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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Author/Editor Title Place of Publication Year Series ISBN Issue P Review Authorsort ascending Review format Review type
Herzfeld, Shmuel Liberman Open Orthodox Haggadah, The 2015 N/D 2015 22 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Anton, Maggie . Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had to Say About You-Know-What 2016 N/D 2016 13 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Pollak, M., Simons, S. Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks 2014 S/O 2016 12 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
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.
Warburg, A Yehudah Rabbinic Authority: The Vision and the Reality; Halakhic Family, the Child's Welfare and the Agunah; Beit Din Decisions in English Vol 4 2018 M/J 2019 36 Stuhlman, Daniel D. Book Adult
Goldin, Shmuel, Goldin, Shifra Unlocking the Haggada: The Complete Haggadah with In-Depth Commentary 2019 F/M 2020 24 Stuhlman, Daniel D. Book Adult
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.
Yehudah A. Warburg Rabbinic Authority: The Vision and Reality; Beit Din Decision in English Volume 2 2016 F/ M 2017 26 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Jorisch, Avi Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs The World 2018 M/J 2019 31 Stein, Marion Book Adult
Bennett, Roger Unscrolled: 54 Writers and Artists Wrestle with the Torah 2013 F/M14 24 Stein, Marion
Bierman, Michael A. Memories of a Giant: Reflections on Rabbi Dr. Joseph B Soloveitchik zt”l 2013 F/M14 24 Stein, Marion
Himsel, Angela A River Could be a Tree: A Memoir 2018 M/J 2019 29-30 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book
Simon, Andrea Floating in the Neversink: a Novel in Stories 2019 N/D 2019 35 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Sarnoff, Sarah The Disambiguation of Susan 2014 M/J 15 44-45 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Sivan, Miryam Make it Concrete 2018 N/D 2019 35-36 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Tidhar, Lavie Central Station 2016 M/J 2016 41 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Levinson, David Samuel Tell Me How This Ends Well. 2017 M/J 2018 37 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Shoham-Steiner, Ephriam, Watzman, Haim On the Margins of a Minority: Leprosy, Madness, and Disability Among the Jews of Medieval Europe. 2014 N/D 14 31 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Wolas, Cherise The Family Tabor: A Novel 2018 N/D 2019 36 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Nakhimovsky, Alice, Newman, Roberta Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America. 2014 S/O 2015 16 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Freedman, Ariela A Joy to Be Hidden: A Novel 2019 F/M 2020 34 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Zuckerman, Julie The Book of Jeremiah : A Novel in Stories 2019 N/D 2019 36 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Adderson, Caroline History of Forgetting 2015 F/M 2016 26 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Gurwith, Annabelle I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50 2014 S/O14 13 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Szilagyi, Anca L. Daughters of the Air 2017 M/J 2018 39 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Krasnoff, Barbara The History of Soul 2065 2019 F/M 2020 35 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Foster, Steven, Foster, Joyce, Brovsky, Cindy Rabbi and Senator Sleep Together: Marrying Religion and Politics. 2016 N/D 2016 16 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Reshef, Yaron Out of the Shoebox. 2014 S/O 2015 2014 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Nakhimovsky, Alice, Newman, Roberta Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America 2014 M/J 15 33-34 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Tidhar, Lavie Martian Sands 2013 M/J 2014 48 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Wineberg, Ronna On Bittersweet Place. 2014 S/O 2015 27 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Morris, Bob Bobby Wonderful: an Imperfect Son Buries his Parents 2015 F/M 2016 28 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Kushner, David Alligator Candy: A Memoir 2016 S/O 2016 9 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Popkin, Nathaniel Everything is Borrowed: A Novel 2018 M/J 2019 40 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Phillips, Denise The Gourmet Jewish Cookbook: More Than 200 Recipes From Around the World 2014 M/J 15 35 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Oksman, Tahneer “How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?”: Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs 2016 N/D 2016 18 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Susan Silverman Casting Lots : Creating a Family in a Beautiful Broken World 2016 F/ M 2017 24 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Bliumis, Alina, Bliumis, Jeff From Selfie to Groupie 2015 F/M 16 5 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Green, Gila Passport Control 2018 M/J 2019 11-12 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Juvenile
Brandes, Yochi, Libenson, Daniel Orchard, The 2017 M/J 2018 35 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Drew, Cynthia Red Mansions: A Novel 2014 N/D 2015 41 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Lightman, Sarah The Book of Sarah 2019 N/D 2019 26 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Baigell, Matthew Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewish American Art, 1880-1940 2015 N/D 2015 13 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Carter, Mary E. I, Sarah Steinway 2018 M/J 2018 35 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Seigel, Tom The Astronaut's Son: A Novel 2018 N/D 2018 38 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Clayton, John J. Many Seconds into the Future: 10 Stories 2014 N/D 14 38 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Dean, Arthur My Two Cents: A Collection of Short Stories 2015 M/J 2016 40 Stahl, Sheryl F.
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.
