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 Year Series ISBN Issue P Review Authorsort ascending Review format Review type
Silverman, Laura You Asked for Perfect 2019 F/M 2020 39 Goldstein, Susannah Book Juvenile
Wexler, Philip Social Vision: The Lubavitcher Rebbe's Transformative Paradigm for the World 2019 F/M 2020 33 Mizrachi, Diane Book Adult
Cook, Stephen L. Ezekiel 38-48: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary 2018 S/O 2019 13 Knafl, Anne K. Book Adult
Flamm, Eric Portland Zionists Unite! And Other Short Stories 2019 N/D 2019 34 Dwyer, Taylor Book Adult
Slucki, David Sing This At My Funeral: A Memoir of Fathers and Sons 2019 N/D 2019 30 Schlitt, David Book Adult
Heschel, Abraham Joshua In this Hour: Heschel's writings in Nazi Germany and London Exile 2019 F/M 2020 26 Levy, David B. Book Adult
Carlebach, Elisheva, Moore, Deborah Dash The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization Volume 6 Confronting Modernity 1750-1880 2019 The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization Volume 6 S/O 2020 27 Levy, David B. Book Adult
Golan, Yvonne Kozlovsky Site of Amnesia: The Lost Historical Consciousness of Mizrahi Jewry 2019 N/D 2019 24 Levy, David B. Book Adult
Kaplan, Yoseph Religious Changes and Cultural Transformations in the Early Modern Western Sephardic Communities 2019 N/D 2019 24 Levy, David B. Book Adult
Cardozo, Nathan Lopes Cardozo on the Parashah: Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion: The Book of Genesis 2019 N/D 2019 22 Belinfante, Randall C. & Anne Marie Book Adult
Amsel, Nachum Encyclopedia of Jewish Values: Between Man and Man 2018 S/O 2019 9 Belinfante, Randall C. & Anne Marie Book Adult
Fertziger, Adam S., Miri Freud-Kandel, Bayne, Steven Yitz Greenberg and Modern Orthodoxy: The Road Not Taken 2019 S/O 2020 28 Belinfante, Randall C. & Anne Marie Book Adult
Crawford, Sidnie White Scribes and Scrolls at Qumran 2019 F/M 2020 22 Belinfante, Randall C. & Anne Marie Book Adult
Gebber, Leah Lady Amelie Jakobovits: Queen of Kindness 2019 Great Jewish Lives F/M 2020 40-41 Gann, Marjorie Book Juvenile
Liberman, Judith Weinshall The Visit to Latrun 2018 N/D 2018 11 Silver, Linda Book Juvenile
Gorfinkel, Jordan B., Erez, Zadok Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel 2019 M/J 2019 2 Pinchuk, Chava Book Juvenile
Zakon, Rabbi Nachman, Zakon, Miriam The Story of Rebbetzin Henny Machlis: Her Amazing Home and Family 2018 N/D 2018 9 Pinchuk, Chava Book Juvenile
Wolner, Tzipie Welcome Back, Madame Chamberlaine 2018 M/J 2019 11 Pinchuk, Chava Book Juvenile
Trachtenberg, Eliezer A. Thought and the Perception of Evil: Aristotle, Plato, the Hebrew Bible, and the Babylonian Talmud 2018 N/D 2018 34-35 Randall C. Belinfante [nid:51578] and Anne-Marie Belinfante Book Adult
Brook, Kevin Alan The Jews of Khazaria 3rd Edition 2018 M/J 2019 25 Randall C. Belinfante [nid:51578] and Anne-Marie Belinfante Book
Fraser, David Anti-Shechita Prosecutions in the Anglo-American World 1855-1913: A Major Attack on Jewish Freedoms 2018 M/J 2019 25-26 Randall C. Belinfante [nid:51578] and Anne-Marie Belinfante Book
Goetz, Bracha, Younger, Devora The Courage Club 2017 N/D 2018 7 Chava,Pinchuck Book Juvenile
Sokol, Leah, Boroda, Joni Aliza The King's Horse: A Purim Story 2019 M/J 2019 23 Chava,Pinchuck Book Juvenile
Kallus, HaRav Shraga, Rabbi Abraham Chaim Slansky Wine, Whisky & Halacha 2018 Second Edition N/D 2018 28 Chava,Pinchuck Book Adult
Adler, David A., Katz, Avi One Yellow Daffodil: A Chanukah Story 2019 N/D 2019 12-13 Chava,Pinchuck Book Juvenile
Goldstein, Riki Solomon Schonfeld: Hero of the Kindertransport 2018 Great Jewish Lives F/M 2020 41 Chava,Pinchuck Book Juvenile
Klagsbrun, Francine Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel 2017 M/J 2018 25 Eltman, George S. Book Adult
Polak, Monique Room For One More 2019 N/D 2019 16 Flax, Shoshana Book Juvenile
Metsellar, Menno, Scarry, Harry All About Anne 2018 N/D 2018 8-9 Flax, Shoshana Book Juvenile
Greenwald, Lisa 12 Before 13 2018 M/J 2019 9 Flax, Shoshana Book Juvenile
