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Titlesort ascending Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Author
"Jewish Threat": Anti-Semitic Politics of the UniversityS. Army, The Bendersky, Joseph Basic Books 2000 F/M 01 6
"Jewish Threat": Anti-Semitic Politics of the U.S. Army, The Bendersky, Joseph Basic Books 2000 M/J 01 6
"Jewish Question" in Europe: The Case of Hungary, The Ungvari, Tamas Social Science Monographs 2000 F/M 02 29
"I Loved My Mother on Saturdays" and Other Tales from the Shtetl and Beyond Bresnick-Perry, Roslyn Ben Yehuda Press 2009 S/O 09 33
"Hear O Israel": The History of American Jewish Preaching, 1654-1970 Friedenberg, Robert V. University of Alabama Press 1989 N/D 89 12
"Go Out and Study the Land" (Judges 18:2): Archaeological, Historical and Textual Studies in Honor of Hanan Eshel Maier, Aren M., Magness, Jodi, Schiffman, Jarence H. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, no. 148 Brill 2012 M/J13 29-30 Rosenbloom, Jim
"Berson Boys" and the Origins of Contemporary Zionist Militancy, The Baumel, Judith Tydor, Ordan, Dena Syracuse University Press 2005 M/J 06 22
"Am I a Murderer?" Testament of a Jewish Ghetto Policeman Perechodnik, Calel Westview 1996 M/J 96 15
Zionist Entity: The Jewish State in the 21st Century, The Levy, David Mazo Publishers 2015 N/D 2015 25 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Victory of Zionism: Reclaiming the Narrative about Israel’s Domestic, Regional, and International Challenges, The Navon, Emmanuel CreateSpace 2014 N/D 2015 27 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Value of the Particular: Lessons from Judaism and the Modern Jewish Experience: Festschrift for Steven T. Katz on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday Zank, Michael, Anderson, Ingrid Supplements to the Journal of Jewish thought and philosophy; v. 25 Brill 2015 S/O 2016 18 Levy, David B
Universal Art: Hebrew Grammar Across Disciplines and Faiths Vidro, Nadia, Zweip, Irene E., Olszowy-Schlanger, Judith Studies in Jewish History and Culture; 46 Brill 2014 F/M 2016 25 Smailes, Suzanne
Traveling Homeland: The Babylonian Talmud as Diaspora Boyarin, Daniel University of Pennsylvania Press 2016 S/O 2016 2 Finkelman, Yoel
Transnational Traditions: New Perspectives on American Jewish History Kahn, Ava F., Mendelsohn, Adam M. Wayne State University Press 2014 N/D 2015 23 Sukenic, Harvey
To the Gates of Jerusalem: The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald, 1945-1947 Goda, Norman J.W. Indiana University Press 2015 M/J 15 26 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Time and Eternity in Jewish Mysticism: That Which is Before and That Which is After Ogren, Brian Studies in Jewish History and Culture; 48 Brill 2015 N/D 2015 28 Levy, David B
Tiferet Yisrael: Translation and Commentary: Volume 1: Introduction and Chapters 1-9. Loew, Yehudah ben Bezalel, Widmonte, Ramon Urim Publications 2016 M/J 2018 26 David B. Levy
The Mountain Jews and the Mirror Feuerman, Ruchama King Kar-Ben 2015 N/D 2015 3 Cole, Ellen
The Arabic Translation and Commentary of Yefet ben ‘Eli the Karaite on the Book of Joshua Robinson, James T. Brill 2014 M/J 15 35-36 Belinfante, Randall C.
