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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Author/Editor Title Place of Publication Yearsort ascending Series ISBN Issue P Review Author Review format Review type
Rouss, Sylvia A. King David & Akavish the Spider 2015 M/J 2016 4 Bloomfield, Kathy
Stories of a Young Nation: Israeli Comedies and Drama and Everything In-Between 2015 N/D 2015 47 Feder, Debbie
Wiviott, Meg Paper Hearts: A Novel Based on True Events 2015 M/J 2016 10-11 Bloomfield, Kathy
Thorne, T.K. Angels at the Gate 2015 F/M 2016 29 Jefferson, Rebecca
Zohar, Gil Israel: Holy Land to Many 2015 Voices from Israel S/O 2016 36-37 Quay, Alex
Kushner, Kim New Kosher: Simple Recipes to Savor & Share 2015 M/J 2016 33 Bibel, Barbara M.
Havana Curveball 2015 N/D 2015 10 Pinchuck, Chava
Leff, Lisa Moses Archive Thief: The Man who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust 2015 S/O 2015 12 Chesner, Michelle
Zank, Michael, Anderson, Ingrid Value of the Particular: Lessons from Judaism and the Modern Jewish Experience: Festschrift for Steven T. Katz on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday 2015 Supplements to the Journal of Jewish thought and philosophy; v. 25 S/O 2016 18 Levy, David B
Amichai, Yehuda, Alter, Robert Poetry of Yehuda Amichai 2015 M/J 2016 39 Dwoskin, Beth
Olga Gilburd Happiness the Jewish Way: A Practical Guide to Happiness through the Lens of Jewish Wisdom 2015 F/ M 2017 8-9 Nira Wolfe
Kipnes, Paul, November, Michelle Jewish Spiritual Parenting: Wisdom, Activities, Rituals and Prayers for Raising Children with Spiritual Balance and Emotional Wholeness 2015 F/M 16 13 Feder, Debbie
Baigell, Matthew Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewish American Art, 1880-1940 2015 N/D 2015 13 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Kravitz, Asher The Jewish Dog 2015 M/J 15 12 Pinchuck, Kathe
Steven, Kenneth Why Dogs Have Wet Noses 2015 M/J 2016 4 Bloomfield, Kathy
Wiesel, Elie Great Figures of the Bible: Legends and Legacies of our Biblical Heroes 2015 Jewish Heritage Series N/D 2015 47 Share, Ellen
Halperin, Liora Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948 2015 N/D 2015 21 Cantor, Hallie
Hyde, Heidi Smith Shanghai Sukkah 2015 S/O 2015 28 Cole, Ellen
Yolen, Jane Stone Angel 2015 M/J 2016 11 Dublin, Anne
Stein, Rachel, Katz, Tova A Whale of a Time and More Stories for Thinking Kids! 2015 F/M 16 37-38 Quay, Alex
Levy, David Zionist Entity: The Jewish State in the 21st Century, The 2015 N/D 2015 25 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Carlson, Claudia Avi the Ambulance Goes to School 2015 S/O 2015 34 Pastcan, Ben
Zohar, Gil Israel: Stories of Conflict and Resolution, Love and Death 2015 Voices from Israel S/O 2016 36-37 Quay, Alex
Herzl, Tova Madame Ambassador: Behind the Scenes with a Candid Israeli Diplomat 2015 M/J 15 28-29 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Lasker-Schuler, Else, Haxton, Brooks My Blue Piano 2015 Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art M/J 2016 33 Dwoskin, Beth
Zer-Zion, Shelly Habima in Berlin: The Institutionalization of a Zionist Theatre. 2015 S/O 2016 19 Wolfe, Nira
Avner, Yehuda, Rees, Matt Ambassador, The 2015 M/J 2016 39 Pinchuck, Chava
Chait, Baruch, Pollack, Gadi Don’t Let Small Problems Ruin Great Simchas 2015 F/M 16 6 Pinchuck, Chava
Smiles, Shira Torah Tapestries: Words of Wisdom Woven from the Weekly Parashah —Bamidbar 2015 N/D 2015 32 Pinchuck, Chava
Rotenberg, Mordechai Psychology of Tzimtzum: Self, Other and God, The 2015 N/D 2016 20 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Klein-Braslavy, Sara פירוש הרלב”ג לסיפורי בריאת האדם ולסיפור גן העדן 2015 F/M 16 14 Roth, Pinchas
Baxter, Jack, Faudem, Joshua, Shamdi, Koren Mike’s Place: A True Story of Love, Blues, and Terror in Tel Aviv 2015 N/D 2015 13-14 Bergson, Steven M.