Chomer, Malka Nussbaum, Bolton, Bill Feeling Better A to Z: A Book About Bikur Cholim 2019 N/D 2019 17-18 Flax, Shoshana Book Juvenile
Ortiz, Victoria Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life and Work 2019 F/M 2020 42 Flax, Shoshana Book Juvenile
Wachsler, Leah Building 2017 M/J 2018 19 Levitan, Rebecca Book Juvenile
Folman, Ari, Polonsky, David [nid:52283], illustrator Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation 2018 M/J 2019 1 Levitan, Rebecca Book Juvenile
Rosenfeld, Dina H., Wummer, Amy We Can Find A Way: A Hachnosas Orchim Inclusion Story 2018 M/J 2019 16 Levitan, Rebecca Book Juvenile
Golabek, Mona , Cohen, Lee, Sher, Emil Children of Willesden Lane: A True Story of Hope and Survival During World War II 2017 Young Readers Edition M/J 2018 15 Levitan, Rebecca Book Juvenile
Trigere, Jane, Vincent, Lu What's a Grandparent? 2018 N/D 2019 19-20 Levitan, Rebecca Book Juvenile
Tibbits, Tim Echo Still: Is there more to life than making the team? 2018 N/D 2019 14 Levitan, Rebecca Book Juvenile
Hoffer, Rinat Shani's Shoebox 2018 N/D 2019 21 Levitan, Rebecca Book Juvenile
Martin Sugarman Jewish Participation in the Fire Service in the Second World War: Last Voices 2016 F/ M 2017 25 Marlene Schiffman
Amy Stopniki Kosher Taste 2016 F/ M 2017 25 Debbie Feder
Radomski, Kassandra Anne Frank: Get to Know the Girls Beyond Her Diary 2019 M/J 2019 5 Issac, Fred Book Juvenile
Marsico, Katie Genius Physicist: Albert Einstein 2017 N/D 2019 11-12 Issac, Fred Book Juvenile
Joseph Skibell Six Memos form the Last Millennium: A Novelist Reads the Talmud 2016 F/ M 2017 24 Issac, Fred
Snir, Reuven Arab-Jewish Literature: The Birth and Demise of the Arab Short Story 2019 N/D 2019 30 Dr. Yaffa Weisman Book Adult
Margalit Shilo Girls of Liberty: The Struggle for Suffrage in Mandatory Palestine 2016 F/ M 2017 22 Dr. Yaffa Weisman
Yudkoff, Sunny S. Tubercular Capital: Illness and the Conditions of Modern Jewish Writing 2019 N/D 2019 32 Dr. Yaffa Weisman Book Adult
Noah Shenker Reframing Holocaust Testimony 2015 F/ M 2017 21-22 Joy Kingsolver
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
Elana Shapira Style and Seducation: Jewish Patrons, Architecture, and Design in Fin de Siecle Vienna 2016 F/ M 2017 21 Hallie Cantor
Tatjana Lichtenstein Zionists in Interwar Czechoslovakia: Minority Nationalism and the Politics of Belonging 2016 F/ M 2017 14-15 Hallie Cantor
Avi Sagi After the Death of God, a Phenomenological Study of Hebrew Literature 2016 F/ M 2017 19 David Tesler
Nathan Laufer Rendevous with God; Revealing the Meaning of the Jewish Holidays and their Mysterious Rituals 2016 F/ M 2017 14 David Tesler
Gafni, Isaiah M. Jews and Judaism in the Rabbinic Era: Image and Reality - History and Historiography 2019 S/O 2020 27-28 David Tesler Book Adult
The Koren Succot Mahzor Hebrew/English edition 2015 F/ M 2017 15 David Tesler
Nelly Las, Ruth Morris Jewish Voices in Feminism: Transnational Perspectives 2015 F/ M 2017 13 Suzanne Smailes
Lawrence Kaplan Maimonides: Between Philosophy and Halakhah: Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik's Lectures on the Guide of the Perplexed 2016 F/M 2017 11-12 Yoel Finkelman
Alina Gromova, Felix Heinert, Sebastian Voigt Jewish and Non-Jewish Spaces in the Urban Context 2015 F/M 2017 10 Pinchas Roth
Sylvie Anne Goldberg, Benjamin Ivry Clepsydra: Essay on the Plurality of Time in Judaism 2016 F/M 2017 9-10 Roger S. Kohn
Aronson, Peter Bronislaw Huberman 2018 N/D 2018 7 Barbara Krasner Book Juvenile
Susan J. Gordon Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey 2016 F/M 2017 10 Barbara Krasner
Ruth Bader Ginsburg My Own Words 2016 F/M 2017 9 Rachel Simon
Nathan Wolski The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Volume 10 2016 F/ M 2017 26 David B. Levy
Joel Hecker The Zohar: Pritzker Edition Volume 11 2016 F/ M 2017 6 David B. Levy
Kfir, Uriah A Matter of Geography: A New Perspective on Medieval Hebrew Poetry 2018 Etudes sur le Judaisme Medieval, 74 N/D 2018 29 David B. Levy Book Adult
