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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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Yearsort ascending Issue P Review Author
Reimagining Leadership in Jewish Organizations: Ten Practical Lessosn to Help You Implement Change and Achieve Your Goals Galperin, Misha Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 N/D13 25
Jewish Women in Enlightenment Berlin Naimark-Goldberg, Natalie Littman 2013 S/O13 35
Tested by Zion: The Bush Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Abrams, Elliott Council on Foreign Relations Cambridge University Press 2013 S/O13 19
Hava Nagila, the Movie (VIDEO) Grossman, Robert Katahdin Productions and More Horses Productions 2013 N/D13 45
Property, The Modan, Rutu, Cohen, Jessica Drawn&Quarterly 2013 N/D13 44
This Noble House: Jewish Descendant of King David in the Medieval Islamic East Franklin, Arnold E. University of Pennsylvania 2013 M/J13 24
Saying No and Letting Go Goldberg, Edwin C. Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 S/O13 25
Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman Cohen, Mark Brandeis University Press 2013 N/D13 22
Jewish Cultural Aspirations, The Jewish Role in American Life Zuckerman, Bruce Annual Review of the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life, 10 Purdue University Press 2013 N/D13 42
Prisoner B-3087: Based on teh True Story by Ruth and Jack Gruner Gratz, Alan Scholastic 2013 S/O13 7
Jewish Megatrends: Charting the Course of the American Jewish Future Schwarz, Sidney Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 S/O13 40
Bad Old Songs (AUDIO) Kahn, Daniel Oriente Musik 2013 S/O13 50
Watcher in the Shadows, The Moriarty, Chris, Edward Geyer, Mark Harcourt 2013 S/O13 4
Four Plays: Day and Night, Father and Son, In a Conspiratorial Apartment, The Grandfather Ansky, S., Penalosa, Fernando Tsiterboym Books 2013 N/D13 43
What Did Pinny Do? An Upsherin Story Sitter, Nechama, Leff, Tova Hachai 2013 N/D13 11
Strangers in Yerushalaym Spektor, Zev Adventures of a Lifetime Judaica Press 2013 N/D13 6
Leadership in the Wilderness: Authority and Anarchy in the Book of Numbers Brown, Erica Maggid Books 2013 S/O13 22-23
Sinners and the Sea: The Untold Story of Noahs Wife Kanner, Rebecca Simon & Schuster 2013 S/O13 48
Anne Frank and Her Diary Ridley, Sarah History Makers Sea-to-Sea Publications 2013 M/J13 3
Economic History of European Jews: Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages, The Toch, Michael Etudes sur le Judaisme Medieval; 56 Brill 2013 S/O13 43
Your Name Is Your Blessing: Hebrew Names and Their Mystical Meanings (2nd ed.) Blech, Benjamin, Blech, Elaine Jason Aronson 2013 N/D13 20-21
Last Flight of Petr Ginz, The (VIDEO) Roberts, Churchill, Godbey, Cory First Run Features 2013 S/O13 14
Dybbuk (Between Two Worlds), The Ansky, S., Penalosa, Fernando Tsiterboym Books 2013 N/D13 43
Last Train: A Holocaust Story, The Arato, Rona Owlkids Books 2013 M/J13 10
Jewish Customs of Kabbalistic Origin: Their History and Practic Faierstein, Morris Academic Studies Press 2013 N/D13 25
Amazing Chesed: Living a Grace-filled Judaism Shapiro, Rami M. Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 M/J13 33
Doublelife: One Family, Two Faiths and a Journey of Hope Berman, Harold, Berman, Gayle Longhill Press 2013 N/D13 20
No Joke: Making Jewish Humor Wisse, Ruth R. Princeton University Press 2013 N/D13 41-42
Esthers Hanukkah Disaster Sutton, Jane, Rowland, Andy Kar-Ben 2013 N/D13 13-14
Watermelon in the Sukkah, A Rouss, Sylvia A., Iosa, Ann Kar-Ben 2013 S/O13 14
Forced Journey: The Saga of Werner Berlinger Zibart, Rosemary Artemesia 2013 N/D13 7
Jerusalem: A Family Portrait Yakin, Boaz, Bertozzi, Nick First Second 2013 N/D13 44
