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
Do You Dream in Color? Rubin, Laurie Seven Stories Press 2012 M/J13 3
When My Mother No Longer Knew My Name: A Sons "Course" in "Rational" Caregiving Goldstein, Stephen L. Grid Press 2012 M/J13 24
Sixteenth-Century Judeo-Spanish Testimonies: An Edition of Eighty-Four Testimonies from the Sephardic Responsa in the Ottoman Empire Benaim, Annette Etudes sur le Judaisme Medieval (no. 52) Brill 2012 M/J 12 19
Melting Pot: The Peoples and Cultures of New York, The Taylor, Zachary Spotlight on New York Rosen 2012 S/O12 11
In Gods Shadow: Politics in the Hebrew Bible Walzer, Michael Yale University Press 2012 M/J13 37-38
Get Cooking! Jewish American Family Cookbook ... and Rockin Mama Doni Celebration Harkham, Rachel, Thomas, Donni Zasloff Behrman House 2012 FM13 5
Adirondack Mendels Aufruf Schuman, Sandor, Kuhne, Kevin This Too Shall Pass Press 2012 N/D13 10-11
We Are Their Voice: Young People Respond to the Holocaust Kacer, Kathy Second Story 2012 FM13 9
For the Love of Israel: The Holy Land from Past to Present - A Primer for Tayarim, Tallmidim, Vatikim, Noodnikim, and Dreamers Lowenstein, Steven M. Triump Books 2012 M/J13 11
Superman Versus the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate Bowers, Rick National Geographic 2012 M/J13 9
Lets Throw a Hanukkah Party Lynette, Rachel Rosen 2012 S/O12 16
Berlin Cantata Lewis, Jeffrey Haus Publishing 2012 N/D12 43
In the Lions Shadow: the Iranian Schindler and His Homeland in the Second World War Mokhtari, Fariborz The History Press 2012 N/D12 30-31
Thirty Six, The White, Kristopher Fossil Creek Productions 2012 N/D12 44
Elijah Door: A Passover Tale, The Strauss, Linda Leopold, Natchev, Alexi Holiday House 2012 M/J 12 18
Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memori. The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church of Scientology and Leaves Twelve Years Later to Become the Lovely Lady She is Today, A Bornstein, Kate Beacon Press 2012 M/J13 19
God, Jews and the Media: Religion and Israels Media Cohen, Yoel Routledge Jewish Studies Routledge 2012 N/D13 22
Wisdom of the Jews: Using Rationality and Practicality to Make Sense of Life Hurwitz, Yitzhak Shimon Devora 2012 S/O13 30-31
Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View Kornbluth, Doron Mosaica Press 2012 N/D12 26
Growing Up Jewish in China Beil, Dolly BPS Books 2012 FM13 18
Very Near to You: Human Readings of the Torah Burg, Avraham Gefen 2012 M/J 12 22-23
Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition Davis, Marni Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History NYU Press 2012 S/O12 28
My Awesome Awful Popularity Plan Rudetsky, Seth Random House 2012 M/J 12 8
When Jackie and Hank Met Fishman, Cathy Goldberg, Elliot, Mark Marshall Cavendish 2012 M/J 12 13
On Wings of Eagles: The Secret operation of the Ethiopian Exodus Feldmann, Micha Gefen 2012 N/D12 21
New Jewish Leaders: Reshaping the American Jewish Landscape, The Wertheimer, Jack Brandeis University Press 2012 N/D12 39-40
Red Is My Rimon: A Jewish Childs Book of Colors Glick, Dvorah, Ackerman, Dena Hachai 2012 FM13 11
Theres a Zucchini in the Chocolate Cake and Other Stories Schonzeit, Miriam Judaica Press 2012 M/J13 5
Orchestra of Exiles (VIDEO) Aronson, Josh First Run Features 2012 S/O13 50
Almond Tree, The Corasanti, Michelle Cohen Garnet Publishing 2012 S/O13 47
Far Away from Where? Grenimann, Yehiel Mazo Publishers 2012 S/O12 54
Chanukah: Guess Who? A Lift-the-Flap Book Stern, Ariella, Argoff, Patti Hachai 2012 M/J13 15
