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
Soomekh, Saba Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews in America. The Jewish Role in American Life: An Annual Review of the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life. Volume 13. 2016 S/O 2016 16 Bibel, Barbara M.
Yaffa Ganz The Jewish Fact Finder: A Bookful of Important Torah Facts and Handy Jewish Information 2016 F/ M 2017 8 Nira Wolfe
Oksman, Tahneer “How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?”: Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs 2016 N/D 2016 18 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Boyarin, Daniel Traveling Homeland: The Babylonian Talmud as Diaspora 2016 S/O 2016 2 Finkelman, Yoel
Stuart M. Matlins The Jewish Book of Grief and Healing: A Spiritual Companion for Mourning 2016 F/ M 2017 16 Nathan Rosen
Schikker wi Lot, Lehman, Shmuel Ganovim-Lider 2016 N/D 2016 26 Dwoskin, Beth
Savit, Gavriel Anna and the Swallow Man 2016 M/J 2016 3 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Susan Silverman Casting Lots : Creating a Family in a Beautiful Broken World 2016 F/ M 2017 24 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Parks, Peggy J. Anne Frank 2016 Influential Women S/O 2016 31 Citrin, Rena
Barash, Chris, Mai-Wyss, Tatjana One Fine Shabbat 2016 F/M 16 43 Kamin, Rachel
Tabory, Binyamin Weekly Mitzva 2016 S/O 2016 18 Gordon, Ilka
Keim, Katharina E. Pirqei deRabbi Eliezer: Structure, Coherence, Intertextuality 2016 M/J 2018 25 Levy, David B Book Adult
Brenner, Naomi Lingering Bilingualism: Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literatures in Contact 2016 Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art S/O 2016 2 Dwoskin, Beth
Meir, Jonatan Literary Hasidism: The Life and Works of Michael Levi Rodkinson 2016 F/ M 2017 16 Scheide, Daniel Book Adult
Joseph Skibell Six Memos form the Last Millennium: A Novelist Reads the Talmud 2016 F/ M 2017 24 Issac, Fred
Gordon, Meryl G., Clifton-Brown, Holly Flower Girl Wore Celery, The 2016 N/D 2016 8 Cole, Ellen
Hammerstein, David, Shems, Ed Kelev's Journey: A Jewish Dog Wanders Home 2016 S/O 2016 31 Bloomfield, Kathy
Raum, Elizabeth Stealing Nazi Secrets in World War II: An Interactive Espionage Adventure 2016 You Choose Spies Series F/M 16 37 Isaac, Fred
Goldman, Judy, Batori, Susan Kopecks for Blintzes 2016 F/M 16 43 Silverman, Lisa
Pick, Shlomo H. . Moadei HaRav: Public Lectures on the Festivals by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik 2016 N/D 2016 20 Levy, David B
Casteel, Sarah Phillips Calypso Jews: Jewishness in the Caribbean Literary Imagination 2016 Literature Now S/O 2016 4 Dwoskin, Beth
Alan Metnic Captured in Memory: Photographs and Thoughts on Poland 2016 F/ M 2017 16 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Ben Izzy, Joel Dreidels on the Brain. 2016 N/D 2016 1 Marks, Allison
Matt, Daniel C. Zohar: Pritzker Edition. Vol. 9. 2016 S/O 2016 11 Levy, David B
Stavans, Ilan, Ballen, Gloria Abella The New World Haggadah 2016 F/ M 2017 24 Smailes, Suzanne Book Adult
Nardo, Don Massacre in Munich: How Terrorists Changed the Olympics and the World 2016 Captured Sports History series N/D 2016 8 Dublin, Anne
Carlson, Claudia Avi the Ambulance to the Rescue 2016 N/D 2016 9 Isaac, Fred
Hermelin, Aviva The Grizzbears Discover the Golan 2016 Animals Build Character Series: Listen and Learn from the Animals S/O 2016 31-32 Pinchuck, Chava
Marshall, Linda Elovitz, Golubeva, Evgenia Shh... Shh... Shabbat 2016 F/M 16 44 Kamin, Rachel
Ruth Bader Ginsburg My Own Words 2016 F/M 2017 9 Rachel Simon
Cohen, Pinchas Practical Guide to the Laws of Kashrut 2016 S/O 2016 4 Kohn, Roger S.
