Book Review Index


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Author/Editor Titlesort descending Place of Publication Year Series ISBN Issue P Review Author Review format Review type
Rieger, Aleena I Didn’t Tell Them Anything: The Wartime Secrets of An American Girl 2015 f/ 19 Schutzman, Laura
Spitz, Elie Kaplan Increasing Wholeness: Jewish Wisdom &Guided Meditations to Strengthen & Calm Body, Heart, Mind & Spirit . 2015 F/M 2016 23 Pinchuck, Chava
Polak, Joseph After the Holocaust the Bells Still Ring 2015 S/O 2016 12 Pinchuck, Chava
Avner, Yehuda, Rees, Matt Ambassador, The 2015 M/J 2016 39 Pinchuck, Chava
Birstein, Yossel, Birstein, Margaret, Inbar, Hana, Manaster, Robert And so is the Bus: Jerusalem Stories 2016 M/J 2016 40 Share, Ellen
Killcoyne, Hope Lourie Anne Frank: Heroic Diarist of the Holocaust 2016 Britannica Beginner Bios N/D 2016 4 Krasner, Barbara
Hoffman, Bruce Anonymous Soldiers: the Struggle for Israel 1917-1947 2015 M/J 15 29 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Fox, Pam, Mattuck, Israel Isidor Architect of Liberal Judaism 2016 N/D 2016 16 Isaac, Fred
Ausubel, Chana Bunim Rubin As Long as the Candle Burns, The Memoir of Chana Bunim Rubin Ausubel 2015 S/O 2016 14 Freiband, Susan
Borovaya, Olga Beginnings of Ladino Literature: Moses Almosnino and his Readers 2017 M/J 2018 22 Belinfante, Randall C. Book Adult
Skolnick, Vivian B. Biblical Path to Psychological Maturity: Psychological Insights into the Weekly Torah Readings 2014 N/D 2015 32 Pinchuck, Chava
Hurvitz, Avi Concise Lexicon of Late Biblical Hebrew: Linguistics in the Writings of the Second Temple Period 2015 N/D 2015 22 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Mermelstein, Ari Creation, Covenant, and the Beginnings of Judaism: Reconceiving Historical Time in the Second Temple Period 2014 N/D 2015 27 Tesler, David
Szilagyi, Anca L. Daughters of the Air 2017 M/J 2018 39 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Wacks, David A. Double diaspora in Sephardic literature: Jewish cultural production before and after 1492 2015 N/D 2015 38 Belinfante, Randall C.
Ben Izzy, Joel Dreidels on the Brain. 2016 N/D 2016 1 Marks, Allison
Grobman, Svetlana Education of a Traitor: Growing Up in Cold War Russia 2015 M/J 2016 43
Sciarcon, Jonathan Educational Oases in the Desert: the Alliance Israélite Universelle’s Girls’ Schools in Ottoman Iraq, 1895-1915 2017 M/J 2018 30 Simon, Rachel Book Adult
Shapiro, Rami M. Embracing the Divine Feminine: Finding God through the Ecstasy of Physical Love—The Song of Songs. Annotated and Explained 2014 N/D 2015 31 Pinchuck, Chava
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
Sutton, Claudette E. Farewell, Aleppo: My Father, My People, and Their Long Journey Home 2014 N/D 2015 35 Dwoskin, Beth
Feldman, Lawrence H. Franco’s Refugees: Records of the Jews Who Came Through Spain and Portugal to New York City 1940-1941: Volume I, June–October 1940 2016 N/D 2016 15 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Rubin, Susan Goldman Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi 2014 M/J 15 10 Lenson, Heather
Michaelson, Jay Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path 2015 S/O 2016 11 Kohn, Roger S.
