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.
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Author/Editor Title Place of Publication Yearsort ascending Series ISBN Issue P Review Author Review format Review type
The Eighth Menorah 2013 F/M14 15
Curthoy, Ned Legacy of Liberal Judaism: Ernst Cassirer and Hannah Arendt’s Hidden Conversation, The 2013 N/D 14 15 Merowitz, Morton J.
Kedar, Nurit, Shani, Yaron Life Sentences 2013 M/J 15 46 Pinchuck, Kathe
Beecham, Naomi This Is Israel: Pictorial Guiden and Souvenir 2013 S/O14 4 Share, Ellen
Goldscheider, Jeremy, Goldgewicht, Richard Lost Town 2013 N/D 14 42 Pinchuck, Kathe
Abbag, Galia Shira at teh Temple - A Yom Kippur Story 2013 S/O14 51-52 Bloomfield, Kathy
Hammer, Shalom Derash Yehonatan: Around the Year with Rav Yehonatan Eybeshitz 2013 S/O14 14 Pinchuck, Kathe
Orlander, Toby Who By Fire, Who By Sword: The Journals of Four Courageous Jewish Women in Turbulent Times 2013 F/M14 7-8 Pinchuck, Kathe
Tepper, Aryeh Progressive Minds, Conservative Politics: Leo Strauss's Later Writing son Maimonides 2013 S/O14 22 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Steinbarg, Eliezer A Collection of Poems for Children in Yiddish 2013 F/M14 15-16 Dublin, Anne
Densmore, Dana Reb Zalman Gathers Figs: A Study of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s Reading of Biblical Text to Re-Vision Judaism for the Present Day. 2013 N/D 14 16 Kohn, Roger S.
Rosen, Alan Literature of the Holocaust 2013 N/D 2015 29 Pinchuck, Chava
Gold, Jennifer Soldier Doll 2013 S/O14 31 Siskind, Leda
Kushner, Yosef Commerce and Shabbos: The Laws of Shabbos as They Apply to Today’s Hi-Tech Business World. 2013 N/D 14 25 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Shalev, Eran Old Testament as a Political Text from the Revolution to the Civil War, The 2013 N/D 14 33 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Verzov, Ella, Oirechman, Chana Tamar of Venice 2013 Young Lanplighters Series S/O14 46-47 Citrin, Rena
Ben-David, Shiloh Shalom Aleichem: A Collection of Halachos, Aggados and Anecdots about Greeting People 2013 S/O14 6 Pinchuck, Kathe
Sanders, Shelly Rachel’s Promise 2013 F/M14 8 Heather Lenson
Broll, Michael, Chelma, David Free at Last: From Mud to Mirth–A Pesach Tale 2013 N/D 14 7 Bloomfield, Kathy
Veidlinger, Jeffrey In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in the Soviet Ukraine 2013 S/O14 23 Seigel, Amanda (Miryem-Khaye)
Alter, Robert Ancient Israel: The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings 2013 F/M14 23 Share, Ellen
Yasgur, Benjamin S. Torah Conversations with Nechama Leibowitz 2013 S/O13 46-47
Tidhar, Lavie Martian Sands 2013 M/J 2014 48 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Landau, David Life of Ariel Sharon, The 2013 N/D 14 25 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Gold, Shefa Magic of Hebrew Chanting: Healing the Spirit, Transforming the Mind, Deepening Love, The 2013 N/D13 27
Zadoff, Allen I Am the Weapon 2013 The Unknown Assassin: Book One S/O14 39 Punchuck, Kath
Cohen, Eli Hora 79 (DVD) 2013 N/D 2016 26 Pinchuck, Chava
Verzov, Ella, Oirechman, Chana Moshe of Jaoan 2013 Young Lamplighters Series S/O14 46-47 Citirin, Rena
Besser, Yisroel Like the Seeds of a Pomegranate: A Journalist's Encounters with Greatness 2013 S/O14 6 Pinchuck, Kathe
Vidro, Nadia Medieval Karaite Pedagogical Grammar of Hebrew: A Critical Edition and English Translation of Kitab al- 'Uqud fiTasarif al-Luga al-'Ibraniyya 2013 S/O14 23