Cohen, Herbert J. Kosher Movies: A Film Critic Discovers Life Lessons at the Cinema 2015 S/O 2015 4 Feder, Debbie
Harran, Don Three Early Modern Hebrew Scholars on the Mysteries of Song 2015 (Studies in Jewish HIstory and Culture; 47 N/D 2015 21 Dwoskin, Beth
Kimmelman, Leslie Sam and Charlie (and Sam Too) aT Camp! 2015 S/O 2015 28 McMahon, Martha
Blankman, Anne Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke 2015 F/M 16 38 Krasner, Barbara
Liberman Mintz, Sharon, Seidler-Feller, Shaul, Wachtel, David Writing on the Wall: A Catalogue of Judaica Broadsides from the Valmadonna Trust Library 2015 N/D 2015 25 Cohen, Leah
Wiesel, Elie, Heffner, Richard D. Dialogues with Elie Wiesel and Richard D. Heffner: The Moral Responsibility of the Individual in a Changing World 2015 F/M 2016 29-30 Pinchuck, Chava
Gehl, Laura Hare and Tortoise Race Across Israel 2015 S/O 2015 34 Lurie, Aimee
Hoffman, Bruce Anonymous Soldiers: the Struggle for Israel 1917-1947 2015 M/J 15 29 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Marshak, Adam Kolman Many Faces of Herod the Great 2015 M/J 2016 33 Quinn, Arthur G.
Cunningham, Philip A. Seeking Shalom: the Journey to Right Relationship Between Catholics and Jews 2015 6 Quinn, Arthur G.
Smollett, Brian M., Wiese, Christian Reappraisals and New Studies of the Modern Jewish Experience: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Seltzer 2015 Brill Reference Library of Judaism, 44 N/D 2015 33 Rosenbloom, Jim
Doron, Daniella Jewish Youth and Identity in Postwar France: Rebuilding Family and Nation. 2015 Modern Jewish Experience S/O 2016 4 Kohn, Roger S.
Lichtenstein, Aaron Reading the Sacred Text: What the Torah Tells Us 2015 F/M 16 14 Gordon, Ilka
Michaelson, Jay Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path 2015 S/O 2016 11 Kohn, Roger S.
Sasso, Sandy Eisenberg Anne Frank and the Remembering Tree 2015 M/J 15 13 Bloomfield, Kathy
Engle, Margarita Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir 2015 M/J 2016 5 Quay, Alex
Alter, Michael Resurrection: A Critical Inquiry, The 2015 F/M 16 1 Jefferson, Rebecca
Herzfeld, Shmuel Liberman Open Orthodox Haggadah, The 2015 N/D 2015 22 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Levy-Bertherat, Deborah, Hunter, Adriana The Travels of Daniel Ascher 2015 F/M 16 38-39 Marks, Allison
Newman, Tracy Hanukkah is Coming! 2015 N/D 2015 5 Kamin, Rachel
Lode, Britt, Naki, Yitschak, Undheim, Kristoffer e Mountains of Israel: A Taste of Heaven, The 2015 F/M 2016 16 Pinchuck, Chava
Kimmelman, Leslie Everybody Says Shalom 2015 S/O 2015 34 Dublin, Anne
Marty, Eric Radical French Thought and the Return of the “Jewish Question.” 2015 Studies in Antisemitism M/J 2016 34 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Dean, Arthur My Two Cents: A Collection of Short Stories 2015 M/J 2016 40 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Dynner, Glenn, Guesnet, Francois Warsaw. The Jewish Metropolis: Essays in Honor of the 75th Birthday of Professor Antony Polonsky. 2015 F/M 16 6 Levy, David B
Sorek, Tamir Palestinian Commemoration in Israel: Calendars, Monuments, and Martyrs 2015 Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Societies) N/D 2015 34 Simon, Rachel
Emanuel, Simha Hidden Treasures from Europe. v.1 2015 S/O 2016 5 Wolfe, Nira
Linden, Diana L. Ben Shahn’s New Deal Murals, Jewish Identity in the American Scene 2015 F/M 16 14 Freiband, Susan
Ruth Shamir Popkin Jewish Identity, The Challenge of Peoplehood Today 2015 F/ M 2017 18-19 Freiband, Susan
Berzin, Gabriella Avicenna in Medieval Hebrew Translation: Todros Todrosi’s Translation of Kitab al-Najat, on Psychology and Metaphysics 2015 Islamic philosophy, theology, science/ text and studies; 91 N/D 2015 14 Levy, David B
Cowan, Rachel, Thal, Linda Wise Aging, Living with Joy, Resilience, & Spirit 2015 S/O 2015 5 Freiband, Susan
Krull, Kathleen Judy Blume 2015 Women Who Broke the Rules M/J 2016 5-6 Cole, Ellen