Locke, Katherine Girl with the Red Balloon, The 2017 M/J 2018 6 Bloomfield, Kathy Book Juvenile
Carasso, Lucienne Growing up Jewish in Alexandria: The Story of a Sephardic Family’s Exodus from Egypt 2014 S/O 2015 4 Simon, Rachel
Glickman, Jeffrey., Krackow, Eric Have You Heard?: a Child’s Introduction to the Ten Commandments 2017 M/J 2018 7 McMahon, Martha Book Juvenile
Emanuel, Simha Hidden Treasures from Europe. v.1 2015 S/O 2016 5 Wolfe, Nira
Schweid, Eliezer, Levin, Leonard History of Modern Jewish Religious Philosophy 2015 M/J 2016 35 Levy, David B
Mooney, Carla, Casteel, Tom Holocaust: Racism and Genocide in World War II, The 2017 Inquire and Investigate M/J 2018 16 Isaac, Fred Book Juvenile
Carter, Mary E. I, Sarah Steinway 2018 M/J 2018 35 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Karmon, Robert Inspired by a True Story: Isaac 2017 M/J 2018 36 Bibel, Barbara M. Book Adult
Barash, Chris Is It Passover Yet? 2015 M/J 15 16 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Hajaj, Claire Ishmael’s Oranges 2014 N/D 2015 42 Pinchuck, Chava
Starr, Joyce Israel’s Impossible Era: The Human Element in U.S.-Israel Relations 2015 N/D 2015 35 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Bergson, Steven M. Jewish Comix Anthology: a collection of tales, stories and myths told and retold in comic book form, The. Volume 1. 2014 F/M 2016 26 Gold, Etta
Rabinovitch, Simon Jewish Rights, National Rites: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia 2014 N/D 2015 29 Kohn, Roger S.
Simonsohn, Shlomo Jews of Italy: Antiquity, The 2014 Brill Series in Jewish Studies N/D 2015 32 Levy, David B
Maghen, Ze'ev John Lennon and the Jews: a Philosophical Rampage 2014 N/D 2015 26 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Sackson, Adrian Joseph ibn Kaspi: Portrait of a Hebrew Philosopher in Medieval Provence 2017 M/J 2018 28 Levy, David B Book Adult
Schwartz, Daniel Judeans and Jews: Four Faces of Dichotomy in Ancient Jewish History 2014 N/D 2015 30 Tesler, David
Seidenberg, David Mevorach Kabbalah and Ecology: God’s Image in the More-Than-Human World 2015 N/D 2015 31 Levy, David B
Samson, Polly Kindness, a Novel 2015 M/J 2016 41 Freiband, Susan
Rabb, Margo Kissing in America 2015 M/J 15 8-9 Levine, Joyce
Herzfeld, Shmuel Liberman Open Orthodox Haggadah, The 2015 N/D 2015 22 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Iturbe, Antonio, Thwaites, Lilit Librarian of Auschwitz, The 2017 M/J 2018 5 Gershowitz, Elissa Book Juvenile
Chapman, Fern Schumer, Greensfelder, Tom Like Finding My Twin: How an Eighth-Grade Class Reunited Two Holocaust Refugees 2015 F/M 16 32 Colodny, Debbie
Enszer, Dr. Julie R. Liliths’s Demons 2015 M/J 2016 40 Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron
Burkhart, Kiersi, Keyser, Amber Long Trail Home, The 2017 Quartz Creek Ranch M/J 2018 11 McMahon, Martha Book Juvenile
Koenigsberg, Zvi Lost Temple of Israel. rev. ed. 2015 S/O 2016 9 Share, Ellen
Hasan-Rokem, Galit, Gruenwald, Ithamar Louis Ginzberg’s Legends of the Jews: Ancient Jewish Folk Literature Reconsidered 2014 M/J 15 28 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Appelbaum, Peter C. Loyal Sons: Jews in the German Army during the Great War 2014 M/J 15 19-20 Simon, Rachel
Yolen, Jane Mapping the Bones 2018 M/J 2018 17 Silver, Linda R. Book Juvenile
Tidhar, Lavie Martian Sands 2013 M/J 2014 48 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Sussman, Jeffrey Max Baer and Barney Ross: Jewish Heroes of Boxing 2017 M/J 2018 32 Share, Ellen Book Adult
Oestermann, Richard Me and the Middle East: Firsthand Reporting on Israel’s Most Dramatic Days 2014 N/D 2015 28 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Goodman, Carol Metropolitans, The 2017 M/J 2018 12 Silver, Linda R. Book Juvenile
Someck, Ronny, Inbar, Hana, Manaster, Robert Milk Underground, The 2015 F/M 2016 28 Levine, Joyce
Brody, Robert Mishnah and Tosefta Studies 2014 M/J 15 21 Roth, Pinchas
Pollak, M., Simons, S. Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks 2014 S/O 2016 12 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Dean, Arthur My Two Cents: A Collection of Short Stories 2015 M/J 2016 40 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Aarons, Victoria, Patt, Avinoam J., Shechner, Mark New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction 2015 M/J 2016 39 Gordon, Ilka
Olitzky, Kerry M., Olitzky, Avi S. New Membership & Financial Alternatives for the American Synagogue: From Traditional Dues to Fair Share to Gifts from the Heart 2015 F/M 2016 18 Wolfe, Nira
Alpert, Michael, Kytasty, Julian Night Songs from a Neighboring Village: Ballads of the Ukrainian and Yiddish Heartland 2014 M/J 2016 42 Pinnolis, Judith S.
