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Author/Editor Title Place of Publication Year Series ISBN Issue P Review Authorsort ascending Review format Review type
Huss, Boaz Zohar: Reception and Impact. 2016 S/O 2016 8 Scheide, Daniel
Kellner, Menachem Gam hem ḳeruyim adam : ǂb ha-nokhri be-ʻene ha-Rambam = They too are called human : gentiles in the eyes of Maimonides 2016 S/O 2016 8 Scheide, Daniel
Meir, Jonatan Literary Hasidism: The Life and Works of Michael Levi Rodkinson 2016 F/ M 2017 16 Scheide, Daniel Book Adult
Dweck, Yaacob Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas 2019 S/O 2019 13-14 Scheide, Daniel Book Adult
Lavee, Moshe The Rabbinic Conversion of Judaism: the Unique Perspective of the Bavli on Conversion and the Construction of Jewish Identity. 2018 M/J 2018 26 Scheide, Daniel Book Adult
Davila, James R. Hekhalot Literature in Translation: Major Texts of Merkavah Mysticism 2013 Supplements to the Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy F/M14 29 Rosenbloom, Jim
Maier, Aren M., Magness, Jodi, Schiffman, Jarence H. "Go Out and Study the Land" (Judges 18:2): Archaeological, Historical and Textual Studies in Honor of Hanan Eshel 2012 Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, no. 148 M/J13 29-30 Rosenbloom, Jim
Kalmin, Richard Migrating Tales: The Talmud’s Narratives and Their Historical Context 2014 F/M 16 12 Rosenbloom, Jim
Lieber, Laura A Vocabulary of Desire: The Song of Songs in the Early Synagogue 2014 e Brill Reference Library of Judaism, 40 N/D 2015 26 Rosenbloom, Jim
Smollett, Brian M., Wiese, Christian Reappraisals and New Studies of the Modern Jewish Experience: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Seltzer 2015 Brill Reference Library of Judaism, 44 N/D 2015 33 Rosenbloom, Jim
Silverman, Elisa Working Together: Economy, Technology, and Careers in Israel 2015 Voices from Israel N/D 2015 7 Rapp, Andrea
Silverman, Elisa Benjamin Netanyahu: Leading the Way for Israel 2015 Voices from Israel N/D 2015 7 Rapp, Andrea
Weiss, Eva L. I Am Israeli: The Children of Israel 2015 Voices from Israel N/D 2015 7 Rapp, Andrea
Murray, Julie Idrael Explore the Countries Series S/O14 46 Rapp, Andrea
Zohar, Gil The Experience of Israel: Sights and Cities 2015 Voices from Israel N/D 2015 7 Rapp, Andrea
Levinson, Cynthia Watch Out for Flying Kids! How Two Circuses, Two Countries, and Nine Kids Confront Conflict and Build Community 2015 S/O 2015 37 Rapp, Andrea
Zohar, Gil Culture, Customs, and Celebrations in Israel 2015 Voices from Israel N/D 2015 8 Rapp, Andrea
Zohar, Gil Israel and the Arab World 2015 Voices from Israel N/D 2015 8 Rapp, Andrea
Klepeis, Alicia Z. Israel 2017 Exploring World Cultures M/J 2018 18 Rapp, Andrea Book Juvenile
Edgar, Sherra G. Israel 2016 One World, Many Countries M/J 2016 12 Rapp, Andrea
Garfinkle, Adam Israel 2016 Major Nations of the Modern Middle East M/J 2016 12 Rapp, Andrea
Persano, Thomas Israel 2018 Countries we come from M/J 2018 18 Rapp, Andrea Book Juvenile
Schapira, Leah, Dwek, Victoria Kids Cooking Made Easy: Favorite Triple-Tested Recipes 2013 F/M14 4 Pinchuck, Kathe
