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 Yearsort ascending Issue P Review Author
Clepsydra: Essay on the Plurality of Time in Judaism Sylvie Anne Goldberg, Benjamin Ivry Stanford University Press 2016 F/M 2017 9-10 Roger S. Kohn
Jewish Participation in the Fire Service in the Second World War: Last Voices Martin Sugarman Vallentine Mitchell 2016 F/ M 2017 25 Marlene Schiffman
Traveling Homeland: The Babylonian Talmud as Diaspora Boyarin, Daniel University of Pennsylvania Press 2016 S/O 2016 2 Finkelman, Yoel
The Chameleon That Saved Noah's Ark Molchadsky, Yael, Bergman, Orit Penguin Random House 2016 S/O 2016 30 Gershowitz, Elissa
Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews in America. The Jewish Role in American Life: An Annual Review of the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life. Volume 13. Soomekh, Saba Purdue University Press 2016 S/O 2016 16 Bibel, Barbara M.
Another Me Wiseman, Eva Tundra 2016 S/O 2016 34 Dublin, Anne
Impact of Culture and Cultures Upon Jewish Customs and Rituals; Collected Essays Fishbane, Simcha Judaism and Jewish Life Academic Studies Press 2016 N/D 2016 15-16 Tesler, David
Trapped Behind Enemy Lines: The Story of the U.S. Army Air Force 807th Medical Evacuation Squadron Braun, Eric Capstone Young Readers 2016 N/D 2016 5 Bloomfield, Kathy
Shimmy Shambone Will Not Go to Bed! Zoldan, Yael, Salanitro, Robert Feldheim 2016 F/M 16 41 Pinchuck, Chava
The Rat with the Human Face Angleberger, Tom The Qwikpick Papers Series Abrams 2015 S/O 2015 29 Citrin, Rena
Liliths’s Demons Enszer, Dr. Julie R. Midsummer Night's Press 2015 M/J 2016 40 Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron
Crime and the Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne, the Bikont, Anna, Valles, Alissa Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2015 N/D 2015 15 Silverburg, Sanford R.
After the Holocaust the Bells Still Ring Polak, Joseph Urim 2015 S/O 2016 12 Pinchuck, Chava
Farmer Kobi’s Hanukkah Match Rostoker-Gruber, Karen , Isaacs, Ron Apples and Honey Press 2015 N/D 2015 5 Cole, Ellen
Answering a Question with a Question: Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Jewish Thought: a Tradition of Inquiry, v.2 Aron, Lewis, Henik, Libby Academic Studies Press 2015 F/M 16 2 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Let My People Go: the Untold Story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959-1989 Lipski, Sam, Rutland, Suzanne D. Gefen 2015 F/M 16 15 Levy, David B
Hanukkah Lullaby Abrams, Ruth, Mushka, Tia Baby Lullaby Gifts 2015 N/D 2016 1 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Starlight Meyer, Henye Menucha 2015 F/M 16 37 Pinchuck, Chava
Angels at the Gate Thorne, T.K. Cappuccino Books Publishing 2015 F/M 2016 29 Jefferson, Rebecca
From Selfie to Groupie Bliumis, Alina, Bliumis, Jeff Check Off Art Press 2015 F/M 16 5 Stahl, Sheryl F.
e Mountains of Israel: A Taste of Heaven, The Lode, Britt, Naki, Yitschak, Undheim, Kristoffer Gefen 2015 F/M 2016 16 Pinchuck, Chava
King David & Akavish the Spider Rouss, Sylvia A. Apples and Honey Press 2015 M/J 2016 4 Bloomfield, Kathy
Prisoners of Breendonk: Personal Histories from a World War II Concentration Camp Deem, James M. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015 S/O 2015 33 Krasner, Barbara
Political and Economic History of the Jews of Afghanistan Koplik, Sara A. Series in Jewish Studies; 54 Brill 2015 M/J 2016 32 Simon, Rachel
Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed Newman, Leslea Candlewick Press 2015 N/D 2015 9 Silverman, Lisa
Bromley Girls Mendelsohn, Martha Texas Tech University Press 2015 N/D 2015 3 Krasner, Barbara
Unlikely Warrior Rauch, Georg, Rauch, Phyllis Farrar Straus Giroux 2015 F/M 16 41-42 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Eight Questions of Faith: Biblical Challenges That Guide and Ground Our Lives. Goldstein, Niles Elliot Jewish Publication Society 2015 F/M 16 11 Wolfe, Nira
Maimonides and the book that changed Judaism: Secrets of the Guide for the Perplexed. P Goodman, Micah Jewish Publication Society 2015 S/O 2015 8 Belinfante, Randall C.
