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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Authorsort descending
For the Love of God: The Bible as an Open Book Ostriker, Alicia Suskin Rutgers University Press 2007 N/D 08 17
What is the Purpose of Creation? A Jewish Anthology Alter, Michael J. Aronson 1991 S/O 91 17
Irma: A Chicago Womans Story, 1871-1966 Steinberg, Ellen FitzSimmons University of Iowa 2004 S/O 04 25
Naftali the Storyteller and His Horse, Sus, and Other Stories Singer, Isaac Bashevis, Zemach, Margot Farar, Straus & Giroux 1976 Sp77 31
Elie Wiesel: Witness for Life Norman, Stern Ellen S/O 82 8
Last Chapter, The (VIDEO) Bikel, Theodore Ben-Lar Productions S/O 93 22-23
Radio and the Jews: The Untold Story of How Radio Influenced Americas Image of Jews, 1920s - 1950s Siegel, David S., Siegel, Susan Book Hunter Press 2007 F/M 08 45
Stories for Children Singer, Isaac Bashevis N/D 84 6
Times Square Rabbi Fine, Yehuda Hazelden Press 1997 S/O 97 7
Hiding Places, A Mother, A Daughter, an Uncovered Life Wyshogrod, Diane SUNY Press 2012 S/O13 46
Zohar, The (Pritzker ed.) (vol. 4) Matt, Daniel C. Stanford University Press 2007 M/J 08 42-43
Mark Twains Jews Vogel, Dan Ktav 2006 S/O 06 45-46
Complete Passover Cookbook, The AvRutick, Frances R. S/O 81 13
Jewish Renewal: A Path to Healing and Transformation Lerner, Michael HarperPerenial 1995 F/M 96 14-15
Out of the Shadows: An Artists Journey Waldman, Neil Honesdale 2006 M/J 06 10
Seasons for Celebration: A Contemporary Guide to the Joys, Practices and Traditions of the Jewish Holidays Fox, Karen L., Miller, Phyllis Zimbler, Fox, Vicki Reikes Putnam 1992 N/D 92 23
Brownsville Kleid, Neil, Allen, Jake NBM ComicsLit 2006 S/O 06 31-32
As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschels Amazing March Toward Freedom Michelson, Richard, Colon, Raul Knopf 2008 M/J 08 8
Gracia (AUDIO) Aroeste, Sarah Aroeste Music LLC 2012 N/D12 45
Fiets Vase and Other Stories of Survival: Europe, 1939-1945 Gold, Alison Leslie Penguin Group 2003 S/O 03 12
Walls of Jerusalem, The Lesberg, Sandy, Canetti, Nicolai Bobbs Merrill 1976 W77 27
In the Beginning: The Art of Genesis Fischer, Chuck, Flowers, Curtis, Foster, Bruce Little, Brown 2008 N/D 09 41892
My Father, His Daughter Dayan, Yael Farrar 1985 S/O 86 41828
Donkeys Story, The Cohen, Barbara, Jeanne Cohen, Susan Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 1988 M/J 88 6
Keepers: An Introduction to the History and Culture of the Samaritans, The Anderson, Robert T., Giles, Terry Hendrickson 2002 N/D 02 11
Psalms of the Jewish Liturgy: A Guide to Their Beauty, Power, and Meaning Glazer, Miriyam Aviv Press 2009 N/D 10 19
Songs from the Garden of Eden, Jewish Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes (AUDIO)) Hoarau, Jean-Christopher, Alemagna, Beatrice Folle Avoine Productions 2009 F/M 10 19
Chosen People in America, The Eisen, Arnold H. s.n. M/J 84 4
Book in the Jewish World 1700-1900, The Gries, Zeev Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2007 F/M 08 39
Anne Frank Tridenti, Lina, Thorne, Stephen Why They Became Famous Silver Burdett 1985 A/M 86 6
Global Counterstike: International Counterterroism Katz, Samuel M. Terrorist Dossiers Series Lerner 2005 N/D 05 41892