Belsky, Judy Who Is Annie White (Fish)? 2014 M/J 15 7 Pinchuck, Kathe
Dror, Kuki, Yael Shavit and Paul Saadon Shadow in Baghdad 2013 S/O14 28 Pinchuck, Kathe
Debow, Yocheved Talking About Intimacy & Sexuality: A Guide for Orthodox Jewish Parents 2012 F/M14 29-30 Pinchuck, Kathe
Carter, Mary E. A Non-Swimmer Considers Her Mikvah: On Becoming Jewish After Fifty 2014 M/J 15 22-23 Pinchuck, Kathe
Dudinski, Natasha Gisi S/O14 28 Pinchuck, Kathe
Karp, Raphael N. The Cats of J-Town: A Clash of Colonies 2014 M/J 15 8 Pinchuck, Kathe
Lehman-Wilzig, Tami Stork's Landing S/O14 46 Pinchuck, Kathe
Pressman, Steven 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus 2013 N/D 14 42 Pinchuck, Kathe
Kedar, Nurit, Shani, Yaron Life Sentences 2013 M/J 15 46 Pinchuck, Kathe
Goldscheider, Jeremy, Goldgewicht, Richard Lost Town 2013 N/D 14 42 Pinchuck, Kathe
Hammer, Shalom Derash Yehonatan: Around the Year with Rav Yehonatan Eybeshitz 2013 S/O14 14 Pinchuck, Kathe
Glick, Rabbi Yoel Living the Life of Jewish Meditation: A Comprehensive Guide to Practice and Experience. 2014 M/J 15 24 Pinchuck, Kathe
Orlander, Toby Who By Fire, Who By Sword: The Journals of Four Courageous Jewish Women in Turbulent Times 2013 F/M14 7-8 Pinchuck, Kathe
Ofek, David Luxuries 2011 M/J 15 46 Pinchuck, Kathe
Ben-David, Shiloh Shalom Aleichem: A Collection of Halachos, Aggados and Anecdots about Greeting People 2013 S/O14 6 Pinchuck, Kathe
Besser, Yisroel Like the Seeds of a Pomegranate: A Journalist's Encounters with Greatness 2013 S/O14 6 Pinchuck, Kathe
Zebrina (musical group) Hamidbar Medaber (The Desert Speaks) 2014 N/D 14 43 Pinchuck, Kathe
Lawson, Michaela Spark Ignited: The Difficult Journey to Orthodox Judaism—The Process & the Perils 2013 N/D 14 26 Pinchuck, Kathe
Zadoff, Allen I Am the Mission The Unknown Assassin: Book Two S/O14 39 Pinchuck, Kathe
Neinstein, Larry, Bubar, Lorraine Zeide, Why Are You Wearing White Tennis Shoes on Yom Kippur? 2014 N/D 14 8 Pinchuck, Kathe
Goldlist, Marcia Enjoying Genesis: The Bible in Rhyme 2013 The Bible in Rhyme series M/J 15 5 Pinchuck, Kathe
Lopman, MK Dov To Unify a Nation: My Vision for the Future of Israel S/O14 16 Pinchuck, Kathe
Goldlist, Marcia Enjoying Exodus: The Bible in Rhyme 2013 The Bible in Rhyme series M/J 15 5 Pinchuck, Kathe
Wein, Elizabeth Rose Under Fire . 2013 F/M14 11 Pinchuck, Kathe
Goldlist, Marcia Enjoying Genesis: The Bible in Rhyme Workbook Volume 1 2014 The Bible in Rhyme series M/J 15 5 Pinchuck, Kathe
Kravitz, Asher The Jewish Dog 2015 M/J 15 12 Pinchuck, Kathe
Goldblatt, Mark Twerp 2013 F/M14 4-5 Pinchuck, Kathe
Yudin, Benjamin Rabbi Benjamin Yudin on the Parsha 2013 S/O14 26 Pinchuck, Kathe
Goldlist, Marcia Enjoying The Book of Esther: The Bible in Rhyme 2014 The Bible in Rhyme series M/J 15 5 Pinchuck, Kathe
Jacobovitz, Rabbi Avraham Torah: Beauty Beyond Belief: Insightful Responses to Challenging Questions 2014 M/J 15 30 Pinchuck, Kathe
Weiss, Judith Ta'am HaTe'amim or Universal Oral Law: A Hebrew Renaissance Kabbalistic Mission Treatise by Guillaume Postel 2018 M/J 2019 37 Levy, David B Book Adult
