Book Review Index


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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Authorsort descending
Sephardic Jews in America: A Diasporic History Ben-Ur, Aviva NYU Press 2009 N/D 10 17
Jewish-Christian Debate in the High Middle Ages: A Critical Edition of the Nizzahon Vetus Berger, David Aronson 1996 S/O 96 6, 8
Memorial Volumes to Jewish Communities Destoryed in the Holocaust: A Bibliography of British Library Holdings Tahan, Ilana The British Library 2004 S/O 05 53
Touch Wood: A Girlhood in Occupied France Roth-Hane, Renee Macmillan 1988 N/D 88 9
Fifth Servant, The Wishnia, Kenneth Morrow 2010 M/J 10 26
Passover Magic Schotter, Roni, Hafner, Marilyn Little, Brown 1995 F/M 96 18
Black Book, The Ehrenburg, Ilya, Levine, James S. Schocken Books 1981 F 81 14
Divine Teaching and the Way of the World Fleischaker, Samuel Oxford University Press 2012 N/D12 21
Holocaust and Rescue: Impotent or Indifferent? Anglo-Jewry 1938-1945 Shatzkes, Pamela Vallentine Mitchell 2004 S/O 04 24
American Reform Judaism: An Introduction Kaplan, Dana Evan Rutgers University Press 2003 S/O 04 19
Children of Chelm, The Adler, David A., Friedman, Arthur Bonim Books 1980 Sp80 21
Statement, The Moore, Brian Penguin 1996 S/O 96 13, 15
Kugel Valley Klezmer Band, The Stuchner, Joan Betty, Row, Richard North Winds Press 1998 M/J 99 19
Mysteries of Beethovens Hair, The Martin, Russell, Nibley, Lydia Charlesbridge 2009 M/J 09 10
Were All in the Same Boat Shapiro, Zachary, Davis, Jack E. G. P. Putnam's Sons 2009 M/J 09 9
Glottal Stop: 101 Poems Celan, Paul University Press of new England 2000 S/O 01 9
Rabbinic Fantasies: Imaginative Narratives from Classical Hebrew Literature Stern, David, Mirsky, Mark J. JPS 1990 M/J 92 21
Into the Fire Walfish, Miriam Judaica Press 2008 F/M 09 43
Scattered Among the Nations: Documents Affecting Jewish History 49-1975 Rubin, Alexis P. Hall and Emerson, Inc. 1993 M/J 95 17
Jewish Parents Almanac, The Danan, Julie Hilton Aronson 1993 S/O 94 9
Malkas Secret Recipe: A Hanukkah Story Adler, David A., Halpern, Joan Kar-Ben 1989 N/D 89 13
Til Death Do Us Part Krich, Rochelle Majer Avon Books 1992 S/O 92 21-22
Yussels Prayer: A Yom Kippur Story Cohen, Barbara s.n. N/D 82 4
Experiencing the Holocaust: Novels, Nonfiction Books, Short Stories, Poems, Plays, Films and Music Galens, Judy Thomson-Gale 2003 S/O 03 50
Other Way Round, The Kerr, Judith Coward W75 29-30
Benny Cohen, Barbara Lothrop 1977 Sp77 31
Days of Judgment: The World War II War Crimes Morin, Isobel V. Millbrook 1995 F/M 96 16
Heroes of the Holocaust Gottfried, Ted, Alcorn, Stephen Twenty-First Century Books 2001 F/M 01 15
Adventures of Aliza and Dovid: Holidays at the Farm, the Blitz, Shumuel, Katz, Tova Mesorah 2005 M/J 06 15
Caribou Wolitzer, Meg s.n. N/D 84 8
Thirteen Principles of Faith: A Chasidic Viewpoint Gurary, Noson Aronson 1996 S/O 96 5, 8
Love, Ruhl Shimoni, Rachel Focus-Midwest Sp 75 28
Only the Best Zola, Meguido N/D 82 6
Yom Kippur in Amsterdam: Stories Shrayer, Maxim D. Library of Modern Jewish Literature Syracuse University Press 2009 S/O 10 26