Cary Nelson Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict & the Movement to Boycott Israel 2016 F/ M 2017 18 Marion M. Stein
Newman, Leslea, Husband, Amy Hanukkah Delight!. 2016 N/D 2016 2 Colodny, Debbie
Mernick, Moe Gift of Stuttering: Confronting Life’s Challenges: A Personal Journey 2016 S/O 2016 11 Pinchuck, Chava
Conkling, Winifred Radioactive! How Irene Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World 2016 M/J 2016 4-5 Lenson, Heather
Amy Stopniki Kosher Taste 2016 F/ M 2017 25 Debbie Feder
Chaput, Rachel Alef-Bet Hebrew Letter Primer. 2016 N/D 2016 10 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Hermelin, Aviva The Grizzbears Make New Friends 2016 Animals Build Character Series: Listen and Learn from the Animals S/O 2016 31-32 Pinchuck, Chava
Balsley, Tilda Shalom, Everybodeee! Grover's Adventures in Israel 2016 M/J 2016 11-12 Colodny, Debbie
Krohn, Genendel, Cohen, Avigayil Honorable Mentschen: A Torah-Based Guide to Derech Eretz and Social Skills 2016 S/O 2016 37 Isaac, Fred
Milhander, Laura Aron, Chernyak, Inna Not for All the Hamantaschen in Town 2016 F/M 16 44 Cole, Ellen
Abraham-Klein, Dahlia Necessary Mourning: Healing the Loss of a Parent through Jewish Ritual 2016 F/M 2017 1 Nathan Rosen
Aroeste, Sarah Ora de Despertar 2016 S/O 2016 40 Levine, Joyce
Birstein, Yossel, Birstein, Margaret, Inbar, Hana, Manaster, Robert And so is the Bus: Jerusalem Stories 2016 M/J 2016 40 Share, Ellen
Loew, Yehudah ben Bezalel, Widmonte, Ramon Tiferet Yisrael: Translation and Commentary: Volume 1: Introduction and Chapters 1-9. 2016 M/J 2018 26 David B. Levy Book Adult
Sylvie Anne Goldberg, Benjamin Ivry Clepsydra: Essay on the Plurality of Time in Judaism 2016 F/M 2017 9-10 Roger S. Kohn
Roth, Jeff Me, Myself & God: A Theology of Mindfulness 2016 N/D 2016 20 Kohn, Roger S.
Lori Palatnik, Yaakov Palatnik 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 2016 F/ M 2017 18 Nathan Rosen
Schnur, Susan, Schnur-Fishman, Anna, Steele-Morgan, Alex Potatoes at Turtle Rock. 2016 N/D 2016 2 Quay, Alex
Martin Sugarman Jewish Participation in the Fire Service in the Second World War: Last Voices 2016 F/ M 2017 25 Marlene Schiffman
Edwards, Michelle, Karas, G. Brian Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story about Knitting and Love. 2016 N/D 2016 10 Dublin, Anne
Hermelin, Aviva Momo Fox Learns How to Be a Good Neighbor 2016 Animals Build Character Series: Listen and Learn from the Animals S/O 2016 31-32 Pinchuck, Chava
Edgar, Sherra G. Israel 2016 One World, Many Countries M/J 2016 12 Rapp, Andrea
Ofanansky, Allison, Alpern, Eliyahu How It's Made: Torah Scroll 2016 S/O 2016 37-38 Lisa Silverman
Newman, Tracy, Garafoli, Viviana Passover is Coming! 2016 Very First Board Books F/M 16 44 Lurie, Aimee
Angel, Marc D. The Wisdom of Solomon and Us: The Quest for Meaning, Morality, and a Deeper Relationship with God 2016 F/M 2017 2 Sukenic, Harvey Book Adult
Anton, Maggie . Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had to Say About You-Know-What 2016 N/D 2016 13 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Susan J. Gordon Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey 2016 F/M 2017 10 Barbara Krasner
Seidman, Naomi e Marriage Plot: or How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and Literature, The 2016 Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture N/D 2016 22 Kohn, Roger S.
