of Holocaust Memory to New Generations 2016 S/O 2016 36 Krasner, Barbara
Throp, Claire, Williams, Brian, Williams, Brenda Resisting the Nazis 2016 Heroes of World War II Series F/M 16 42-43 Isaac, Fred
Zalkin, Mordechai Modernizing Jewish Education in Nineteenth Century Eastern Europe: The School as the Shrine of the Jewish Enlightenment 2016 M/J 2016 38 Levy, David B
Joel Hecker The Zohar: Pritzker Edition Volume 11 2016 F/ M 2017 6 David B. Levy
Leibowitz, Daniella, Gliksman, Devora Rebbetzin Vichna Kaplan: The Founder of the Bais Yaakov Movement in America 2016 N/D 2016 18 Levy, David B
Borowitz, Mark Finding Recovery and Yourself in Torah 2016 S/O 2016 2 Pinchuck, Chava
Kushner, David Alligator Candy: A Memoir 2016 S/O 2016 9 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Margalit Shilo Girls of Liberty: The Struggle for Suffrage in Mandatory Palestine 2016 F/ M 2017 22 Dr. Yaffa Weisman
Blau, Sara, Leff, Tova Baby of Our Own 2016 N/D 2016 7 Isaac, Fred
Lumer, Marc, Burston, Chaim, Naiditch, DovBer Babel 2016 S/O 2016 29 Cole, Ellen
Molchadsky, Yael, Bergman, Orit The Chameleon That Saved Noah's Ark 2016 S/O 2016 30 Gershowitz, Elissa
Balsley, Tilda, Poole, Helen ABC Passover Hunt 2016 F/M 16 43 Citrin, Rena


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