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
Contested Creations in the Book of Job: the World-as-It-Ought-and-Ought-Not-to-Be Pelham, Abigail Brill 2012 FM13 33-34
Prophet of Tenth Street, The Keller, Tsipi State University of New York 2012 N/D12 43
Ball of Clay that Rolled Away, The Lenhard, Elizabeth, Wolff, Jason Marshall Cavendish 2012 M/J 12 11
Michael at the Invasion of France 1943 Calkhoven, Laurie Dial Books 2012 S/O13 7
Crossing the Borders of Time: a True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed Maitland, Leslie Other Press 2012 FM13 31
Daddy Christmas & Hanukkah Mama Alko, Selina Knopf 2012 FM13 13
Henry Fords War on Jews and the Legal Battle against Hate Speech Woeste, Victoria Saker Stanford University Press 2012 S/O13 46
Jewish London: A Comprehensive Guidebook for Visitors and Londoners Kolsky, Rachel, Rawson, Roslyn Interlink Books 2012 S/O12 39
No-Potato Passover: A Journey of Food, Travel and Color, The Kanoff, Aviva Brio 2012 S/O12 37
Kiss on the Keppie, A Newman, Leslea, Blackmore, Katherine Amazon 2012 FM13 12-13
Welcome and ... Our Condolences (VIDEO) Prudovsky, Leon, Yacov-Mecklberg, Estee, Mecklberg, Haim Go2Films 2012 S/O13 50-51
Introduction to Seder Qodashim: A Feminist Commentary on the Talmud V Ilan, Tal, Monika Brockhaus, Hidde, Tanja Mohr Siebeck 2012 M/J13 25-26
Camp Wolf, Elaine Sky Pony Press 2012 M/J13 7
Economic Morality and Jewish Law Levine, Aron Oxford University Press 2012 M/J13 29
Shoshanas Song Marcus, Jerry Brittany Publications 2012 M/J13 40
Oh No, Jonah! Balsley, Tilda, Jago Kar-Ben 2012 S/O12 3
Rage is the Subtext: Readings in Holocaust Literature and Film Derwin, Susan Ohio State University Press 2012 FM13 22
Elected and the Chosen: Why American Presidents Have Supported Jews and Israel: From George Washington to Barack Obama; The Brian, Denis Gefen 2012 S/O13 22
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? Yolen, Jane, Teague, Mark Scholastic 2012 N/D12 8
Koren Talmud Bavli, Vol. 1: Berakhot Steinsaltz, Adin Koren Publishers 2012 FM13 28
My Torah Colors Judaica Press 2012 M/J13 4
Howard Fast: Life and Literature in the Left Lane Sorin, Gerlad Indiana University Press 2012 M/J13 34
Targumic Toseftot to Ezekiel, The Damsma, Alinda Studies in the Aramaic Interpretation of Scripture, no. 13 Brill 2012 M/J13 22
Oy Way: Following the Path of Most Resistance, The Gotliffe, Harvey Cogitator Publications 2012 S/O12 32
Between Feminism and Orthodox Judaism: Resistance, Identity and Religious Change in Israel Israel-Cohen, Yael Brill 2012 FM13 27
Lasting Reward: Memoirs of an Israeli Diplomat, A Ben-Yaacov, Yissakhar Gefen 2012 N/D12 17
Poor Matza (AUDIO) Reisen, Avrom, Fink, Harvey, Skulsi, David Post Hypnotic Press 2012 S/O13 51
Alices Piano: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer Muller, Melissa, Piechocki, Reinhard St. Martin's Press 2012 FM13 32
Lonely Man of Faith, The Soloveitchik, Joseph B. Maggid Books 2012 S/O12 47-48
Moving Waters: Stories Rosett, Racelle s.n. 2012 FM13 42
Conversos and Moriscos in Late Medieval Spain and Beyond: The Morisco Issue, The Ingram, Kevin Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions Brill 2012 N/D13 29
Encyclopedia of CAMPS and GHETTOS, 1933-1945. Volume 2: Ghettos in German-Occupied Eastern Europe Megargee, G. Indiana University Press 2012 N/D13 31
Its a ... Its a ... Its a Mitzvah Suneby, Liz, Heiman, Diane, Molk, Laurel Jewish Lights Publishing 2012 N/D12 12-13
Summer Everything Changed, The Bornstein, Ruth Lercher author 2012 S/O12 7