Text of the Hebrew Bible: From the Rabbis to the Masoretes Martin-Contreras, Elvira, Miralles-Macia, Lorena Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014 N/D 2015 27 Levy, David B
Targums in the Light of Traditions of the Second Temple Period, The Legrand, Thierry, Joosten, Jan Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism Brill 2014 N/D 2015 25 Levy, David B
Strangers in Budapest Keener, Jessica Algonquin Books 2017 M/J 2018 36 Gremillion, Yossi
Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees Leatherdale, Mary Beth, Shakespeare, Eleanor Annick Press 2017 M/J 2018 16 Krasner, Barbara
Shame Borne in Silence: Spousal Abuse in the Jewish Community. 2nd edition. Twerski, Abraham J. Urim 2015 N/D 2016 22 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Scripture and Tradition: Rabbi Akiva and the Triumph of Midrash Yadin-Israel, Azzan University of Pennsylvania Press 2015 N/D 2015 40 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Scarlett and Sam: Escape from Egypt Kimmel, Eric A. Kar-Ben 2015 M/J 15 17 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Reappraisals and New Studies of the Modern Jewish Experience: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Seltzer Smollett, Brian M., Wiese, Christian Brill Reference Library of Judaism, 44 Brill 2015 N/D 2015 33 Rosenbloom, Jim
Rabbi Marcus Jastrow and his Vision for the Reform of Judaism: A Study in the History of Judaism in the Nineteenth Century Galas, Michal Academic Studies Press 2013 M/J 15 23 Isaac, Fred
Rabbi and Senator Sleep Together: Marrying Religion and Politics. Foster, Steven, Foster, Joyce, Brovsky, Cindy Triple D Press 2016 N/D 2016 16 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Purchasing Power: The Economics of Modern Jewish History. Kobrin, Rebecca, Teller, Adam University of Pennsylvania Press 2015 M/J 2016 32 Levy, David B
Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz: Men, Women, and Everyday Religious Observance. Baumgarten, Elisheva Pennsylvania University Press 2014 S/O 2015 2 Chesner, Michelle
Popularizing Anti-Semitism in Early modern Spain and its Empire: Francisco de Torrejoncillo and the Centinela contr Judios (1674) Soyer, Francois Brill 2014 N/D 2015 34 Belinfante, Randall C.
Poetry of Yehuda Amichai Amichai, Yehuda, Alter, Robert Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015 M/J 2016 39 Dwoskin, Beth
Pious Ones: The World of Hasidim and Their Battles with America, the Berger, Joseph Harper Perennial 2014 S/O 2015 2 Gordon, Ilka
Palestinian Commemoration in Israel: Calendars, Monuments, and Martyrs Sorek, Tamir Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Societies) Stanford University Press 2015 N/D 2015 34 Simon, Rachel
Orthodoxy in American Judaism; The Era of Rabbi Leo Jung Jacobson, Maxine Academic Studies Press 2016 N/D 2016 18 Tesler, David
Origins of Midrash: From Teaching to Text, The Mandel, Paul D. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, vol. 180 Leiden 2017 M/J 2018 26 Levy, David B
Orchard, The Brandes, Yochi, Libenson, Daniel Gefen 2017 M/J 2018 35 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Orchard, The Brandes, Yochi Gefen 2017 M/J 2018 35 Pinchuck, Chava
Noah’s Ark: From Genesis Chapters 6-9 Falken, Linda Metropolitan Museum of Art 2015 N/D 2016 4 Marks, Allison
Night Songs from a Neighboring Village: Ballads of the Ukrainian and Yiddish Heartland Alpert, Michael, Kytasty, Julian Oriente Musik 2014 M/J 2016 42 Pinnolis, Judith S.
New Membership & Financial Alternatives for the American Synagogue: From Traditional Dues to Fair Share to Gifts from the Heart Olitzky, Kerry M., Olitzky, Avi S. Jewish Lights Publishing 2015 F/M 2016 18 Wolfe, Nira
New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction Aarons, Victoria, Patt, Avinoam J., Shechner, Mark Wayne State University Press 2015 M/J 2016 39 Gordon, Ilka
My Two Cents: A Collection of Short Stories Dean, Arthur Little Red Tree Publishing 2015 M/J 2016 40 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Pollak, M., Simons, S. Maggid Books 2014 S/O 2016 12 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Mishnah and Tosefta Studies Brody, Robert Magnes Press 2014 M/J 15 21 Roth, Pinchas
Milk Underground, The Someck, Ronny, Inbar, Hana, Manaster, Robert White Pine Press 2015 F/M 2016 28 Levine, Joyce
Metropolitans, The Goodman, Carol 2017 M/J 2018 12 Silver, Linda R.