Behar, Moshe, Benite, Zvi Ben-Dor Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought: Writings on Identity, Politics & Culture, 1893-1958 2013 Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought F/M14 23 Simon, Rachel
Lawson, Michaela Spark Ignited: The Difficult Journey to Orthodox Judaism—The Process & the Perils 2013 N/D 14 26 Pinchuck, Kathe
Joffo, Joseph A Bag of Marbles 2013 F/M14 2
Kacer, Kathy Shanghai Escape 2013 F/M14 9 Krasner, Barbara
Wagner, Stanley M. and Israel Drazin What's Beyond the Bible Text: Thought Provoking Comments on the Bible that Stimulate and Stretch the Imagination 2013 S/O14 25 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Bennett, Roger Unscrolled: 54 Writers and Artists Wrestle with the Torah 2013 F/M14 24 Stein, Marion
Golick, Margie Let There Be light: Stories from Genesis in Verse 2013 S/O14 33 Stein, Marion M
Sax, Aline The War Within These Walls 2013 F/M14 2 Dublin, Anne
Kokotlin, David and Joey Allaham Prime Grill Cookbook, The 2013 S/O14 16 Feder, Debbie
Osborne, William Hitler’s Secret 2013 F/M14 10 Dubin, Susan
Weisz, George Yitshak Theodor Herzl: A New Reading 2013 S/O14 25 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Bierman, Michael A. Memories of a Giant: Reflections on Rabbi Dr. Joseph B Soloveitchik zt”l 2013 F/M14 24 Stein, Marion
Berne, Jennifer On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein 2013 S/O14 33 Marks, Allison
Goldlist, Marcia Enjoying Genesis: The Bible in Rhyme 2013 The Bible in Rhyme series M/J 15 5 Pinchuck, Kathe
Lundbom, Jack R. Deuteronomy: A Commentary 2013 N/D 14 27
Smith, Brendan Powell David and Goliath 2013 Brick Bible for Kids F/M 2020 39-40 Bloomfield, Kathy Book Juvenile
Chernofsky, Phil And Every Single One Was Someone 2013 S/O14 7 Cutrone, John
Ehrlich, Amy With a Mighty Hand: The Story in the Torah 2013 F/M14 3 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Watts, Irene N. Escape from Berlin 2013 F/M14 10-11 Lenson, Heather
Willig, Mordechai Laws of Cooking and Warming Food on Shabbat, The 2013 S/O14 25-26 Gordon, Ilka
Borman, Joseph B. Open Hearts: Memoirs of a Cardiac Surgeon 2013 F/M14 24-25 Wolfe, Nira
Fishof, Iris Jewelry in Israel: Multicultural Diversity 1948 to the Present 2013 N/D 14 18 Share, Ellen
Goldlist, Marcia Enjoying Exodus: The Bible in Rhyme 2013 The Bible in Rhyme series M/J 15 5 Pinchuck, Kathe
Glickman, Elaine Rose Messiah and the Jews: Three Thousand Years of Tradition, Belief and Hope 2013 N/D13 27
Cooper, Lsa Forgotten Land, Growing Up in the Jewish Pale: Based on the Recollections of Pearl Unikow Cooer, A 2013 S/O14 7 Freiband, Susan
Afro-Semitic Experience Jazz Souls on Fire 2013 S/O 2015 27 Feder, Debbie
Heiligman, Deborah The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos 2013 F/M14 3 Marks, Allison
Jajer, Diemut, Hill, Peter Thomas, Edward Vance Humphrey and Brian Levin, trans. "Non-Germans" Under the Third Reich: The Nazi Judicial and Administrative System in German and Occupied Eastern Europe, with Special Regard to Occupied Poland, 1939-1945 2013 S/O14 16 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Wein, Elizabeth Rose Under Fire . 2013 F/M14 11 Pinchuck, Kathe
Ra'anan, Boustan, Himmelfarb, Matha, Schaefer, Peter Hekhalot Literature in Context: Between Byzantium and Babylonia 2013 Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism F/M14 25-26 Roth, Pinchas
Fontaine, Resianne, Freudenthal, Gad Latin-into-Hebrew: Texts and Studies 2013 Studies in Jewish History and Culture; 39-40 N/D 14 18
Yisraeli, Oded פתחי היכל: עיוני אגדה ומדרש בספר חזוהר (Temple portals: Studies in Aggadah and Midrash in the Zohar) 2013 N/D 14 36 Roth, Pinchas