Sweet Passover, A Newman, Leslea, Slonim, David Abrams 2012 M/J 12 1
Genocide Revealed: New Light on the Massacre of Serbs and Jews Under Hungarian Occupation Veljic, Aleksander Something or Other Publishing 2012 M/J13 36-37
This is America! Meyer, Henye Israel Bookshop Publications 2012 S/O13 49
Churva Plot, The Spektor, Zev Adventures of a Lifetime Judaica Press 2012 S/O13 4
Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism Benor, Sarah Rutgers University Press 2012 M/J13 19
Lion Cub of Prague: Thought, Kabbala, Hashkafa from Gur Arye. Exodus & Leviticus, The Kuhr, Moshe David Gefen 2012 N/D13 30
Tempest in the Tea Room Astaire, Libi Aster Press 2012 N/D13 8
From the Shahs to Los Angeles: Three Generations of Iranian Jewish Women Between Religion and Culture Soomekh, Saba SUNY Press 2012 S/O13 42
When I Daven Zoldan, Yael, Allen, Shira Feldheim 2012 N/D12 7
Russian Jews Between the Reds and the Whites, 1917-1920 Budnitskii, Oleg, Portice, Timothy University of Pennsylvania Press 2012 FM13 21-22
Secrets in the Suitcase: Stories My Mother Never Told Me Greenberg, Molly AuthorHose 2012 M/J13 25
Living Through teh Arab-Israeli War Since 1948 Woolf, Alex Heinemann-Raintree 2012 M/J13 12
Illustrated History of the Jewish People: The Epic 4000-year Story of the Jews, from teh Ancient Patriarchs and Kings through Centuries-Long Persecution to the Growth of a Worldwide Culture, An Joffe, Lawrence Lorenz Books 2012 FM13 28
Jewish Women Writers in the Soviet Union Lapidus, Rina Routledge History of Russian and Eastern Europe Series Routledge 2012 FM13 30
Sabbath Soul: Mystical Reflections on the Transformative Power of Holy Time, The Fishbane, Eitan P. Jewish Lights Publishing 2012 M/J 12 24-25
Textual Mirrors: Reflexivity, Midrash, and the Rabbinic Self Stein, Dina University of Pennsylvania 2012 M/J13 36
Pat, Roll, Pull: A Challah Braiding Story Heald, Robin, Taylor, Erin Hachai 2012 M/J 12 15-16
Divine Teaching and the Way of the World Fleischaker, Samuel Oxford University Press 2012 N/D12 21
Forgotten Zionist: the Life of Solomon (Sioma) Yankelevitch Jacobi, The Benjamin, Rodney, Cebon, David Gefen 2012 N/D12 17
Be Like God: Gods To-Do List for Kids Wolfson, Ron Jewish Lights Publishing 2012 FM13 8
Jew Car, The Fuhmann, Franz Seagull Books 2012 FM13 40
State of the Jews: A Critical Appraisal, The Alexander, Edward Jewish and Israeli Studies, Political Ideology, Cultural STudies Transaction Publishers 2012 N/D12 13
My Torah Numbers Judaica Press 2012 M/J13 4
Apple Trees Discovery, The Schram, Peninnah, Davis, Rachayl Eckstein, Lee, Wendy W. Kar-Ben 2012 M/J 12 9
Dayenu! A Favorite Passover Song Latimer, Miriam Scholastic 2012 S/O12 15
Future of the Jewish People in Five Photographs, The Temes, Peter S. University of Nebraska Press 2012 S/O12 48, 50
Every day I bless you: Reflection on the healing power of Shiva Fried, Norman J. Urim 2012 N/D12 21-22
Walk Through Jubilees: Studies in the Book Jubilees and the World of its Creation, A Kugel, James L. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, 156 Brill 2012 S/O12 40
Third Base for Life: A Memoir of Fathers, Sons, and Baseball Berkowitz, Joshua Vantage Point Books 2012 S/O12 25
Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame Foer, Franklin, Tracy, Marc Hachette Book Group 2012 S/O13 24
My Life in Jewish Renewal: A Memoir Hoffman, Edward Rowman & Littlefield 2012 S/O13 38
Messianism, Secredy and Mysticism: A New Interpretation of Early American Jewish Life Leibman, Laura Arnold Vallentine Mitchell 2012 FM13 30-31