Falken, Linda Noah’s Ark: From Genesis Chapters 6-9 2015 N/D 2016 4 Marks, Allison
Brandes, Yochi, Libenson, Daniel Orchard, The 2017 M/J 2018 35 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Brandes, Yochi Orchard, The 2017 M/J 2018 35 Pinchuck, Chava Book Adult
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
Jacobson, Maxine Orthodoxy in American Judaism; The Era of Rabbi Leo Jung 2016 N/D 2016 18 Tesler, David
Sorek, Tamir Palestinian Commemoration in Israel: Calendars, Monuments, and Martyrs 2015 Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Societies) N/D 2015 34 Simon, Rachel
Berger, Joseph Pious Ones: The World of Hasidim and Their Battles with America, the 2014 S/O 2015 2 Gordon, Ilka
Amichai, Yehuda, Alter, Robert Poetry of Yehuda Amichai 2015 M/J 2016 39 Dwoskin, Beth
Soyer, Francois Popularizing Anti-Semitism in Early modern Spain and its Empire: Francisco de Torrejoncillo and the Centinela contr Judios (1674) 2014 N/D 2015 34 Belinfante, Randall C.
Baumgarten, Elisheva Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz: Men, Women, and Everyday Religious Observance. 2014 S/O 2015 2 Chesner, Michelle
Kobrin, Rebecca, Teller, Adam Purchasing Power: The Economics of Modern Jewish History. 2015 M/J 2016 32 Levy, David B
Foster, Steven, Foster, Joyce, Brovsky, Cindy Rabbi and Senator Sleep Together: Marrying Religion and Politics. 2016 N/D 2016 16 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Galas, Michal Rabbi Marcus Jastrow and his Vision for the Reform of Judaism: A Study in the History of Judaism in the Nineteenth Century 2013 M/J 15 23 Isaac, Fred
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
Kimmel, Eric A. Scarlett and Sam: Escape from Egypt 2015 M/J 15 17 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Yadin-Israel, Azzan Scripture and Tradition: Rabbi Akiva and the Triumph of Midrash 2015 N/D 2015 40 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Twerski, Abraham J. Shame Borne in Silence: Spousal Abuse in the Jewish Community. 2nd edition. 2015 N/D 2016 22 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Leatherdale, Mary Beth, Shakespeare, Eleanor Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees 2017 M/J 2018 16 Krasner, Barbara Book Juvenile
Keener, Jessica Strangers in Budapest 2017 M/J 2018 36 Gremillion, Yossi Book Adult
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
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
Robinson, James T. The Arabic Translation and Commentary of Yefet ben ‘Eli the Karaite on the Book of Joshua 2014 M/J 15 35-36 Belinfante, Randall C.
Ganzel, Tova, Yehuda Brandes, Chayuta Deutsch The Believer and Modern Study of the Bible 2019 S/O 2020 28 Tesler, David Book Adult
Feuerman, Ruchama King The Mountain Jews and the Mirror 2015 N/D 2015 3 Cole, Ellen
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
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
Goda, Norman J.W. To the Gates of Jerusalem: The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald, 1945-1947 2015 M/J 15 26 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Kahn, Ava F., Mendelsohn, Adam M. Transnational Traditions: New Perspectives on American Jewish History 2014 N/D 2015 23 Sukenic, Harvey
Boyarin, Daniel Traveling Homeland: The Babylonian Talmud as Diaspora 2016 S/O 2016 2 Finkelman, Yoel
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
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
Navon, Emmanuel Victory of Zionism: Reclaiming the Narrative about Israel’s Domestic, Regional, and International Challenges, The 2014 N/D 2015 27 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
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
Levy, David Zionist Entity: The Jewish State in the 21st Century, The 2015 N/D 2015 25 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Perechodnik, Calel "Am I a Murderer?" Testament of a Jewish Ghetto Policeman 1996 M/J 96 15
Baumel, Judith Tydor, Ordan, Dena "Berson Boys" and the Origins of Contemporary Zionist Militancy, The 2005 M/J 06 22


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