Book Review Index


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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 Yearsort ascending Issue P Review Author
Martian Sands Tidhar, Lavie PS Publishing 2013 M/J 2014 48 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Rachel’s Promise Sanders, Shelly Second Story Press 2013 F/M14 8 Heather Lenson
Like the Seeds of a Pomegranate: A Journalist's Encounters with Greatness Besser, Yisroel Menucha Publishers 2013 S/O14 6 Pinchuck, Kathe
In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in the Soviet Ukraine Veidlinger, Jeffrey Indiana University Press 2013 S/O14 23 Seigel, Amanda (Miryem-Khaye)
Hora 79 (DVD) Cohen, Eli 2013 N/D 2016 26 Pinchuck, Chava
Palestine between Politics and terror, 1945-1947 Golani, Motti The Schusterman Series in Israel Studies Brandeis University Press 2013 S/O14 12 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Shadow in Baghdad Dror, Kuki, Yael Shavit and Paul Saadon Go2Films 2013 S/O14 28 Pinchuck, Kathe
Twerp Goldblatt, Mark Random House 2013 F/M14 4-5 Pinchuck, Kathe
Sa’adyah Gaon Brody, Robert, Rosenberg, Betsy Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2013 F/M14 26 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Hanukah in Alaaska Brown, Barbara Henry Hold 2013 S/O14 49 Marks, Allison
Medieval Karaite Pedagogical Grammar of Hebrew: A Critical Edition and English Translation of Kitab al- 'Uqud fiTasarif al-Luga al-'Ibraniyya Vidro, Nadia Brill 2013 S/O14 23
Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift: A Christmas and Hanukkah Story Goldman, Dara Sleeping Bear Press 2013 F/M14 14 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Children of Israel Gold, Althea and Luca Zordan Gefen 2013 S/O14 13 Smith, Sonia
Jordan and the Dreadful Golem Goldman, Karen Penlight 2013 F/M14 5 Lenson, Heather
Mish and Mush Series Diamond, Shani Feldheim 2013 S/O14 49 Gordon, Ilka
Shanghai Escape Kacer, Kathy Second Story Press 2013 F/M14 9 Krasner, Barbara
What's Beyond the Bible Text: Thought Provoking Comments on the Bible that Stimulate and Stretch the Imagination Wagner, Stanley M. and Israel Drazin Mekor Press 2013 S/O14 25 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Rabbi Marcus Jastrow and his Vision for the Reform of Judaism: A Study in the History of Judaism in the Nineteenth Century Galas, Michal Academic Studies Press 2013 M/J 15 23 Isaac, Fred
Tap Metheny, Pat Tzakik/Nonesuch 2013 S/O14 30 Schiede, Daniel
No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin—The Genius Who Transformed the Internet Knight Raskin, Molly Da Capo Press 2013 N/D 14 23 Bergson, Steven M.
Amazing Fishing Rod, The Herzog, Pearl, Bodel, Itai Artscroll/Mesorah 2013 N/D 14 12 Feit, Shelly
Sammy Spider's First Yom Kippur Rouss, Sylvia A., Kahn, Katherine Janus Kar-Ben 2013 N/D13 13
Jewish Art of Self Discovery, The Rapaport, Benjamin Urim 2013 N/D 14 30 Kohn, Roger S.