Me and the Middle East: Firsthand Reporting on Israel’s Most Dramatic Days Oestermann, Richard Gefen 2014 N/D 2015 28 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Max Baer and Barney Ross: Jewish Heroes of Boxing Sussman, Jeffrey Rowman & Littlefield 2017 M/J 2018 32 Share, Ellen
Martian Sands Tidhar, Lavie PS Publishing 2013 M/J 2014 48 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Mapping the Bones Yolen, Jane Philomel Books 2018 M/J 2018 17 Silver, Linda R.
Loyal Sons: Jews in the German Army during the Great War Appelbaum, Peter C. Valentine Mitchell 2014 M/J 15 19-20 Simon, Rachel
Louis Ginzberg’s Legends of the Jews: Ancient Jewish Folk Literature Reconsidered Hasan-Rokem, Galit, Gruenwald, Ithamar Wayne State University Press 2014 M/J 15 28 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Lost Temple of Israel. rev. ed. Koenigsberg, Zvi Academic Studies Press 2015 S/O 2016 9 Share, Ellen
Long Trail Home, The Burkhart, Kiersi, Keyser, Amber Quartz Creek Ranch Lerner 2017 M/J 2018 11 McMahon, Martha
Liliths’s Demons Enszer, Dr. Julie R. Midsummer Night's Press 2015 M/J 2016 40 Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron
Like Finding My Twin: How an Eighth-Grade Class Reunited Two Holocaust Refugees Chapman, Fern Schumer, Greensfelder, Tom Gussie Rose Press 2015 F/M 16 32 Colodny, Debbie
Librarian of Auschwitz, The Iturbe, Antonio, Thwaites, Lilit Henry Holt 2017 M/J 2018 5 Gershowitz, Elissa
Liberman Open Orthodox Haggadah, The Herzfeld, Shmuel Gefen 2015 N/D 2015 22 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Kissing in America Rabb, Margo Harper 2015 M/J 15 8-9 Levine, Joyce
Kindness, a Novel Samson, Polly Bloomsbury 2015 M/J 2016 41 Freiband, Susan
Kabbalah and Ecology: God’s Image in the More-Than-Human World Seidenberg, David Mevorach Cambridge University Press 2015 N/D 2015 31 Levy, David B
Judeans and Jews: Four Faces of Dichotomy in Ancient Jewish History Schwartz, Daniel University of Toronto Press 2014 N/D 2015 30 Tesler, David
Joseph ibn Kaspi: Portrait of a Hebrew Philosopher in Medieval Provence Sackson, Adrian Brill 2017 M/J 2018 28 Levy, David B
John Lennon and the Jews: a Philosophical Rampage Maghen, Ze'ev Toby Press 2014 N/D 2015 26 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Jews of Italy: Antiquity, The Simonsohn, Shlomo Brill Series in Jewish Studies Brill 2014 N/D 2015 32 Levy, David B
Jewish Rights, National Rites: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia Rabinovitch, Simon Stanford University Press 2014 N/D 2015 29 Kohn, Roger S.
Jewish Comix Anthology: a collection of tales, stories and myths told and retold in comic book form, The. Volume 1. Bergson, Steven M. Alternate History Comics 2014 F/M 2016 26 Gold, Etta
Israel’s Impossible Era: The Human Element in U.S.-Israel Relations Starr, Joyce Starr Publishing 2015 N/D 2015 35 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Ishmael’s Oranges Hajaj, Claire Oneworld Publications 2014 N/D 2015 42 Pinchuck, Chava
Is It Passover Yet? Barash, Chris Albert Whitman 2015 M/J 15 16 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Inspired by a True Story: Isaac Karmon, Robert Pleasure Boat Studio 2017 M/J 2018 36 Bibel, Barbara M.