Increasing Wholeness: Jewish Wisdom &Guided Meditations to Strengthen & Calm Body, Heart, Mind & Spirit . Spitz, Elie Kaplan Jewish Lights Publishing 2015 F/M 2016 23 Pinchuck, Chava
Wolf by Wolf Graudin, Ryan Little Brown and Company 2015 M/J 2016 8 Levine, Joyce
Watch Out for Flying Kids! How Two Circuses, Two Countries, and Nine Kids Confront Conflict and Build Community Levinson, Cynthia Peachtree 2015 S/O 2015 37 Rapp, Andrea
Nefesh HaTzimTzum=Contracted Soul Volozhiner, Chaim ben Isaac, Fraenkel, Avinoam Urim 2015 M/J 2016 37 Kohn, Roger S.
Mountains of Israel: A Taste of Heaven, The Lode, Britt, Naki, Yitschak Gefen 2015 F/M 16 16 Pinchuck, Chava
Toldot Yeshu: The Life Story of Jesus. (2 vol.) Meerson, Michael, Schafer, Peter Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism; 159 Mohr Siebeck 2015 S/O 2015 14 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Kindness, a Novel Samson, Polly Bloomsbury 2015 M/J 2016 41 Freiband, Susan
This Is Not a Love Story: A Memoir Brown, Judy Little, Brown and Co. 2015 N/D 2015 15 Pinchuck, Chava
Johann Reuchlin (1455-1522): A Theological Biography Possett, Franz Arbeiten Zur Kirchengeschichte; 129 De Gruyter 2015 S/O 2016 12 Levy, David B
Sammy Spider’s First Taste of Hanukkah: A Cookbook Rouss, Sylvia A. Sammy Spider Kar-Ben 2015 N/D 2015 5 Pastcan, Ben
Mazel Tov! It’s a Boy/Mazel Tov! It’s a Girl Korngold, Jamie S. Life Cycle series Kar-Ben 2015 M/J 15 14-15 Citrin, Rena
Shame Borne in Silence: Spousal Abuse in the Jewish Community. 2nd edition. Twerski, Abraham J. Urim 2015 N/D 2016 22 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Angels at the Gate Thorne, T.K. Cappuccino Books Publishing 2015 F/M 2016 29 Jefferson, Rebecca
Human Nature in Jewish Thought: Judaism’s Case for Why Persons Matter Mittleman, Alan L. Princeton University Press 2015 F/M 2016 16 Finkelman, Yoel
Why Dogs Have Wet Noses Steven, Kenneth Enchanted Lion Books 2015 M/J 2016 4 Bloomfield, Kathy
Jewish and Non-Jewish Spaces in the Urban Context Alina Gromova, Felix Heinert, Sebastian Voigt Neofelis Verlag GmbH 2015 F/M 2017 10 Pinchas Roth
New Kosher: Simple Recipes to Savor & Share Kushner, Kim Weldon Owen 2015 M/J 2016 33 Bibel, Barbara M.
Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948 Halperin, Liora Yale University Press 2015 N/D 2015 21 Cantor, Hallie
Havana Curveball 2015 N/D 2015 10 Pinchuck, Chava
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
The Girl in the Torch Sharenow, Robert Harper Collins 2015 N/D 2015 4 Dublin, Anne
Israeli Passion: Love, Jealousy and Crime SISU Entertainment 2015 N/D 2015 46 Bibel, Barbara M.
Courage & Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark Hopkinson, Deborah Scholastic Press 2015 N/D 2016 6 Eskin, Marcie
Meditations at Twilight on Genesis Granatstein, Melvin Urim 2015 F/M 16 11 Share, Ellen
My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers her Family’s Nazi Past . Teege, Jennifer, Sellmair, Nikola, Sommer, Carolin Experimnet 2015 F/M 2016 23 Wolfe, Nira
Serendipity's Footsteps Nelson, Suzanne Alfred A. Knopf 2015 M/J 2016 8-9 Gershowitz, Elissa
Tamar's Sukkah Gellman, Ellie B. Kar-Ben 2015 S/O 2015 37 Kamin, Rachel
Fabric of Religious Life in Medieval Ashkenaz (1000-1300). Woolf, Jeffrey Brill 2015 M/J 2016 37 Tesler, David
Human Nature in Jewish Thought: Judaism’s Case for Why Persons Matter Mittleman, Alan L. Princeton University Press 2015 F/M 16 16 Finkelman, Yoel
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club Hoose, Phillip Farrar Straus & Giroux 2015 M/J 2016 13 Citrin, Rena
Rethinking the Messianic Idea in Judaism. Morgan, Michael L., Weitzman, Steven Indiana University Press 2015 S/O 2015 14 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Single Handed: The Inspiring True Story of Tibor “Teddy” Rubin—Holocaust Survivor, Korean War Hero, and Medal of Honor Recipient Cohen, Daniel Berkley Publishing 2015 N/D 2015 16 Share, Ellen
Kayla and Kugel Koffsky, Ann D. Apples and Honey Press 2015 N/D 2015 6 McMahon, Martha
Israel’s Impossible Era: The Human Element in U.S.-Israel Relations Starr, Joyce Starr Publishing 2015 N/D 2015 35 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Recovering a Voice: West European Jewish Communities after the Holocaust Weinberg, David H. Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2015 N/D 2016 23 Kohn, Roger S.