Trash Can Days: A Middle School Saga Steinkellner, Teddy Disney Hyperion 2013 F/M14 5 Krasner, Barbara
Return of the Jew: Identity Narratives of the Third Post-Holocaust Generation of Jews in Poland Reszke, Katka Academic Studies Press 2013 S/O14 17 Smith, Sonia
Messiah and the Jews: Three Thousand Years of Tradition, Belief and Hope Glickman, Elaine Rose Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 N/D13 27
Theodor Herzl: A New Reading Weisz, George Yitshak Gefen 2013 S/O14 25 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Hitler’s Secret Osborne, William Chicken House 2013 F/M14 10 Dubin, Susan
Enjoying Genesis: The Bible in Rhyme Goldlist, Marcia The Bible in Rhyme series CreateSpace 2013 M/J 15 5 Pinchuck, Kathe
And Every Single One Was Someone Chernofsky, Phil Gefen 2013 S/O14 7 Cutrone, John
The Eighth Menorah 2013 F/M14 15
50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus Pressman, Steven Seventh Art Releasing 2013 N/D 14 42 Pinchuck, Kathe
Sharing the Journey: The Haggadah for the Contemporary Family Yoffie, Alan S., Podwal, Mark Central Conference of American Rabbis 2012 FM13 39
Jodies Passover Adventure Levine, Anna, Topaz, Ksenia Kar-Ben 2012 M/J 12 16-17
Kosher Grapevine: Exploring the World of Fine Wine, The Langer, Irving Gefen 2012 N/D12 28
Wordwatch: A Shemiras Haloshon Lesson-A-Day for Teens Goldin, Aliza Feldheim 2012 FM13 11
My Alef Beis Judaica Press 2012 M/J13 4
Upside-Down Coffee Jacobi, Kathryn Kathryn Jacobi 2012 N/D12 42
Counts Hanukkah Countdown, The Balsley, Tilda, Fischer, Ellen, Leigh, Tom Kar-Ben 2012 N/D12 7
Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust Rappaport, Doreen Candlewick 2012 S/O12 12
Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492, The Botticini, Maristella, Eckstein, Zvi Princeton University Press 2012 S/O13 22
Dollar$ and $ense Deutsch, Tehilla, Zimmer, Glenn Hachai 2012 FM13 10
Pesher Nahhum: Texts and Studies in Jewish History and Literature from Antiquity through the Middle Ages Presented to Norman (Nahum) Golb Kraemer, Joel L., Wechsler, Michael G. Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization, vol. 66 Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago 2012 N/D12 26
Mikra and Meaning: Studies in Bible and its Interpretation Helfgot, Nathaniel Maggid Books 2012 S/O13 30
Hello, God: Interactive Jewish Prayer Book for Children Vero-Ban, Linda, Paller, Eszter, Berkin, Ralph Hillel Jewish Education adn Youth Centre Foundation 2012 M/J13 8-9
Jonahs Whale Spinelli, Eileen, Ferri, Giuliano Eerdmans 2012 S/O12 5
Faith: Five Religions and What They Share Steckel, Richard, Steckel, Michele Kids Can Press 2012 S/O12 6-7
What Do You See? At School Goetz, Bracha Judaica Press 2012 FM13 4
Anne Frank Unbound; Media, Imagination, Memory Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara Indiana University Press 2012 N/D12 26
Were Missing the Point: Whats Wrong with the Orthodox Jewish Community and How to Fix it Rothstein, Gidon Orthodox Union Press 2012 S/O12 46
Unbroken Spirit: A Heroic Story of Faith, Courage and Survival Mendelevich, Yosef Gefen 2012 S/O13 33
Behind Enemy Lines: World War II Matas, Carol I Am Canada Scholastic 2012 S/O12 11-12
Stories of the Law: Narrative Discourse and the Construction of Authority in the Mishnah Simon-Shoshan, Moshe Oxford University Press 2012 S/O12 47
Last Song, The Wiseman, Eva Tundra 2012 M/J 12 8-9
Encountering the Medieval in Modern Jewish Thought Diamond, James A., Hughes, Aaron W. Brill 2012 S/O13 23-24
Judging in the Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian Legal Traditions: A Comparison of Theory and Practice Jany, Janos Ashgate 2012 M/J13 26
From Revolution to Repression: Soviet Yiddish Writing, 1917-1952 Sherman, Joseph Five Leaves Publications 2012 N/D12 36-37
Torah Tapestries: Words of Wisdom Woven from the Weekly Parashah - Shemos Smiles, Shira Feldheim 2012 FM13 37
Mellys Menorah Rosenberg, Amye Behrman House 2012 N/D12 8
Jewish Gospels: the Story of the Jewish Christ, The Boyarin, Daniel The New Press 2012 FM13 20
Israel: Repairing the World Wise, Stephen BlueAppleWorks 2012 M/J13 12