Expanding Circle: An Adoption Odyssey, The Wolff, Marion Freyer Fithian Press 2000 M/J 00 23
World Religions in America: An Introduction (3rd ed.) Neusner, Jacob Westminster John Knox Press 2003 N/D 03 15
Jewish Child: Halakhic Perspectives, The Matzner-Bekerman, Shoshana Ktav 1984 F/M 85 6
On Equal Terms: Jews in America 1881-1981 Dawidowicz, Lucy S. F/M 83 4
Living Dead, The, 2nd English language ed Megged, Aharon, Louvish, Misha Toby Press 2005 S/O 06 32
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Peppas, Lynn Celebrations in My World Crabtree 2010 S/O 10 13, 15
Ten Commandments: The Reciprocity of Faithfulness, The Brown, William P. Westminster 2004 F/M 05 13
Unholy Orders: Mystery Stories with a Religious Twist Stevens, Serita Intrigue Press 2000 S/O 01 31
I Love Passover Hirsch, Marily Holiday 1985 F/M 85 7
Moral Meaning of the Bible: The What, How and Why of Biblical Ethics, The (AUDIO) Kimelman, Reuven Our Learning Company 2007 F/M 08 48
Defiant: A True Story of Jewish Vengeance & Survival, The Yoran, Shalom St. Martin's 1996 F/M 97 16
Judaism Gerner, Katy Religions Around the World Series Marshall Cavendish 2009 S/O 09 22
Polish Lad, The Linetski, Isaac J. M/J 87 4
Sigmund Freud: The World Within Neimark, Anne E. Harcourt 1976 Sp77 32
Celebrating the New Moon: A Rosh Chodesh Anthology Berrin, Susan Aronson 1996 N/D 96 4
Bible After Babel: Historical Criticism in a Postmodern Age, The Collins, John J. Eerdmans 2005 F/M 07 31-32
Hebrew Bible, The (AUDIO) Schiffman, Lawrence H. Recorded Books 2008 N/D 09 27
Alina: A Russian Girl Comes to Israel Meir, Mira s.n. N/D 82 8
Full Circle: Escape from Baghdad and the Return Fathi, Saul Silas Xlibris Corporation 2005 M/J 06 26
Why Werent You Zisha? And Other Stories Michal, Tanya, Katz, Avi Mesorah 2008 F/M 09 49
Jacob the Liar Becker, Jurek, Kornfeld, Melvin Harcourt 1975 Sp76 22
Noahs Ark Dimond, Masper S/O 84 8
Ethnic Frontiers and Peripheries: Landscapes of Development and Inequality in Israel Yiftachel, Oren, Meir, Avinoam Westview 1998 F/M 99 14
Liba and the Feather Thief Walfish, Miriam Jewish Girls Around the World Judaica Press 2013 S/O13 4
Rescued from the Reich: How One of Hitlers Soldiers Saved the Lubavitcher Rebbe Rigg, Bryan Mark Yale University Press 2004 F/M 05 20-21
Sworn Enemies Matas, Carol Bantam 1993 S/O 93 22
Tree that Stands Beyond Space: Rebbe Nachman of Breslov on the Mystical Experience, The Sears, David Breslov Research Institute 2002 F/M 04 20
Honi and His Magic Circle Gershator, Phillis, Rieger, Shay JPS 1980 Sp 80 21
Midnight Jewels White, Tzvi CIS 1992 S/O 93 17
Daddies Greenspan, Adele Aron Philomel Books 1991 M/J 92 22
Jews of New Amsterdam, The Costabel, Eva Deutsch Atheneum 1988 M/J 89 10
Perfect Purple Feather, The Piven, Hanoch Little Brown 2002 N/D 03 34
Shadows of Auschwitz: A Christian Response to the Holocaust Cargas, Harry James Crossroads 1990 M/J 91 8
Before Golda: Manya Shochat: A Biography Ben-Zvi, Rachel Yanait, Shurin, Sandra Biblio Press 1989 S/O 89 8
Hanukkah Ha-Has: Knock-Knock Kokes that Are a Lotke Fun Hall, Katy, Eisenberg, Lisa, Carpenter, Stephen Lift-the-Flap Knock-Knock Book, A HarperFestival 2001 M/J 02 22