Hebrew Calligraphy Greenspan, Jay Seth N/D 81 12
Sammy Spider's First Simhat Torah Rouss, Sylvia A., Kahn, Katherine Janus Kar-Ben 2010 S/O 10 15-16
Jewish Idea of Ethics and Morality, The: A Convenantal Perspective Roth, Sol Yeshiva University Press 2007 F/M 08 43
Solomon Gursky Was Here Richler, Mordecai Knopf 1990 S/O 90 17
Kabbalah of Food: Conscious Eating for Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Health, The Bonder, Nilton Shambhala 1997 M/J 98 6
Music in the Holocaust: Confronting Life in the Nazi Ghettos and Camps Gilbert, Shirli Oxford University Press 2005 S/O 06 39
Voices from Israel: Understanding the Israeli Mind Levine, Etan Cornwall Books 1986 S/O 86 8
Funeral at Noon Koren, Yeshayahu Steerford Press 1996 S/O 96 13
Problem Called Chavi, A Vogiel, Eva Feldheim 1985 F/M 86 7
Escape!: The Story of the Great Houdini Fleischman, Sid HarperCollins 2006 F/M 07 7
In Gods Name Sasso, Sandy Eisenberg, Stone, Phoebe Jewish Lights Publishing 1994 F/M 95 12
Balancing Work and Love: Jewish Women Facing the Family-Career Challenge Denholtz, Elaine Grudin Brandeis University Press 2000 S/O 01 11
Crossing the Jabbok: Illness and Death in Ashkenazi Judaism in Sixteenth- through Nineteenth-Century Prague Goldberg, Sylvie-Anne, Cosman, Carol University of California Press 1996 S/O 97 8
Tefilat HaDerech: The Travelers Prayer Buchin, Joshua, Mer, Woody EKS 2012 FM13 7
Lisas Boy Machlis, Joseph M/J 83 9
Offer, The Lasky, Jesse L. M/J 82 2
Womens Passover Companion, The: Womens Reflections on the Festival of Freedom Anisfeld, Sharon Cohen Jewish Lights Publishing 2003 S/O 03 16
Hanukkah Holiday Cookbook, A Raabe, Emily PowerKids 2002 F/M 03 45
Rockinghorse Kaniuk, Yoram, Flantz, Richard Harper & Row 1977 Sp78 21
Jewish American Literature: A Guide to Reading Interests Reisner, Rosalind Libraries Unlimited 2004 M/J 05 41
Shout in the Sunshine, A Ioannides, Mara W. Cohen JPS 2007 S/O 07 16
Journey to Ellis Island: How My Father Came to America Bierman, Carol Hyperion 1998 F/M 99 16
Modern Jewish Ethics Fox, Marvin Ohio State University Press 1976 W77 26
Unbroken Chain, An: My Journey through the Nazi Holocaust Oertelt, Henry A.,, Samuels, Stephanie Oertelt Lerner Publications 2000 S/O 01 19
Four Plays: Day and Night, Father and Son, In a Conspiratorial Apartment, The Grandfather Ansky, S., Penalosa, Fernando Tsiterboym Books 2013 N/D13 43
Please Dont Wish Me a Merry Christmas: A Critical History of the Separation of Church and State Feldman, Stephen M. NYU Press 1997 S/O 97 7
Bridge to America Glaser, Linda Houghton Mifflin 2005 F/M 06 12
Elie Wisel: Conversations Franciosi, Robert University Press of Mississippi 2002 M/J 03 15
Hush Chayil, Eshes Walker 2010 S/O 10 9
Ariel Sharon Finkelstein, Norman H. Lerner 2005 S/O 05 18-19
Complete Story of Purim Mindel, Nissan F/M 83 5
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 Go to the Farm Benenfeld, Rikki Hachai 2010 F/M 10 17
Nightmare in History: The Holocaust 1933-1945 Chaikin, Miriam Clarion 1987 N/D 87 8