Tattered Prayerbook, The Bari, Ellen, Katz, Avi Gihon River Press 2013 S/O13 7
Rivka Takes A Bow Perlov, Betty Rosenberg, Kawa, Cosei Kar-Ben 2013 S/O13 11
Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary = Arumnemik Yiddish-English verterbukh Beinfeld, Solon, Bochner, Harry Indiana University Press 2013 S/O13 21
Leadership in the Wilderness: Authority and Anarchy in the Book of Numbers Brown, Erica Maggid Books 2013 N/D13 21
New Jewish Table: Modern Seasonal Recipes for Traditional Dishes, The Gray, Todd, Gray, Ellen Kassoff St. Martin's Press 2013 N/D13 28
American Sun & Wind Moving Picture Company, The Neugeboren, Jay Texas Tech University Press 2013 S/O13 49
Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteroite Deutsch, Barry Amulet 2013 M/J13 4-5
Cheesecake for Shavuot Ofanansky, Allison, Alpern, Eliyahu Kar-Ben 2013 FM13 15
B.U.G. (BIG UGLY GUY) Yolen, Jane, Stemple, Adam Dutton 2013 N/D13 7
In the Footsteps of Bnei Yisrael in Mitzrayim Bat Melech, A. Fantastic Journeys Feldheim 2013 N/D13 3
Keeping My Hope Huh, Christopher Christopher Huh 2013 S/O13 8
Habsburg: the Jews of Austrian Bukovina, 1774-1918, The Rechter, David Littman 2013 N/D13 34-35
Relational Judaism: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform the Jewish Community Wolfson, Ron Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 N/D13 42
My Basmati Bat Mitzvah Freedman, Paula J. Amulet 2013 N/D13 4
My Very Own Mitzvah Feet Goetz, Bracha, Wolf, Malka Judaica Press 2013 M/J13 4
Sam and Charlie (and Sam too!) Kimmelman, Leslie, Tambellini, Stefano Albert Whitman 2013 M/J13 14
Pillar Without Mercy (AUDIO) Blacksberg, Dan (Deveykus) Tzadik 2013 N/D13 45
Shoshanas Song Marcus, Jerry Brittany Publications 2013 S/O 6
Marriage and Divorce in the Jewish State: Israels Civil War Weiss, Susan M., Gross-Horowitz, Netty C. Brandeis University Press 2013 S/O13 45
Aramaic Bowl Spells: Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Bowls Shaked, Shaul, Bhayro, Siam, Ford , James Nathan Magical and Religious Literature of Late Antiquity, 1 Brill 2013 N/D13 37
Intellectual History and Rabbinic Culture of Medieval Ashkenaz, THe Kanarfogel, Ephraim Wayne State University Press 2013 M/J13 27
Jewish Sports Stars: Athletic Heroes Past and Present Goldman, David J. Kar-Ben 2013 N/D13 2
Sleep Sheep Book, The Kay, Devora, Vand, Rochel Feldheim 2013 S/O13 11
Who Can Fix My Cuckoo Clock and Other Stories: A Childs Exploration of Occupations and Tools Sharf, Y., Wachs, C., Markowitz, Y. Lets Discover the World Feldheim 2013 N/D13 11-12
Blessing Cup, The Polacco, Patricia Simon & Schuster 2013 S/O13 2
Touched by Fire Watts, Irene N. Tundra 2013 N/D13 2
Memory of the Temple and the Making of the Rabbis, The Cohn, Naftali S. University of Pennsylvania Press 2013 M/J13 21
Who Will Die Last: Stories of Life in Israel Ehlich, David Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music and Art Syracuse University Press 2013 N/D13 43
HaKol BaSeder Heifetz, Mitch, Toben, Michael Gefen 2013 S/O13 12
Shekhina Sherman, Paulette Kouffman, Vine, Rachel Shana Parachute Jump Publishing 2013 M/J13 8
Miras Diary: Home Sweet Rome Moss, Marissa Sourcebooks Jabberwocky 2013 N/D13 5
My Very Own Mitzvah Hands Goetz, Bracha, Wolf, Malka Judaica Press 2013 M/J13 4
Brand Plucked from the Fire: The Life of Rabbi Herman E. Schaalman, A Damashek, Richard Ktav 2013 N/D13 23-24
Lauren Yanofsky Hates the Holocaust Lieberman, Leanne Orca 2013 M/J13 5, 7
Hanukkah with Noshy Boy and Friends Asner, Anne-Marie Baila Kar-Ben 2013 M/J13 13-14
From Our Springtime: Literary Memoirs and Portraits of Yiddish New York Iceland, Reuben, Marcus, Gerald Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art Syracuse University Press 2013 S/O13 31