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
Habima in Berlin: The Institutionalization of a Zionist Theatre. Zer-Zion, Shelly Magnes Press 2015 S/O 2016 19 Wolfe, Nira
A Whale of a Time and More Stories for Thinking Kids! Stein, Rachel, Katz, Tova Feldheim 2015 F/M 16 37-38 Quay, Alex
Don’t Let Small Problems Ruin Great Simchas Chait, Baruch, Pollack, Gadi Maarava Publications 2015 F/M 16 6 Pinchuck, Chava
Kosher Movies: A Film Critic Discovers Life Lessons at the Cinema Cohen, Herbert J. Urim 2015 S/O 2015 4 Feder, Debbie
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
Avi the Ambulance Goes to School Carlson, Claudia Apples and Honey Press 2015 S/O 2015 34 Pastcan, Ben
My Blue Piano Lasker-Schuler, Else, Haxton, Brooks Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art Syracuse University Press 2015 M/J 2016 33 Dwoskin, Beth
Three Early Modern Hebrew Scholars on the Mysteries of Song Harran, Don (Studies in Jewish HIstory and Culture; 47 Brill 2015 N/D 2015 21 Dwoskin, Beth
Spiritual Kneading Through the Jewish Months: Building the Sacred through Challah Abraham-Klein, Dahlia Shamashi Press 2015 N/D 2015 11 Pinchuck, Chava
Lost Temple of Israel. rev. ed. Koenigsberg, Zvi Academic Studies Press 2015 S/O 2016 9 Share, Ellen
Nonna’s Hanukkah Surprise Fishman, Karen Kar-Ben 2015 N/D 2015 4 Feit, Shelly
I Say Shehechiyanu Rocklin, Joanne Kar-Ben 2015 M/J 15 10
Jerusalem Stories: Visions of a Holy City SISU Entertainment 2015 N/D 2015 46 Share, Ellen
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.
Education of a Traitor: Growing Up in Cold War Russia, The Grobman, Svetlana Musings Publishing 2015 F/M 16 11 Cantor, Hallie
Jesus Reclaimed: Jewish Perspectives on the Nazarene Homolka, Walter Berghahn Books 2015 S/O 2015 9 Quinn, Arthur G.
Imagining Katherine Solomon, Carol Tova Press 2015 M/J 2016 9 Tilman, Ellen
Talia and the Very Yum Kippur Marshall, Linda Elovitz Kar-Ben 2015 S/O 2015 37-38 Kamin, Rachel
Mountains of Israel: A Taste of Heaven Lode, Britt Gefen 2015 F/M 16 16 Pinchuck, Chava
Reframing Holocaust Testimony Noah Shenker Indiana University Press 2015 F/ M 2017 21-22 Joy Kingsolver
Becoming Un-Orthodox: Stories of Ex-Hasidic Jews Davidman, Lynn Oxford University Press 2015 N/D 2015 16 Finkelman, Yoel
From Kitchen to Carnegie Hall: Esther Stark and the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra Rachwal, Maria Noriega Second Story Press 2015 S/O 2016 13 Smith, Sonia
Working Together: Economy, Technology, and Careers in Israel Silverman, Elisa Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 N/D 2015 7 Rapp, Andrea
Catch the Jews! Tenenbom, Tuvia Gefen 2015 N/D 2015 36 Tesler, David
My Friend is Jewish Saul, Laya Faith in Friendship series Purple Toad Publishing 2015 M/J 15 15 Isaac, Fred
On One Foot Glaser, Linda, Balaguer, Nuria Kar-Ben 2015 F/M 16 32-33 Colodny, Debbie
Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke Blankman, Anne Balzer + Bray 2015 F/M 16 38 Krasner, Barbara
Dialogues with Elie Wiesel and Richard D. Heffner: The Moral Responsibility of the Individual in a Changing World Wiesel, Elie, Heffner, Richard D. SISU Entertainment 2015 F/M 2016 29-30 Pinchuck, Chava
Seeking Shalom: the Journey to Right Relationship Between Catholics and Jews Cunningham, Philip A. William B. Eerdmans 2015 6 Quinn, Arthur G.
Piyut ha-kadom (Early Piyyut) Munz-Manor, Ophir Tel Aviv University 2015 F/M 2016 18 Roth, Pinchas
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir Engle, Margarita Atheneum 2015 M/J 2016 5 Quay, Alex
Hare and Tortoise Race Across Israel Gehl, Laura Kar-Ben 2015 S/O 2015 34 Lurie, Aimee
The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France Ethan B. Katz Harvard University Press 2015 F/ M 2017 12 Randall C. Belinfante
Many Faces of Herod the Great Marshak, Adam Kolman William B. Eerdmans 2015 M/J 2016 33 Quinn, Arthur G.
Jewish Youth and Identity in Postwar France: Rebuilding Family and Nation. Doron, Daniella Modern Jewish Experience Indiana University Press 2015 S/O 2016 4 Kohn, Roger S.