Jews of the Wild West: A Multicultural True Story Miller, Kay Paint Horse 2012 S/O12 14
Becoming Holmes: The Boy Sherlock Holmes: His Final Case Peacock, Shane Tundra 2012 FM13 9
Oslo Idea: The Euphoria of Failure, The Israeli, Raphael Transaction Publishers 2012 N/D12 25
Happy Hanukkah, Curious George Meyer, Emily Flaschner Houghton Mifflin 2012 N/D12 7
Rachels Secret Sanders, Shelly Second Story Press 2012 S/O12 1
Understanding Jewish Law Resnicoff, Steven H. LexisNexis 2012 M/J13 33
Israel Yomtov, Neil Enchantment of the World Children's Press 2012 S/O12 12-13
Rav Hisdas Daughter: Book I: Apprentice Anton, Maggie Plume Books 2012 N/D12 41
Century of Wisdom: Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the Worlds Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor, A Stoessinger, Caroline Spiegel & Grau 2012 FM13 32
New Hate: A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right, The Goldwag, Arthur Pantheon Books 2012 S/O12 32
First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image, The Schwartz, Daniel B. Princeton University Press 2012 FM13 35-36
Gracia (AUDIO) Aroeste, Sarah Aroeste Music LLC 2012 N/D12 45
Judaism: History, Belief, and Practice Stepon, Matt Britannica Guide to Religion Britannica Educational Publishing 2012 S/O12 48
Destroyed Synagogues of Vienna: Virtual City Walks, The Martens, Bob Lit Verlag Fresnostr 2012 N/D12 29
Burskfield Bike Club Operation Snowman, The Finkelstein, Chaim Burksfield Bike Club Judaica Press 2012 N/D13 4
Israel: an Introduction Rubin, Barry Yale University Press 2012 N/D12 35
People of Forever Are Not Afraid, The Boianjiu, Shani Hogarth 2012 FM13 40
ha-Migdal Nifrak: Hidushe Milim shel Yeladim ve-Nituham (The Tower Falled [sic!]: Words Innovations Created by Children, and Their Analysis) Segal, Michael Mekhon Mofet 2012 M/J 12 40-41
Gilboa Iris, The Englard, Zahava D. Gefen 2012 S/O13 48
Jews under Moroccan Skies: Two Thousand Years of Jewish Life Elmaleh, Raphael David, Ricketts, George Gaon Books 2012 M/J13 23
Daf Yomi: A Pictorial History, The Mandelmbaum, David Avraham Feldheim 2012 M/J13 30
Mahzor from Worms: Art and Religion in a Medieval Jewish Community, A Kogman-Appel, Katrin Harvard University Press 2012 S/O12 38-39
Pledges of Jewish Allegiance: Conversion, Law and Policymaking in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Orthodox Responsa Ellenson, David, Gordis, Daniel Stanford University Press 2012 S/O12 29
Archaeology and the Biblical Record Alpert, Bernard, Alpert, Fran Hamilton Books 2012 M/J13 16
Shoshannat Yaakov: Jewish and Iranian Studies in Honor of Yaakov Elman Secunda, Shai, Fine, Steven Brill 2012 S/O13 40
Modern Orthodox Judaism: Studies and Perspectives Gordon, Menachem-Martin Urim 2012 N/D12 22
Sown in Tears Magid, Beverly CreateSpace 2012 N/D12 43-44
Jewish Migration Bliss, John, Edwards, Jeff Chidlrens True Stories: Migration Series Raintree 2012 M/J13 9
Intentions Heiligman, Deborah Knopf 2012 FM13 2
Dybbuk: Text, Subtext, and Context, The Penalosa, Fernando Tsiterboym Books 2012 N/D13 34
Good Morning, Boker Tov! Exploring the Morning Berachos with Boruch and Bracha Mintzberg, Devora, Sternberg, Margalit Feldheim 2012 FM13 7
Wooden Sword, The Stampler, Ann Redisch, Liddiment, Carol Albert Whitman 2012 M/J 12 3
Story of a Life: Memoirs of a Young Jewish Woman in the Russian Empire Vygodskaia, Anna Pavlovna, Avrutin, Eugene M., Greene, Robert H. NIU Press 2012 N/D12 38
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Andrews, Jesse Amulet Books 2012 M/J 12 5