Book Review Index


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Digital copies of AJL Reviews are available back to the Nov/Dec 2007 issue of the AJL Newsletter.
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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Authorsort descending
Rebbe Mendel Presents: A Home on the Hill Sternfeld, Nathan, Bichman, David, Bloom, Sandy Feldheim 2006 F/M 07 41923
Israel and the European Left: Between Solidarity and Delegitimization Shindler, Colin Continuum 2012 S/O13 41
Faraway Land, A Thor, Annika, Schenck, Linda Delacorte Press 2009 N/D 09 14-15
Jewish Travel Guide 2006 (International ed.) Vallentine Mitchell 2006 S/O 06 40
Mazel Tov!: The Compete Book of Jewish Weddings Rapp, Lee Bayers Citadel Press 2002 M/J 04 19
Seeing God: Ten Life-Changing Lessons of the Kabbalah Aaron, David Berkley Publishing 2001 N/D 02 11
Too Much of a Good Thing Wasserman, Mira, Carolan, Christine Kar-Ben 2004 N/D 03 30
Parnas, The Arieti, Silvano Basic Books 1979 Sp80 16
History of the Marranos, A, 3rd ed. Roth, Cecil Schocken Books 1958 Sp 75 27
Does God Belong in the Bedroom? Gold, Michael JPS 1992 S/O 93 18
Blessing of a Broken Heart, The Mandell, Sherri Toby Press 2003 N/D 03 14
Childs Picture Hebrew Dictionary, A Meshi, Ita Adama 1985 S/O 85 7
And Bring Them Closer to Torah: The Life and Work of Rabbi Aaron H. Blumenthal Blumenthal, David Ktav 1986 M/J 87 3
Ghost of Hannah Mendes, The Ragen, Naomi Simon & Schuster 1998 N/D 98 12
Kings Depart, The: A Saga of the Empire Judah Maccabee Created and His Heirs Destroyed Brodsky, Alyn Harper & Row 1974 D 74 27
My Opa: The Diary of a German Rabbi Gottlieb, Fred Mazo Publishers 2005 S/O 06 39
Spiritual Boredom: Rediscovering the World of Judaism Brown, Erica Jewish Lights Publishing 2009 M/J 10 29
We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust Cassedy, Ellen University of Nebraska Press 2012 M/J13 21
Quiz Me on the Torah: More than 1,200 Challenging Questions and Answers Avital, Moshe Mazo Publishers 2007 M/J 08 14
Infiltration Kenaz, Yehoshua, Bilu, Dalya Zaland Books 2003 N/D 03 9
Every Second Counts: True Stories from Israel Oestermann, Richard, Stenge, Margrit Rosenberg Gefen 2006 F/M 07 34
Yossis Goal Schwartz, Ellen, Silvana Bevilacqua Orca 2006 F/M 07 10
Jewish Lights Book of Fun Classroom Activities Dardashti, Danielle, Sarig, Roni, Katz, Avi Jewish Lights Publishing 2004 F/M 05 31
Magic of Hebrew Chanting: Healing the Spirit, Transforming the Mind, Deepening Love, The Gold, Shefa Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 N/D13 27
Sarah with an H Irwin, Hadley Simon & Schuster 1996 F/M 97 11
Thousand and One Chickens, A Rossel, Seymour, Guzner, Vlad UAHC 1995 N/D 95 17
Ordained to be a Jew: A Catholic Priests Conversion to Judaism Sciamonti, John David Ktav 1992 M/J 93 14
Heinz Kohut: The Making of a Psychoanalyst Strozier, Charles B. Farrar 2001 F/M 02 28
Dear Tree: A Tu BShvat Wish Weber, Doba Rivka, Saroff, Phyllis Hachai 2010 F/M 10 13
Best of Olomeinu Book I, The Fruchter, Yaacov s.n. F/M 82 3
Haydns Jews: Representation and Reception on the Operatic Stage Clark, Caryl Cambridge University Press 2009 M/J 10 30