Amsel, Nachum Encyclopedia of Jewish Values, The 2015 F/M 16 2 Geller, Beverly Mach
Hurvitz, Avi Concise Lexicon of Late Biblical Hebrew: Linguistics in the Writings of the Second Temple Period 2015 N/D 2015 22 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Angleberger, Tom The Rat with the Human Face 2015 The Qwikpick Papers Series S/O 2015 29 Citrin, Rena
Perl, Lila Lilli’s Quest 2015 F/M 16 39 Krasner, Barbara
Rostoker-Gruber, Karen , Isaacs, Ron Farmer Kobi’s Hanukkah Match 2015 N/D 2015 5 Cole, Ellen
Mittleman, Alan L. Human Nature in Jewish Thought: Judaism’s Case for Why Persons Matter 2015 F/M 2016 16 Finkelman, Yoel
Levine, Anna Jodie’s Shabbat Surprise 2015 S/O 2015 35 Eskin, Marcie
Merwin, Ted Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli 2015 M/J 2016 34 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Claussen, Geoffrey D. Sharing the Burden: Rabbi Simha Zissel Ziv and the Path of Musar 2015 N/D 2016 13 Cantor, Hallie
Enszer, Dr. Julie R. Liliths’s Demons 2015 M/J 2016 40 Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron
Epstein, Kalonymos, Kalman Letters of Light: Passages from Ma’or va-shemesh 2015 F/M 16 8 Levy, David B
Alina Gromova, Felix Heinert, Sebastian Voigt Jewish and Non-Jewish Spaces in the Urban Context 2015 F/M 2017 10 Pinchas Roth
Epstein, Lawrence J. Converts to Judaism: Stories from Biblical Times to Today. 2015 S/O 2016 5 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Lipski, Sam, Rutland, Suzanne D. Let My People Go: the Untold Story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959-1989 2015 F/M 16 15 Levy, David B
Von Konigslow, Alexis The Capacity for Infinite Happiness 2015 N/D 2015 43 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Bikont, Anna, Valles, Alissa Crime and the Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne, the 2015 N/D 2015 15 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Polak, Joseph After the Holocaust the Bells Still Ring 2015 S/O 2016 12 Pinchuck, Chava
Brown, Monica Lola Levine is Not Mean! 2015 M/J 2016 6 Quay, Alex
Aron, Lewis, Henik, Libby Answering a Question with a Question: Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Jewish Thought: a Tradition of Inquiry, v.2 2015 F/M 16 2 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Langley, Andrew Hitler and Kristallnacht 2014 Days of Decision N/D13 9-10
Burgan, Michael Ellis Island: An Interactive History Adventure 2014 N/D13 1
Herrington, Lisa M. Hanukkah 2014 Rookie Read-About Holiday N/D13 13
Price, Sean Stewart World War II Spies 2014 N/D13 10
Kahn, Ava F., Mendelsohn, Adam M. Transnational Traditions: New Perspectives on American Jewish History 2014 N/D 2015 23 Sukenic, Harvey
Greene, Jacqueline Dembar The Sound of Applause 2014 American Girl Series S/O 2015 29-30 Dublin, Anne
Brown, William P. Oxford Handbook of the Psalms, The 2014 M/J 15 21-22 Tesler, David
Rosen, Suri Playing with Matches 2014 F/M 16 39 Pinchuck, Chava
Zeegel, Rabbi, Mordecai, Darrell Imagine if ... 2014 N/D 14 4 Feit, Shelly
Burstyn, Rochel Where Are My Shoes? 2014 S/O 2015 35 Lurie, Aimee
Kahn, David The Gates of Repentance-Shaarei Teshuvah. Rabbeinu Yonah of Gerona 2014 M/J 15 30-31 Belinfante, Randall C.
Rouss, Sylvia A., Kahn, Katherine Janus Sammy Spider’s First Mitzvah 2014 N/D 14 12 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Navon, Emmanuel Victory of Zionism: Reclaiming the Narrative about Israel’s Domestic, Regional, and International Challenges, The 2014 N/D 2015 27 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Hellerstein, Kathryn Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987. 2014 N/D 14 22 Dwoskin, Beth
Sutton, Claudette E. Farewell, Aleppo: My Father, My People, and Their Long Journey Home 2014 N/D 2015 35 Dwoskin, Beth
Kellerman, Jonathan, Kellerman, Jesse Golem of Hollywood, The 2014 S/O 2015 23 Bibel, Barbara M.
Sarnoff, Sarah The Disambiguation of Susan 2014 M/J 15 44-45 Stahl, Sheryl F.


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