Diasporic Modernism: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century Schachter, Allison Oxford University Press 2012 S/O12 46-47
Zionist among Palestinians, A Bardin, Hillel Indiana University Press 2012 N/D12 16
Emanuel and teh Hanukkah Rescue Hyde, Heidi Smith, Akib, Jamel Kar-Ben 2012 N/D12 1
Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman Nobleman, Marc Tyler, Templeton, Ty Charlesbridge 2012 FM13 2
To Be a Princess Liram, Nimrod Gefen 2012 S/O13 48
Room for the Baby Edwards, Michelle, Christy, Jana Random House 2012 FM13 10
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories Englander, Nathan Alfred A. Knopf 2012 S/O12 54
Crystal Ball: A Rebecca Mystery, The Greene, Jacqueline D., Giovine, Sergio American Girl Mysteries American Girl 2012 S/O12 8
On Sacred Ground: Jewish and Christian Clergy Reflect on Transformative Passages from the Five Books of Moses Bernhardt, Jeff Blackbird Books 2012 S/O13 21
ABC Israel Raz, Rachel Kar-Ben 2012 S/O13 9
Book of Job: Annotated & Explained, The Kraus, Donald Jewish Lights Publishing 2012 M/J13 27-28
Mushy Red Stuff Gilbert, Faye Alison, Silva, Leo Mirror Publishing 2012 M/J13 14
Society and Self: On the Writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Blidstein, Gerlad J. Orthodox Union Press 2012 S/O12 27
Pruflas: Book of Angels, vol. 18, David Krakauer plays Masada, Book Two (AUDIO) Zorn, John Tzadik 2012 S/O13 53
Libas Letters Walfish, Miriam Jewish Girls Around the World Judaica Press 2012 S/O13 4
Better-Than-Best Purim, The Howland, Naomi Amazon 2012 FM13 15
Elie Wiesel: Holocaust Survivor and Messenger for Humanity Dakers, Diane Groundbreakers Crabtree 2012 S/O12 5
Jewsandwords Oz, Amos, Oz-Salzberger, Fania Yale University Press 2012 M/J13 31
Berlin Ghetto: Herbert Baum and the Anti-Fascist Resistance Brothers, Eric The History Press 2012 N/D13 21
Two Rings: A Story of Love and War Werber, Millie, Keller, Eve Persus Books Group 2012 N/D12 39
Lives of Ordinary Poeple in Ancient Israel: Where Archaeology and the Bible Intersect, The Dever, William G. Eerdmans 2012 M/J13 23
Financial Guide to Aliyah and Life in Israel Labinsky, Baruch Mosaic Press 2012 FM13 29
On the Origins of Jewish Self-Hatred Reitter, Paul Princeton University Press 2012 N/D13 35
When the Hurricane Came Liss-Levinson, Nechama CreateSpace 2012 N/D12 4
Genocide in Jewish Thought Patterson, David Cambridge University Press 2012 N/D13 32, 34
Next Generation of Modern Orthodoxy, The Hain, Shmuel The Orthodox Forum, vol. 21 Yeshiva University Press 2012 N/D12 22, 24
Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview Collins, John J., Harlow, Daniel C. William B. Eerdmans 2012 N/D13 22-23
Blue Thread Feldman, Ruth Tenzer Ooligan Press 2012 M/J 12 6
Poverty and Welfare among the Portuguese Jews in Early Modern Amsterdam Bernfeld, Tirtsah Levie Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2012 N/D12 18
Meet at the Ark at Eight Ulrich, Hub, Muhle, Jorg Eerdman's 2012 FM13 3
Book of Great Worth, A Margoshes, Dave Coteau Books 2012 M/J13 40
City in the Moonlight: Stories of the Old-Time Lithuanian Jews, The Katz, Dovid, Zumoff, Barnett Ktav 2012 M/J 12 50
Anthonius Mararitha and the Jewish Faith: Jewish Life and Conversion in Sixteenth-Century Germany Walton, MIchael T. Wayne State University Press 2012 N/D13 41
Suddenly, A Knock on the Door Keret, Etgar Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012 FM13 41
Shabbat Puppy, The Kimmelman, Leslie, Zollars, Jaime Marshall Cavendish 2012 M/J 12 16