Cohen, Abraham One of the Thirty-Six Hidden Tzaddikim: HaGaon Rav Yitzchak Zilber zt"l- his life and legacy as told by his students and those close to him 2018 F/M 2019 3 Levy, David B Book Adult
Possett, Franz Johann Reuchlin (1455-1522): A Theological Biography 2015 Arbeiten Zur Kirchengeschichte; 129 S/O 2016 12 Levy, David B
Schatz, Andrew Josephus in Modern Jewish Culture 2019 Studies in Jewish History and culture ;55 N/D 2019 29 Levy, David B Book Adult
Schweid, Eliezer, Levin, Leonard History of Modern Jewish Religious Philosophy 2015 M/J 2016 35 Levy, David B
Ogren, Brian Time and Eternity in Jewish Mysticism: That Which is Before and That Which is After 2015 Studies in Jewish History and Culture; 48 N/D 2015 28 Levy, David B
Hirsch, Samson Raphael The Hirsch Siddur: Revised Edition 2018 S/O 2019 16 Levy, David B Book Adult
Drazin, Israel Nachmanides: An Unusual Thinker 2017 F/M 2019 3 Levy, David B Book Adult
Sheer, Charles H. Maimonides' Grand Epistle to the Scholars of Lunel: Ideology and Rhetoric 2019 N/D 2019 29 Levy, David B Book Adult
Peretz, Pauline, Rundell, Ethan Let my People Go : the Transnational Politics of Soviet Jewish Emigration during the Cold War 2015 F/M 2016 18 Levy, David B
Sackson, Adrian Joseph ibn Kaspi: Portrait of a Hebrew Philosopher in Medieval Provence 2017 M/J 2018 28 Levy, David B Book Adult
Pincus, Shimshon Dovid Moadei HaShanah: Elul and Rosh HaShanah. 2014 N/D 2015 28 Levy, David B
Schapkow, Carsten, Shepkarn, Shmuel, Levenson, Alan T. Festschrift Darkhei Noam: The Jews of Arab Lands 2015 Brill’s Series in Jewish Studies; 55). F/M 2016 19 Levy, David B
Torrey, Seland Reading Philo: A Handbook to Philo of Alexandria 2014 M/J 15 40 Levy, David B
Henkin, Yehuda Equality Lost:Essays in Torah Commentary, Halacha, and Jewish Thought 2018 Second Issue N/D 2018 28 Levy, David B Book Adult
Zalkin, Mordechai Modernizing Jewish Education in Nineteenth Century Eastern Europe: The School as the Shrine of the Jewish Enlightenment 2016 M/J 2016 38 Levy, David B
Goldman-Ida, Batsheva Hasidic Art and the Kabbalah 2018 (Brill’s Series in Jewish Studies, Volume 59 M/J 2018 23 Levy, David B Book Adult
Seidenberg, David Mevorach Kabbalah and Ecology: God’s Image in the More-Than-Human World 2015 N/D 2015 31 Levy, David B
Leibowitz, Daniella, Gliksman, Devora Rebbetzin Vichna Kaplan: The Founder of the Bais Yaakov Movement in America 2016 N/D 2016 18 Levy, David B
Kobrin, Rebecca, Teller, Adam Purchasing Power: The Economics of Modern Jewish History. 2015 M/J 2016 32 Levy, David B
Keim, Katharina E. Pirqei deRabbi Eliezer: Structure, Coherence, Intertextuality 2016 M/J 2018 25 Levy, David B Book Adult
Simonsohn, Shlomo Jews of Italy: Antiquity, The 2014 Brill Series in Jewish Studies N/D 2015 32 Levy, David B
Greenstein, David Utopia: The Walking Stories of the Zohar 2014 N/D 2015 19 Levy, David B
Legrand, Thierry, Joosten, Jan Targums in the Light of Traditions of the Second Temple Period, The 2014 Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism N/D 2015 25 Levy, David B