Stein, Joel, Vavouri, Elisa Hanukkah with Mazel. 2016 N/D 2016 3 McMahon, Martha
Frank Vajda Saved to Remember: Raoul Wallenberg, Budapest 1944 and After 2016 F/ M 2017 25-26 Nira Wolfe
Mayer, Pamela, Melmon, Deborah Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup 2016 N/D 2016 10-11 McMahon, Martha
Hermelin, Aviva Excitement in the Air for All! 2016 Animals Build Character Series: Listen and Learn from the Animals S/O 2016 31-32 Pinchuck, Chava
Garfinkle, Adam Israel 2016 Major Nations of the Modern Middle East M/J 2016 12 Rapp, Andrea
Grubman, Bonnie Oy Vey! Life in a Shoe 2016 S/O 2016 38 Isaac, Fred
Rose, Lisa, Echeverri, Catalina Shmulik Paints the Town 2016 F/M 16 45 McMahon, Martha
Ben Nisan, Hakham Moredechai, Gabriel Wasserman Royal Attire: On Karaite and Rabbanite Beliefs 2016 F/M 2017 2 Randall C. Belinfante
Szer, Wlodzimier To Our Children: Memoirs of Displacement: A Jewish Journey of Hope and Survival in Twentieth-Century Poland and Beyond 2016 N/D 2016 22 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Rubin, Richard R. Jewish in America: Living George Washington's Promise 2016 F/ M 2017 19 Schutzman, Laura Book Adult
Ungar, Richard Yitzi and the Giant Menorah 2016 N/D 2016 3 Bloomfield, Kathy
Yehudah A. Warburg Rabbinic Authority: The Vision and Reality; Beit Din Decision in English Volume 2 2016 F/ M 2017 26 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Goetz, Bracha, Younger, Devora The Courage Club 2017 N/D 2018 7 Chava,Pinchuck Book Juvenile
Fagan, Cary Mort Ziff Is Not Dead 2017 M/J 2018 11 Cole, Ellen Book Juvenile
Wachsler, Leah Building 2017 M/J 2018 19 Levitan, Rebecca Book Juvenile
Levine, Herbert Words for Blessing the World: Poems in Hebrew and English 2017 Jewish Poetry Project M/J 2018 36 Pinchuck, Chava Book Adult
Behar, Ruth Lucky Broken Girl 2017 M/J 2018 4 Cole, Ellen Book Juvenile
Goodman, Carol Metropolitans, The 2017 M/J 2018 12 Silver, Linda R. Book Juvenile
Drazin, Israel Nachmanides: An Unusual Thinker 2017 F/M 2019 3 Levy, David B Book Adult
Potok, Andrew 13 Stradomska Street: a Memoir of Exile and Return 2017 M/J 2018 28 Smith, Sonia Book Adult
Levinson, David Samuel Tell Me How This Ends Well. 2017 M/J 2018 37 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Iturbe, Antonio, Thwaites, Lilit Librarian of Auschwitz, The 2017 M/J 2018 5 Gershowitz, Elissa Book Juvenile
Rosenfeld, Dina H., Nodel, Norman Yossi and Laibel’s Shabbos Surprise 2017 M/J 2018 20 Silver, Linda R. Book Juvenile
Sackson, Adrian Joseph ibn Kaspi: Portrait of a Hebrew Philosopher in Medieval Provence 2017 M/J 2018 28 Levy, David B Book Adult
Medved, Jane Deep Calls to Deep 2017 M/J 2018 37 Freiband, Susan Book Adult
Laskin, Pamela Ronit & Jamil 2017 M/J 2018 5 Citrin, Rena Book Juvenile
May, Andrew Albert Einstein: Scientist 2017 N/D 2018 8 Gershowitz, Elissa Book Juvenile
Balberg, Mira Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature 2017 M/J 2018 21 Belinfante, Randall C. Book Adult
Ridley, Barbara When It’s Over 2017 M/J 2018 39 Wallerstein, Jane Book Adult
Locke, Katherine Girl with the Red Balloon, The 2017 M/J 2018 6 Bloomfield, Kathy Book Juvenile
Waxman, Zoe Anne Frank: Writer 2017 N/D 2018 8 Gershowitz, Elissa Book Juvenile
Waldman, Debby Miriam’s Secret 2017 M/J 2018 13 Dublin, Anne Book Juvenile
Ben-David, Lenny American Interests in the Holy Land Revealed in Early Photographs 2017 M/J 2018 21 Gordon, Ilka Book Adult
Hamui Sutton, Silvia Lyrical Eroticism in Judeo-Spanish Songs 2017 F/M 2019 4 Pinnolis, Judith S. Book Adult
Sciarcon, Jonathan Educational Oases in the Desert: the Alliance Israélite Universelle’s Girls’ Schools in Ottoman Iraq, 1895-1915 2017 M/J 2018 30 Simon, Rachel Book Adult
Szilagyi, Anca L. Daughters of the Air 2017 M/J 2018 39 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Glickman, Jeffrey., Krackow, Eric Have You Heard?: a Child’s Introduction to the Ten Commandments 2017 M/J 2018 7 McMahon, Martha Book Juvenile
Capetta, Amy Rose Echo After Echo 2017 M/J 2018 14 Quay, Alex Book Juvenile
Berman, Joshua . Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism 2017 M/J 2018 22 Ben-Gad, Shmuel Book Adult
Steiger, Sebastian, Hoy, Jocelyn Children of Château de La Hille 2017 M/J 2018 30 Smith, Sonia Book Adult
Zoref, Harris Barren Island 2017 M/J 2018 39 Schutzman, Laura Book Adult


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