Do We Worship the Same God? Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Dialogue Volf, Miroslav Eerdmans 2012 S/O13 43
Jewish Images in the Comics: A Visual History Stromberg, Fredrick Fantagraphics 2012 S/O12 57
Code Name Verity Wein, Elizabeth Hyperion 2012 M/J13 10-11
Superman Is Jewish?: How Comic Book Superheroes Came to Serve Truth, Justice, and the Jewish-American Way Brod, Harry Free Press 2012 M/J13 20
My First Brachos Board Book Edelman, B. C. Judaica Press 2012 M/J 12 10
Maccabee Meals: Food and Fun for Hanukkah Groner, Judy, Roma, Ursula Kar-Ben 2012 S/O12 7
Rescuing the Children: The Story of the Kindertransport Hodge, Deborah Tundra 2012 FM13 8
David and Goliath McClurkan, Rob Barbour Publishing 2012 S/O12 3
Hannah Arendt: Radical Conservative Horowitz, Irving Louis Transaction Press 2012 FM13 27
Mitzvah Magician, The Marshall, Linda Elovitz, Engel, Christianne Kar-Ben 2012 FM13 11-12
Irena Sendler: Bringing Life to Children of the Holocaust Down, Susan Brophy Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies Crabtree 2012 FM13 3
What Am I? Passover Lewis, Anne Margaret, Ms, Tom My Look and See Holiday Book Albert Whitman 2012 M/J 12 17
Oldest Bedtime Story Ever, The Morse, Benjamin Orson 2012 S/O13 3
Happy Birthday, Tree!: A Tu BShevat Story Rosenberg, Madelyn, Christy, Jana Albert Whitman 2012 N/D12 9
Contemporary Halakhic Problems Bleich, J. David Contemporary Halakhic Problems; vol. VI Ktav 2012 S/O12 27
Unterzakhn Corman, Leela Schocken 2012 S/O12 53
Judaism in Christian Eyes: Ethnographic Descriptions of Jews and Judaism in Early Modern Europe Deutsch, Yaakov Oxford University Press 2012 FM13 22-23
Writing - The Sacret Art, Beyond the Page to Spiritual Practice Shapiro, Rami M., Shapiro, Aaron Skylight Paths 2012 FM13 36-37
Stranger Within Sarah Stein, The Rosenbaum, Thane Texas Tech University Press 2012 S/O12 9
Sacred Stories: Wisdom from World Religions McFarlane, Marilyn, Berg, Caroline O. Aladdin 2012 S/O12 3-4
Studies in Medieval Jewish Intellectual and Social History: Festschrift in Honor of Robert Chazan Engel, David, Schiffman, Lawrence H., Wolfson, Elliot R. Supplements to the Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy Brill 2012 S/O12 29
After Mussolini: Jewish Life and Memories in Post-Fascist Italy Schwarz, Guri, Mazhar, Giovanni Noor Vallentine Mitchell 2012 S/O13 38
Illuminated Kaddish: Interpretations of the Mourners Prayer, The Bolsta, Hyla Shifra Ktav 2012 N/D12 18
Torah Book of Opposites, The Segal, Nechamy, Lumer, Marc Hachai 2012 FM13 4
There Was a Fire: Jews, Music and the American Dream (2nd ed.) Sidran, Ben Nardis Books 2012 S/O13 41
Suckling at My Mothers Breasts: The Image of a Nursing God in Jewish Mysticism Haskell, Ellen Davina SUNY Press 2012 S/O13 28
Hebrew Bible in Fifteenth-Century Spain: Exegesis, Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts, The Decter, Jonathan, Arturo, Pratts Brill 2012 FM13 22
Surviving Your Bat/Bat Mitzvah: The Ultimate Insiders Guide [sic] Axelrod, Matt Jason Aronson 2012 M/J13 13
Whole Story of Half a Girl, The Hiranandani, Veera Delacorte 2012 S/O12 8
Hen for Izzy Pippik, A Davis, Aubrey, Lafrance, Marie Kids Can Press 2012 S/O12 11
Wind that Wanted to Rest, The Oberman, Sheldon, Waldman, Neil Boyds Mills Press 2012 N/D12 41765
Called to controversy: The unlikely story of Mishe Rosen and the founding of Jews for Jesus Rosen, Ruth Thomas Nelson 2012 N/D12 35
Short History of Jewish Ethics: Conduct and Character in the Context of Covenant, A Mittleman, Alan L. Wiley-Blackwell 2012 S/O12 43
Radical Responsiiblity: Celebrating the Thought of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Harris, Michael J., Rynhold, Daniel, Wright, Tamra Maggid Books 2012 M/J13 25
Mishnaic Sotah Ritual: Temple, Gender and Midrash, The Rosen-Zvi, Ishay Brill 2012 N/D13 35
Rabbis as Romans: the Rabbinic Movement in Palestine, 100-400 C.E. Lapin, Hayim Oxford University Press 2012 FM13 30
Zohar, The (Pritzker Edition) Matt, Daniel C. Stanford University Press 2012 S/O13 47
Wonder Palacio, RJ Random House 2012 S/O12 9
Adirondack Mendels Aufruf Schuman, Sandor, Kuhne, Kevin This Too Shall Pass Press 2012 N/D13 10-11