Hanukkah Keogh, Josie PowerKids Readers: Happy Holidays! Rosen 2013 M/J13 14
Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Baal Shem Tov (2nd ed.) Rosman, Murray Jay Littman 2013 N/D13 35
Eight is Great Balsley, Tilda, Takahashi, Hideko Kar-Ben 2013 S/O13 12
Jews and Jewishness in British Childrens Literature Travis, Madelyn J. Routledge 2013 N/D13 39
Hanns and Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz Harding, Thomas Simon & Schuster 2013 N/D13 28-29
Two-State Solution: The UN Partition Resolution of Mandatory Palestine - Analysis and Sources, The Gavison, Ruth Bloomsbury 2013 N/D13 27
Faith of Remembrance: Marrano Labyrinths, The Wachtel, Nathan University of Pennsylvania Press 2013 N/D13 41
Branded by the Pink Triangle Setterington, Ken Second Story Press 2013 N/D13 10
From Phenomenology to Existentialism: The Philosophy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (vol. 2) Schwartz, Dov, Stein, Batya Supplements to the Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy; 19 Brill 2013 S/O13 38
Path of Names, The Goelman, Ari Scholastic 2013 N/D13 5
Purim Superhero, The Kushner, Elisabeth, Byrne, Mike Kar-Ben 2013 S/O13 13
Simeon the Righteous in Rabbinic Literature: A Legend Reinvented Tropper, Amram Brill 2013 N/D13 39
On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews, Religions, History, Travel, Rituals and Recipes to the Magic of Cocoa Prinz, Deborah R. Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 M/J13 32
Images of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: What is Arab Antisemitism? (VIDEO) Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism Alden Films 2013 N/D13 46
Its a Mitzvah, Grover! Balsley, Tilda, Fischer, Ellen, Leigh, Tom Kar-Ben 2013 FM13 9
Cultural Exchange: Jews, Christians, and Art in the Medieval Marketplace Shatzmiller, Joseph Princeton University Press 2013 N/D13 37-38
Impacts of Lasting Occupation: Lessons from Israeli Society, The Bar-Tal, Daniel, Schnell, Izhak Series in Political Psychology Oxford University Press 2013 N/D13 19
Shaking in the Shack Weinstein, Dori Five Flames Press 2013 N/D13 14
Helgas Diary: A Young Girls Account of Life in a Concentration Camp Weiss, Helga, Bermel, Neil Norton 2013 S/O13 9
Gods are Broken! The Hidden Legacy of Abraham, The Salkin, Jeffrey K. JPS 2013 S/O13 36
Norwegian by Night Miller, Derek B. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013 N/D13 43-44
Dancing in the Dark Bavati, Robyn Flux 2013 S/O13 5
Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible...on Schindlers List, The Leyson, Leon, Harran, Marilyn J., Leyson, Elisabeth B. Simon & Schuster 2013 N/D13 9
Passover Lamb, The Marshall, Linda Elovitz Random House 2013 N/D13 13
Lets Meet Community Helpers Benenfeld, Rikki Toddler Experience Hachai 2013 N/D13 11
Calebs Hanukkah Bullard, Lisa, Basaluzzo, Constanza Millbrook Press 2013 N/D12 7
Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture Rabinovitch, Lara, Goren, Shiri, Pressman, Hanna S. Wayne State University Press 2013 M/J13 32
Cute Boy, Charming Girl: Childrens Songs of the Modern Hebrew Nation (1882-1948) Seroussi, Edwin Anthology of Music Traditions in Israel Series; 22 Jewish Music Research Centre, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2013 S/O13 53
World of Blessings: Inspirational Stories for Jewish Children, A Rouss, Sylvia A., Cohen, Greg Apples and Honey Press 2013 S/O13 10
Franz Kafka: The Poet of Shame and Guilt Friedlander, Saul Yale University Press 2013 S/O13 25
Cats on Ben Yehuda Street, The Stampler, Ann Redisch, Carabelli, Francesca Kar-Ben 2013 FM13 13
Nathan Birnbaum and Jewish Modernity: Architect of Zionism, Yiddishism, and Orthodoxy Olson, Jess Stanford University Press 2013 S/O13 35