Zank, Michael, Anderson, Ingrid Value of the Particular: Lessons from Judaism and the Modern Jewish Experience: Festschrift for Steven T. Katz on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday 2015 Supplements to the Journal of Jewish thought and philosophy; v. 25 S/O 2016 18 Levy, David B
Pick, Shlomo H. . Moadei HaRav: Public Lectures on the Festivals by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik 2016 N/D 2016 20 Levy, David B
Matt, Daniel C. Zohar: Pritzker Edition. Vol. 9. 2016 S/O 2016 11 Levy, David B
Feldmann, Kaye Miriam Jewish Theology for a Postmodern Age 2019 F/M 2020 23-24 Levy, David B Book Adult
Gurock, Jeffrey S. Conversations with Colleagues: On Becoming an American Jewish Historian 2018 M/J 2019 28 Levy, David B Book
Trotter, Jonathan R. The Jerusalem Temple in Diaspora Jewish Practice and Thought during the Second Temple Period 2019 F/M 2020 32 Levy, David B Book Adult
Lieber, Laura Suzanne Jewish Aramaic Poetry from Late Antiquity: Translations and Commentaries 2018 N/D 2018 30 Levy, David B Book Adult
Troy, Gil The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland- Then, Now, Tomorrow 2018 M/J 2019 36 Levy, David B Book Adult
Martin-Contreras, Elvira, Miralles-Macia, Lorena Text of the Hebrew Bible: From the Rabbis to the Masoretes 2014 N/D 2015 27 Levy, David B
Schweid, Eliezer On Personal and Public Concerns: Essays in Jewish Philosophy 2014 Reference Library of Jewish Intellectual History M/J 15 37-38 Levy, David B
Dynner, Glenn, Guesnet, Francois Warsaw. The Jewish Metropolis: Essays in Honor of the 75th Birthday of Professor Antony Polonsky. 2015 F/M 16 6 Levy, David B
Mandel, Paul D. Origins of Midrash: From Teaching to Text, The 2017 Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, vol. 180 M/J 2018 26 Levy, David B Book Adult
Berzin, Gabriella Avicenna in Medieval Hebrew Translation: Todros Todrosi’s Translation of Kitab al-Najat, on Psychology and Metaphysics 2015 Islamic philosophy, theology, science/ text and studies; 91 N/D 2015 14 Levy, David B
Epstein, Kalonymos, Kalman Letters of Light: Passages from Ma’or va-shemesh 2015 F/M 16 8 Levy, David B
Lipski, Sam, Rutland, Suzanne D. Let My People Go: the Untold Story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959-1989 2015 F/M 16 15 Levy, David B
Strager, Joan Trotter Spaghetti Rain 2013 S/O 14 36 Lenson, Heather
Hasak-Lowy, Todd Me Being You is Exactly as Insane as You Being You 2015 M/J 15 8 Lenson, Heather
Zail, Suzy Playing for the Commandant S/O14 45 Lenson, Heather
LaMarche, Una Like No Other 2014 M/J 15 2-3 Lenson, Heather
Roy, Jennifer, Owenson, Meg Jars of Hope: How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children during the Holocaust 2016 F/M 16 42 Lenson, Heather
Stampler, Ann Redisch Afterparty 2014 F/M14 8-9 Lenson, Heather
Rubin, Susan Goldman Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi 2014 M/J 15 10 Lenson, Heather
Thor, Annika Deep Sea 2015 M/J 2016 10 Lenson, Heather

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