300 Ways to Ask the Four Questions Spiegel, Murray, Stein, Rickey Spiegel-Stein Publishing 2008 N/D 08 13, 15
Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story Perl, Lila Greenwillow Books 1996 M/J 97 16
When Memory Comes Friedlander, Saul Ma 80 6
Israel Slavicek, Louise Chipley Creation of the Modern Middle East Series Chelsea House 2003 S/O 03 54-55
Nazism Forman, James D. Watts 1978 Sp79 27-28
Emergence of Judaism, The Neusner, Jacob Westminster John Knox Press 2004 S/O 05 49
Lawgiver, The Wouk, Herman Simon & Schuster 2012 N/D13 44
Reading Charlotte Salomon Steinberg, Michael P., Bohm-Duchen, Monica Cornell University Press 2006 S/O 07 54
Story of the Holocaust, The Whiting, Jim Monumental Milestones: Great Events of Modern Times Series Mitchell Lane 2005 F/M 07 15
To the Land of the Cattails Appelfeld, Aharon, Green, Jeffrey M. Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1986 M/J 87 5
History of Jerusalem: Early Muslim Period, 638-1099 Prawer, Joshua, Ben-Shammai, Haggai NYU Press 1996 M/J 97 4
Matzah Man: A Passover Story, The Howland, Naomi Clarion Books 2002 M/J 02 22
Consuming Fire, A: Encounters with Elie Wiesel and the Holocaust Roth, John K. John Knox Press 1979 Sp80 16
Jewish Subjects and Their Tribal Chieftains in Kurdistan: A Study in Survival Zaken, Mordechai Jewish Identities in a Changing World, no. 9 Brill 2007 M/J 08 28
Papa Jetrho Cohen, Deborah Bodin, Dippod, Jane Kar-Ben 2007 S/O 07 41892
Secrets in the Suitcase: Stories My Mother Never Told Me Greenberg, Molly AuthorHose 2012 M/J13 25
Butterfly, The Polacco, Patricia Philomel 2000
At the Threshold: Jewish Meditations on Death Swinsky, Michael Aronson 1995 S/O 96 12
Greater than Angels Matas, Carol Simon & Schuster 1998 F/M 99 19
Fire in His Soul: Irving M. Bunim, 1900-1980: The Man and His Impact on American Orthodox Jewry, A Bunim, Amos Feldheim 1989 N/D 89 10
Watcher in the Shadows, The Moriarty, Chris, Edward Geyer, Mark Harcourt 2013 S/O13 4
In the Spirit of Our Age: Eric Mendelsohns Bnai Amoona Synagogue James-Chakraborty, Kathleen Missouri Historical Society 2000 M/J 01 41828
My Life at First Try: A Novel Budman, Mark Counterpoint 2008 N/D 09 26
Drop of Rain, A Kirk, Heather Napoleon Publishing 2004 N/D 04 14-15
Kinderlager: An Oral History of Young Holocaust Survivors Nieuwsma, Milton J. Holiday House 1998 N/D 98 41986
Queen Esther the Morning Star Gerstein, Mordicai Simon & Schuster 2000 F/M 00 10
Sparks Beneath the Surface Kushner, Lawrence Aronson 1994 F/M 94 9
This Business with Elijah Oberman, Sheldon Turnstone Press 1993 S/O 95 10
Hebrew Manuscripts at Cambridge University Library: A Description and Introduction Reif, Stefan Cambridge University Press 1997 S/O 97 14, 21
Yom Kippur War, The Davis, Moshe Arno Press 1974 F/M 91 27
Lower East Side Memories: A Jewish Place in America Diner, Hasia R. Princeton University Press 2000 S/O 01 11
City in the Moonlight: Stories of the Old-Time Lithuanian Jews, The Katz, Dovid, Zumoff, Barnett Ktav 2012 M/J 12 50
Jewish Immigrants, 1880-1924 Haberle, Susan E. Capstone Press 2003 F/M 03 44
Open Heart Yehoshua, A. B., Bilu, Dalya Doubleday 1996 S/O 96 15

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