Brown, Barbara Hanukkkah in Alaska 2013 S/O14 49 Marks, Allison
Dynner, Glenn Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland 2013 S/O14 9 Tesler, David
Rouss, Sylvia A., Kahn, Katherine Janus Sammy Spider's First Book of Jewish Holidays 2013 N/D13 3
Englander, Yakir and Avi Sagi The New Religious-Zionist Discourse on Body and Sexuality 2013 S/O14 9-10 Roth, Pinchas
Goldblatt, Mark Twerp 2013 F/M14 4-5 Pinchuck, Kathe
Cognet, Christophe Because I was a painter 2013 F/M 2016 29 Wolfe, Nira
Manzione, Lisa Let’s Visit Jerusalem! 2013 The Adventures of Bella & Harry Series F/M14 12 Pastcan, Ben
Yudin, Benjamin Rabbi Benjamin Yudin on the Parsha 2013 S/O14 26 Pinchuck, Kathe
Brody, Robert, Rosenberg, Betsy Sa’adyah Gaon 2013 F/M14 26 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Brown, Barbara Hanukah in Alaaska 2013 S/O14 49 Marks, Allison
Goldman, Karen Jordan and the Dreadful Golem 2013 F/M14 5 Lenson, Heather
Bascomb, Neal The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi 2013 F/M14 12 Isaac, Fred
Friedberg, Albert D. Crafting the 613 Commandments: Maimonides on the enumeration, classification and formulation of the scriptural commandments 2013 N/D 14 20 Belinfante, Randall C.
Diamond, Shani Mish and Mush Series 2013 S/O14 49 Gordon, Ilka
Feld, Edward Joy, Despair, and Hope: Reading Psalms 2013 S/O14 10 Kohn, Roger S.
Steinkellner, Teddy Trash Can Days: A Middle School Saga 2013 F/M14 5 Krasner, Barbara
Reszke, Katka Return of the Jew: Identity Narratives of the Third Post-Holocaust Generation of Jews in Poland 2013 S/O14 17 Smith, Sonia
Needle, Larry Homecourt: The True Story of the Best Basketball Team You’ve Never Heard Of 2013 F/M14 12-13 Isaac, Fred
Herzog, Pearl, Bodel, Itai Amazing Fishing Rod, The 2013 N/D 14 12 Feit, Shelly
Rapaport, Benjamin Jewish Art of Self Discovery, The 2013 N/D 14 30 Kohn, Roger S.
De Waal, Elisabeth Exiles Return, The 2013 N/D 14 38 Bibel, Barbara M.
Freeze, ChaeRan. Y and Jay M. Harris eds. Everyday Jewish Life in Imperial Russia: Select Documents 1772-1914 2013 Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry S/O14 12 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Weissman, Elissa Brent The Short Seller 2013 F/M14 5-6 Dublin, Anne
Robinson, Ira, ed. Canada's Jews: In Tim, Space, and Spirit (Jews in Space and Time) 2013 S/O14 19 Cohen, Leah
Fagan, Cary Oy, Feh, So? 2013 F/M14 13 Cooper, Abby
Astaire, Libi 36 Candles: Chassidic Tales for Channukah 2013 S/O14 27 Gordon, Ilka
Kagan, Jeremy Choice to Be: A Jewish Path to Self and Spirituality, The 2012 M/J13 26
Schram, Peninnah, Davis, Rachayl Eckstein, Lee, Wendy W. Apple Trees Discovery, The 2012 M/J 12 9
Derwin, Susan Rage is the Subtext: Readings in Holocaust Literature and Film 2012 FM13 22
Goldstein, Stephen L. When My Mother No Longer Knew My Name: A Sons "Course" in "Rational" Caregiving 2012 M/J13 24
Langer, Ruth Cursing the Christians? A History of the Birkat HaMinim 2012 M/J 12 34
Walfish, Miriam Libas Palace 2012 Jewish Girls Around the World S/O13 4
Labinsky, Baruch Financial Guide to Aliyah and Life in Israel 2012 FM13 29
Klawans, Jonathan Josephus and the Theologies of Ancient Judaism 2012 N/D13 30
Kaufman, David E. Jewhooing the Sixties: America Celebrity and Jewish Identity 2012 S/O13 31-32
Rossman, Avraham, Linsider, Joel Rashi 2012 FM13 25-26
Bard, Mitchell Israel Matters: Understand the Past-Look to the Future 2012 N/D12 9-10
Ladin, Joy Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders 2012 S/O12 40


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