Lost Between the Edges Garnet, Eldon Semiotext(e) 2007 N/D 08 7
Castles Burning: A Childs Life in War Denes, Magda Norton 1997 S/O 97 28
One by One by One: Facing the Holocaust Miller, Judith Touchstone 1991 N/D 91 13
Theodor Herzl Finkelstein, Norman H. An Impact Biography Franklin Watts 1987 F/M 88 6
Yemenite Filigree Scharz, Miriam, Madelung, Marianne Gefen 2007 S/O 07 43
After Mussolini: Jewish Life and Memories in Post-Fascist Italy Schwarz, Guri, Mazhar, Giovanni Noor Vallentine Mitchell 2012 S/O13 38
Sacred Languages and Sacred Texts Sawyer, John F. A. Routledge 1999 M/J 00 14-15
Jewish Gardening Cookbook: Growing Plants and Cooking for Holidays and Festivals, The Brown, Michael Jewish Lights Publishing 1998 M/J 99 41765
Ghosts and Golems: Haunting Tales of the Supernatural Penn, Malka, Black, Theodor JPS 2001 F/M 02 34-35
Kings Jews: Money, Massacre and Exodus in Medieval England, The Mundill, Robin R. Continuum 2010 N/D 10 21
My Own Ground Nissenson, Hugh Farrar 1976 W76 17
Spiritual Journey Home: Eastern Mysticism to the Western Wall Katz, Nathan Ktav 2009 S/O 09 39
We Are So Chrashing Your Bar Mitzvah! Rosenbloom, Fiona Hyperion 2007 S/O 07 17
Qumran and Jerusalem: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of Judaism Schiffman, Lawrence H. Eerdmans 2010 N/D 10 23
Inge: A Girls Journey Through Nazi Germany Bleier, Inge Joseph, Gumpert, David E. Eerdmans 2004 N/D 04 9
Every Spy a Prince Raviv, Dan, Melman, Yosel Houghton Mifflin 1991 S/O 91 20
You Are SO Not Inivted to My Bat Mitzvah Rosenbloom, Fiona Hyperion 2005 N/D 05 11
Jewish Lists Greenberg, Martin H. Schocken 1979 Sp80 13
Magic of Kol Nidre: A Yom Kippur Story, The Siegel, Bruce H., Haas, Shelly O. Kar-Ben 1998 N/D 98 15-16
Sarahs Daughters Leipzig, Arthur Women's American ORT S/O 88 7
Thousand Kisses: A Grandmothers Holocaust Letters, A Pollatschek, Henriette University of Alabama Press 1999 N/D 99 11
Order of Terror: The Concentration Camp, The Sofsky, Wolfgang, Templer, William Princeton University Press 1997 S/O 97 23
Heirlooms Morgan, Carole Macmillan 1980 W 80 15
Death Camps, The Lace, William W. The Holocaust Library Lucent Books 1998 N/D 99 17
Best of Olomeinu Book II, The Fruchter, Yaacov s.n. F/M 83 5
Haym Salomon, Libertys Son Milgrim, Shirley JPS 1975 M/J 91 24
Lost Childhood, a World War II Memoir, The Nir, Yehuda Scholastic 2002 S/O 02 45-46
Cat with the Yellow Star, The: Coming of Age in Terezin Rubin, Susan Goldman, Weissberger, Ela Holiday House 2006 S/O 06 19
One Candle Bunting, Eve, Popp, K. Wendy Joann Cotler 2002 N/D 02 27
Theodor Herzl: The Road to Israel Gurko, Miriam, Weihs, Erika JPS 1988 F/M 89 13
Yemenite Girl, The Leviant, Curt Bobbs Merrill 1977 Sp77 26
After Such Knowledge: Memory, History, and the Legacy of the Holocaust Hoffman, Eva Public Affairs 2004 M/J 04 16
Sacred Moments: Tales from the Jewish Life Cycle Isaacs, Ronald H., Olitzky, Kerry M. Aronson 1995 N/D 95 9
Jewish Gospels: the Story of the Jewish Christ, The Boyarin, Daniel The New Press 2012 FM13 20
From Plotzk to Boston Antin, Mary M/J 86 3