I, Sarah Steinway Carter, Mary E. Tovah Miriam 2018 M/J 2018 35 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Holocaust: Racism and Genocide in World War II, The Mooney, Carla, Casteel, Tom Inquire and Investigate Nomad Press 2017 M/J 2018 16 Isaac, Fred
History of Modern Jewish Religious Philosophy Schweid, Eliezer, Levin, Leonard Brill 2015 M/J 2016 35 Levy, David B
Hidden Treasures from Europe. v.1 Emanuel, Simha Magnes Press 2015 S/O 2016 5 Wolfe, Nira
Have You Heard?: a Child’s Introduction to the Ten Commandments Glickman, Jeffrey., Krackow, Eric Schiffer Publishing 2017 M/J 2018 7 McMahon, Martha
Growing up Jewish in Alexandria: The Story of a Sephardic Family’s Exodus from Egypt Carasso, Lucienne CreateSpace 2014 S/O 2015 4 Simon, Rachel
Girl with the Red Balloon, The Locke, Katherine Albert Whitman 2017 M/J 2018 6 Bloomfield, Kathy
Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path Michaelson, Jay Ben Yehuda Press 2015 S/O 2016 11 Kohn, Roger S.
Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi Rubin, Susan Goldman Holiday House 2014 M/J 15 10 Lenson, Heather
Franco’s Refugees: Records of the Jews Who Came Through Spain and Portugal to New York City 1940-1941: Volume I, June–October 1940 Feldman, Lawrence H. Clearfield Company 2016 N/D 2016 15 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Farewell, Aleppo: My Father, My People, and Their Long Journey Home Sutton, Claudette E. Terra Nova Books 2014 N/D 2015 35 Dwoskin, Beth
Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism Aronson, Marc, Budhos, Marina Henry Holt 2017 M/J 2018 8 Quay, Alex
Embracing the Divine Feminine: Finding God through the Ecstasy of Physical Love—The Song of Songs. Annotated and Explained Shapiro, Rami M. Skylight Paths 2014 N/D 2015 31 Pinchuck, Chava
Educational Oases in the Desert: the Alliance Israélite Universelle’s Girls’ Schools in Ottoman Iraq, 1895-1915 Sciarcon, Jonathan SUNY Press 2017 M/J 2018 30 Simon, Rachel
Education of a Traitor: Growing Up in Cold War Russia Grobman, Svetlana Musings Publishing 2015 M/J 2016 43
Dreidels on the Brain. Ben Izzy, Joel Dial Books for Young Readers 2016 N/D 2016 1 Marks, Allison
Double diaspora in Sephardic literature: Jewish cultural production before and after 1492 Wacks, David A. Indiana University Press 2015 N/D 2015 38 Belinfante, Randall C.
Daughters of the Air Szilagyi, Anca L. Lanternfish Press 2017 M/J 2018 39 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Creation, Covenant, and the Beginnings of Judaism: Reconceiving Historical Time in the Second Temple Period Mermelstein, Ari Brill Academic Publishers 2014 N/D 2015 27 Tesler, David
Concise Lexicon of Late Biblical Hebrew: Linguistics in the Writings of the Second Temple Period Hurvitz, Avi Brill 2015 N/D 2015 22 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Biblical Path to Psychological Maturity: Psychological Insights into the Weekly Torah Readings Skolnick, Vivian B. Kodesh Press 2014 N/D 2015 32 Pinchuck, Chava
Beginnings of Ladino Literature: Moses Almosnino and his Readers Borovaya, Olga Indiana University Press 2017 M/J 2018 22 Belinfante, Randall C.
As Long as the Candle Burns, The Memoir of Chana Bunim Rubin Ausubel Ausubel, Chana Bunim Rubin Mazo Publishers 2015 S/O 2016 14 Freiband, Susan
Architect of Liberal Judaism Fox, Pam, Mattuck, Israel Isidor Valentine Mitchell 2016 N/D 2016 16 Isaac, Fred
Anonymous Soldiers: the Struggle for Israel 1917-1947 Hoffman, Bruce Alfred A. Knopf 2015 M/J 15 29 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Anne Frank: Heroic Diarist of the Holocaust Killcoyne, Hope Lourie Britannica Beginner Bios Britannica/Rosen 2016 N/D 2016 4 Krasner, Barbara
And so is the Bus: Jerusalem Stories Birstein, Yossel, Birstein, Margaret, Inbar, Hana, Manaster, Robert Dryad Press 2016 M/J 2016 40 Share, Ellen

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