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
Yaakov Feder The Sefiros and the Self: A Divine Blueprint for Self-Discovery and Personal Growth 2016 F/M 2017 6 Nira Wolfe
Etsy Frankel-Fersel Converting Masters: World Famous Masterpieces with a Jewish Twist 2016 F/ M 2017 6 Nira Wolfe
Yaffa Ganz The Jewish Fact Finder: A Bookful of Important Torah Facts and Handy Jewish Information 2016 F/ M 2017 8 Nira Wolfe
Olga Gilburd Happiness the Jewish Way: A Practical Guide to Happiness through the Lens of Jewish Wisdom 2015 F/ M 2017 8-9 Nira Wolfe
Frank Vajda Saved to Remember: Raoul Wallenberg, Budapest 1944 and After 2016 F/ M 2017 25-26 Nira Wolfe
Israel Drazin Jonah and Amos 2016 F/M 2017 5 Arthur G. Quinn
Becker, Pamela Memoirs of a False Messiah 2019 F/M 2020 34 Lieberman, Eli Book Adult
Bleich, Judith Defenders of the Faith: Studies in Nineteenth-and-Twentieth Century Orthodoxy and Reform 2020 S/O 2020 26 Lieberman, Eli Book Adult
Stokes, Ryan The Satan: How God's Executioner Became God's Enemy 2019 N/D 2019 31 Lieberman, Eli Book Adult
Kestin, Hesh The Siege of Tel Aviv 2019 M/J 2019 39 Lieberman, Eli Book Adult
Weisman, Jonathan (((Semitism))): Being Jewish in the Age of Trump 2018 N/D 2018 35 Lieberman, Eli Book Adult
Chisvin, Heather A Fist Around the Heart 2018 N/D 2018 36 Lieberman, Eli Book Adult
Amit, Hila A Queer Way Out: The Politics of Queer Emigration from Israel 2018 F/M 2019 1 Lieberman, Eli Book Adult
Bemon, Jimmy, Boudet, Emilie, McGuinness, Nanette Superman Isn't Jewish ( But I Am....Kinda) 2018 F/M 2019 2 Lieberman, Eli Book Adult
Nakagaki, T.K. The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross: Rescuing a Symbol of Peace from the Forces of Hate 2019 N/D 2019 27-28 Lieberman, Eli Book Adult
Ethan B. Katz The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France 2015 F/ M 2017 12 Randall C. Belinfante
Ben Nisan, Hakham Moredechai, Gabriel Wasserman Royal Attire: On Karaite and Rabbanite Beliefs 2016 F/M 2017 2 Randall C. Belinfante
Simeon Schreiber From Mouring to Morning: A Comprehensive Guide to Mourning, Grieving, and Bereavement with Special Emphasis on the Shiva Call 2016 F/ M 2017 20 Nathan Rosen
Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, Anne E. Pettit For those left behind : A Jewish Anthology of Comfort and Healing 2016 F/M 2017 5 Nathan Rosen
Richard A. Light Jewish Rites of Death: Stories of Beauty and Transformation 2016 F/ M 2017 15 Nathan Rosen
Stuart M. Matlins The Jewish Book of Grief and Healing: A Spiritual Companion for Mourning 2016 F/ M 2017 16 Nathan Rosen
Abraham-Klein, Dahlia Necessary Mourning: Healing the Loss of a Parent through Jewish Ritual 2016 F/M 2017 1 Nathan Rosen
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
Andreas Kilcher, Gabriella Safran Writing Jewish Culture: Paradoxes in Ethnography 2016 F/ M 2017 12 Beth Dwoskin
Sarason, Richard S. Divrei Mishkan T’filah: Delving into the Siddur 2018 M/J 2018 28 Smailes, Suzanne Book Adult
Appelbaum, Peter C. , Scott, James W Broken Carousel: German Jewish Soldier-Poets of the Great War 2017 N/D 2018 36 Smailes, Suzanne Book Adult
Stavans, Ilan, Ballen, Gloria Abella The New World Haggadah 2016 F/ M 2017 24 Smailes, Suzanne Book Adult
Vidro, Nadia, Zweip, Irene E., Olszowy-Schlanger, Judith Universal Art: Hebrew Grammar Across Disciplines and Faiths 2014 Studies in Jewish History and Culture; 46 F/M 2016 25 Smailes, Suzanne
Kimmel, Eric A., Gutierrez, Monica Little Red Rosie 2016 S/O 2016 27-28 Quay, Alex
Capetta, Amy Rose Echo After Echo 2017 M/J 2018 14 Quay, Alex Book Juvenile
Aronson, Marc, Budhos, Marina Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism 2017 M/J 2018 8 Quay, Alex Book Juvenile
Brimner, Larry Dane Blacklisted: Hollywood, the Cold War, and the First Amendment 2018 M/J 2019 17 Quay, Alex Book Juvenile
Lane, Tamsin Yael and the Party of the Year 2018 N/D 2018 10 Quay, Alex Book Juvenile
Silverman, Erica Returning Home: Journeys to Israel 2015 Voices from Israel S/O 2016 36-37 Quay, Alex


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