Who Will Be King of the Jungle? Fuchs, Menucha, Rappaport, Aviva Judaica Press S/O 03 46
Greece: A Jewish History Fleming, K. E. Princeton University Press 2008 S/O 08 15
Remember Not to Forget: A Memory of the Holocaust Finkelstein, Norman H., Hokanson, Lois, Hokanson, Lars Franklin Watts 1985 A/M 86 6
Italia Judaica Jubilee Conference, The Simonsohn, Shlomo, Shatzmiller, Joseph Brills Series in Jewish Studies Brill 2013 S/O13 41
Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish: The Heeb Storytelling Collection Liebman, Shana Grand Central Publishing 2009 F/M 10 29
Jews in American Life and Thought Whitfield, Stephen J. Srchon 1984 F/M 86 5
Messenger, The Silva, Daniel G. P. Putnam's Sons 2006 S/O 06 33
Transformations in Ancient Judaism: Textual Evidence for Creative Responses to Crisis Neusner, Jacob Hendrickson 2004 M/J 05 40
Fire in the Sky Schachnowitz, Selig, Mashinsky, M. L. N.T.T.S. Publications 1984 S/O 85 41702
Peace Rebel Elmer, Robert Promise of Zion Series Bethany House 2000 S/O 01 34
Blue Nude: A Novel Rosner, Elizabeth Ballantine Books 2006 S/O 06 33
Dont Call Me Mom: How to Improve Your In-Law Relationships Averick, Leah Shifrin Lifetime Books 1996 F/M 98 6
Holocaust, The Rossel, Seymour Franklin Watts 1981 W 82 13
Angel of Poetry: A Poetic Perspective on Living Through the Holocaust, The Ringer-Nenner, Brigitee Mazo Publishers 2003 N/D 03 16
Chosen People, The Nyburg, Sidney Markus Wiener Publishing 1985 S/O 86 9
Stories Grandparents Tell about Their Grandchildren Adler, Bill Quill 2001 N/D 01 6
Last Dance (VIDEO) Bank, Mirra First Run/Icarus Films 2002 N/D 03 41892
Nahmonides in Medieval Catlonia: History, Community, and Messianism Caputo, Nina University of Notre Dame Press 2007 S/O 08 15
What Makes Me a Jew? Seidman, Lauren Jewish Lights Publishing 2007 M/J 07 17
God, Man and History Berkovits, Eliezer Shalem Press 2004 F/M 05 12
Rage is the Subtext: Readings in Holocaust Literature and Film Derwin, Susan Ohio State University Press 2012 FM13 22
Iron Tracks, The Appelfeld, Aharon, Green, Jeffrey M. Schocken Books 1997 M/J 98 18
Seasons of Captivitiy: The Inner World of POWs Lieblich, Amia NYU Press 1994 N/D 94 10
Jewish Ritual: A Brief Introduction for Christians Olitzky, Kerry M., Judson, Daniel Jewish Lights Publishing 2005 M/J 05 40-41
Markoff Women, The Singer, June Flaum M. Evans and Company 1986 S/O 86 10
Tin Soldiers on Jerusalem Beach Lieblich, Amia O 79 6
Zohar, The (vol. 3) Matt, Daniel C. Stanford University Press 2006 S/O 06 41
Faith and Courage Lehmann, Marcus, Teomim, Joseph Feldheim 2009 S/O 10 18-19
Out of Tune: David Helfgott and the Myth of Shine Helfgott, Margaret, Gross, Tom Warner Books 1998 S/O 98 9
Between Philosemitism and Anti-semitism: Defenses of Jews and Judaism in Germany, 1871-1932 Levenson, Alan T. University of Nebraska Press 2004 F/M 05 18-19
Defying the Holocaust: A Diplomats Report Gefen, Aba Studies in Judaica and the Holocaust, 11 Borgo Press 1993 F/M 95 10
Hiding Room, The Wilson, Jonathan Penguin 1995 F/M 96 15