Izzy the Whiz and Passover McClean Mermelstein, Yael, Hartman, Carrie Kar-Ben 2012 M/J 12 17
Jeremys Dreidel Gellman, Ellie, Mola, Maria Kar-Ben 2012 S/O12 15
Spinoza Problem: A Novel, The Yalom, Irvin D. Basic Books 2012 N/D12 45
Derashot Ledorot Genesis: A Commentary for the Ages Lamm, Norman Koren 2012 S/O13 32
Biblical Outlook: Topics in Jewish Philosophy, The Polachek, Shlomo, Himelstein, Shmuel Penina Press 2012 N/D12 34
Lithuanian Yeshivas of the Nineteenth Century: Creating a Tradition of Learning Stampfer, Shaul, Taylor-Gutharz, Lindsey Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2012 S/O12 48
Return: Daily Inspiration for the Days of Awe Brown, Erica Maggid Books 2012 FM13 21
Tale of Ritual Murder in teh Age of Louis Xiv: The Trial of Raphael L vy, 1669, A Birnbaum, Pierre, Goldhammer, Arthur Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture Stanford University Press 2012 FM13 20
Josephus and the Theologies of Ancient Judaism Klawans, Jonathan Oxford University Press 2012 N/D13 30
From Defender to Critic: The Search for a New Jewish Self Hartman, David Jewish Lights Publishing 2012 N/D12 24
Schmutzy Family, The Rosenberg, Madelyn, Meisel, Paul Holiday House 2012 FM13 16
Were the Popes Against the Jews? Tracking hte Myths, Confronting the Ideologues Lawler, Justus George Eerdmans 2012 M/J13 28-29
Ponevezh Time (VIDEO) Indursky, Yehonatan Pie Films & Pinsky Productions 2012 N/D13 45-46
On Sacrifice Halbertal, Moshe Princeton University Press 2012 Fm13 26-27
Greenhorn Olswanger, Anna, Nerlove, Miriam Junebug 2012 FM13 6
Book of Job: When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person, The Kushner, Harold S. Schocken 2012 M/J13 28
Socrates and the Jews: Hellenism and Hebraism from Moses Mendelssohn to Sigmund Freud Leonard, Miriam University of Chicago Press 2012 N/D12 28
Tradition and Equality in Jewish Marriage: Beyond the Sanctification of Subordination Landau, Melanie Continuum Studies in Jewish Thought Continuum 2012 S/O13 32-33
Seven Steps to "Mentschhood": How to Help Your Child Become a Mentsch: An Interactive Guide for Parents Fischman, Stanley H. Penina Press 2012 S/O12 30
Libas Palace Walfish, Miriam Jewish Girls Around the World Judaica Press 2012 S/O13 4
Sons of the 613 Rubens, MIchael Houghton Mifflin 2012 N/D12 5
Jewish Life in 21st-Century Turkey: The Other Side of Tolerance Brink-Danan, Marcy Indiana University Press 2012 M/J13 19-20
Speak Up, Tommy! Greene, Jacqueline D., Melmon, Deborah Kar-Ben 2012 S/O12 13-14
Asceticism, Eschatology, Opposition to Philosophy: the Arabic Translation and Commentary of Salmon ben Yeroham on Qohelet (Ecclesiastes) Robinson, James T. Brill 2012 FM13 34
Freud in Zion: Psychoanalysis and the Making of Modern Jewish Identity Rolnik, Eran J. Karnac 2012 FM13 34-35
Hiding Places, A Mother, A Daughter, an Uncovered Life Wyshogrod, Diane SUNY Press 2012 S/O13 46
Crescent on the Temple: The Dome of the Rock as Image of the Ancient Jewish Sanctuary, The Berger, Pamela Studies in Religion and the Arts, 5 Brill 2012 FM13 20
Secret of the Village Fool, The Upjohn, Rebecca, Benoit, Renne Second Story Press 2012 N/D12 9
Blood Libel and its Derivatives: The Scourge of Anti-Semitism Israeli, Raphael Transaction Publishers 2012 N/D12 34-35
Laundry Day Manning, Maurie J. Houghton Mifflin 2012 M/J 12 15
Moses: A Stranger Among Us Harris, Maurice D. Cascade Books 2012 S/O13 28
Hitlers Children (VIDEO) Maya Productions 2012 N/D13 46
Crossing the Borders of Time: a True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed Maitland, Leslie Other Press 2012 FM13 31