Juggling Lehrman, Robert N/D 82 8
Moyshe Brodzeron: Un Ecrivan Yiddish DAvant-Garde Rozier, Gilles Presses universitaires de Vincennes 1999 S/O 00 19
Smart Jews: The Construction of the Image of Jewish Superior Intelligence Gilman, Sander L. University of Nebraska Press 1996 N/D 96 5, 8
Victor Frankl: A Life Worth Living Redsand, Anna S. Clarion 2006 N/D 06 8
Prayer in Judaism Cohn, Bariel H., Fisch, Harold Aronson 1996 S/O 96 11
Im So Not A Pop Star Greene, Kimberly Usborne 2008 M/J 09 12
Esther McKay, Sharon E. Penguin Canada 2004 N/D 04 16
Cultural Writings of Franz Rosenzweig Rozenzweig, Franz, Galli, Barbara E. Syracuse University Press 2000 M/J 01 10
Bar Mitzvah/ Bat Mitzvah: Planning the Perfect Day Nebens, Amy, Sternfeld, David Lewis Stewart, Tabori and Chang 2005 N/D 05 10
Hannah Senesh: Her Life and Diary. The first complete edition Senesh, Hannah Jewish Lights Publishing 2004 F/M 05 23
Light and Fire of the Baal Shem Tov, The Buxbaum, Yitzhak Continuum 2005 S/O 06 36
Now You Are Sara Alexander, Caroline, Sandys-Wunsch, John Ben Simon Publications 1993 S/O 93 17
Tanach (Stone ed.) Scherman, Nosson Mesorah 1996 F/M 97 6, 8
Witness to the Holocaust: An Illustrated Documentary History of the Holocaust in the Words of Its Vicitms, Perpetrators and Bystanders Berenbaum, Michael Harper Reference 1997 S/O 97 26
Righteous Gentiles in the Hebrew Bible: Ancient Role Models for Sacred Relationships Salkin, Jeffrey K. Jewish Lights Publishing 2008 S/O 09 43-44
Jerusalem: Footsteps Through Time Horovitz, Ahron Feldheim 2009 N/D 09 22
For Zions Sake Blum, Yehuda Z. Cornwall Books 1987 N/D 87 4
Jonah, an Old Testament Story Brodsky, Beverly Lippincott 1977 Sp78 25
Miriams Daughters: Jewish Latin American Women Poets Agosin, Marjorie Sherman Asher Publishing 2001 S/O 01 8
Shining Star Altein, Chani Judaica Press 2008 F/M 09 40
Twersky on Spirituality Twerski, Abraham J. Mesorah 1998 N/D 99 15
Pilgrims: A Novel Gavron, Daniel Creative Arts Book Company 2000 F/M 01 13
How Tevye Became a Milkman Lisowski, Gabriel Holt 1976 F/M 92 21
Ellis Island: Coming to the Land of Liberty Bial, Raymond Houghton Mifflin 2009 S/O 09 12
Broken Mirror, The Douglas, Kirk Simon & Schuster 1997 N/D 97 11
Confrontation: The Middle East and World Politics Laqueur, Walter Bantam 1974 D 74 29
Art from the Ashes Langer, Lawrence L. Oxford University Press 1995 M/J 95 17
Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews during the Holocaust, The Ruelle, Karen Gray, DeSaix, Deborah Durland Holiday House 2009 N/D 09 14
Leonard Bernstein: In Love with Music Lazo, Caroline Evensen Lerner Publications Compnay 2003 M/J 03 28
New World for Simon Ashkenazy, A Markish, David Dutton 1976 F/M 92 20
Studies in the Making of the Early Hebrew Book Heller, Marvin J., Veitri, Giuseppe Studies in Jewish History and Culture (v. 15) Brill 2008 S/O 08 16
Whims of Fortune: The Memoirs of Guy de Rothschild Rothschild, Guy de Random House 1985 S/O 85 5
Refusing to Crumble: The Danish Resistance in World War II Burgan, Michael Compass Point 2010 M/J 10 16
Israel: Repairing the World Wise, Stephen BlueAppleWorks 2012 M/J13 12