Von Konigslow, Alexis The Capacity for Infinite Happiness 2015 N/D 2015 43 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Potok, Andrew 13 Stradomska Street: a Memoir of Exile and Return 2017 M/J 2018 28 Smith, Sonia Book Adult
Gold, Althea and Luca Zordan Children of Israel 2013 S/O14 13 Smith, Sonia
Chernoff, Rena Margulies, Chernoff, Allan Tailors of Tomaszow: a Memoir of Polish Jews, The 2014 N/D 14 14 Smith, Sonia
Rachwal, Maria Noriega From Kitchen to Carnegie Hall: Esther Stark and the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra 2015 S/O 2016 13 Smith, Sonia
Steiger, Sebastian, Hoy, Jocelyn Children of Château de La Hille 2017 M/J 2018 30 Smith, Sonia Book Adult
Weiss, Erica Conscientious Objectors in Israel: Citizenship, Sacrifice, Trials of Fealty 2014 N/D 2015 40 Smith, Sonia
Bessner, Ellin Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War II 2018 M/J 2019 24 Smith, Sonia Book
Bejarano, Margalit Jewish Community of Cuba: Memory and History, the 2014 S/O 2015 2 Smith, Sonia
Jockusch, Laura, Finder, Gabriel N. Jewish Honor Courts: Revenge, Retribution and Reconciliation in Europe and Israel after the Holocaust. 2015 F/M 16 12 Smith, Sonia
Freedman, Harry Talmud, A Biography: Banned, Censored and Burned. The Book They Couldn’t Suppress, The 2014 N/D 14 18 Smith, Sonia
Reszke, Katka Return of the Jew: Identity Narratives of the Third Post-Holocaust Generation of Jews in Poland 2013 S/O14 17 Smith, Sonia
Arnold, Elana K. Splendor 2013 F/M14 6 Siskind, Leda
Gold, Jennifer Soldier Doll 2013 S/O14 31 Siskind, Leda
Hoefnagel, Marian Anne Frank: Her Life S/O14 33-34 Siskind, Leda
Sanders, Shelly Rachel's Hope 2014 N/D 14 4 Siskind, Leda
Sullam, Simon Levis, trans. Smyth, Oona, Patane, Claudia The Italian Executioners: the Genocide of the Jews of Italy 2018 N/D 2018 33 Simon, Rachel Book Adult
Taube, Herman Uzbekistan Stories: A Jewish Medic During WWII 2014 M/J 15 40 Simon, Rachel
Sciarcon, Jonathan Educational Oases in the Desert: the Alliance Israélite Universelle’s Girls’ Schools in Ottoman Iraq, 1895-1915 2017 M/J 2018 30 Simon, Rachel Book Adult
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
Eraqi Klorman, Bat-Zion Traditional Society in Transition: The Yemeni Jewish Experience 2014 N/D 14 17 Simon, Rachel
Boum, Aomar, Stein, Sarah Abrevaya The Holocaust and North Africa 2019 M/J 2019 24-25 Simon, Rachel Book
Reifler, David M. Days of Ticho: Empire, Mandate, Medicine, and Art in the Holy Land 2014 S/O 2015 18 Simon, Rachel
Yehuda, Zvi e New Babylonian Diaspora: the Rise and Fall of the Jewish Community in Iraq, 16th20th Centuries 2017 M/J 2018 33 Simon, Rachel Book Adult
Knafo, Asher Teh im nana (Tea with Mint: The Book of Mirth and Zest of Moroccan Jews) 2014 S/O 2015 11 Simon, Rachel
Koplik, Sara A. Political and Economic History of the Jews of Afghanistan 2015 Series in Jewish Studies; 54 M/J 2016 32 Simon, Rachel
Kressel, Neil J. "The Sons of Pigs and Apes": Muslim Antisemitism and the Conspiracy of Silence 2012 S/O13 32 Simon, Rachel
Carasso, Lucienne Growing up Jewish in Alexandria: The Story of a Sephardic Family’s Exodus from Egypt 2014 S/O 2015 4 Simon, Rachel
Appelbaum, Peter C. Loyal Sons: Jews in the German Army during the Great War 2014 M/J 15 19-20 Simon, Rachel
Sternfled, Lior B. Between Iran and Zion: Jewish Histories on Twentieth-Century Iran 2019 M/J 2019 35-36 Simon, Rachel Book Adult
Braude, Benjamin Christians & Jews in the Ottoman Empire: the Abridged Edition with a New Introduction 2014 N/D 2015 14 Simon, Rachel
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
Aroeste, Sarah, Rubio, Ayesha Buen Shabat, Shabbat Shalom 2020 F/M 2020 43 Silverman, Lisa Book Juvenile
Hewes, Agnes Danforth Spice and the Devil's Cave S/O14 37 Silverman, Lisa
Meyer, Susan Lynn, Engell, Mette Matzah Belowstairs 2019 M/J 2019 21-22 Silverman, Lisa Book Juvenile
Newman, Tracy, Santos, Adriana Around the Passover Table 2019 M/J 2019 22 Silverman, Lisa Book Juvenile
Baron, Clementine, Wennagal, Bruno, Nolan, Catherine Anne Frank 2018 M/J 2019 4 Silverman, Lisa Book Juvenile
Crete, Patricia, Wennagal, Bruno, Nolan, Catherine Albert Einstein 2018 M/J 2019 4 Silverman, Lisa Book Juvenile
Shapiro, Nathan Spot the Difference - Shabbos 2014 S/O 2015 38 Silverman, Lisa
Rosenfeld, Shterni Tuky: Story of a Hidden Child 2015 M/J 2016 2-3 Silverman, Lisa
Newman, Leslea Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed 2015 N/D 2015 9 Silverman, Lisa
Goldman, Judy, Batori, Susan Kopecks for Blintzes 2016 F/M 16 43 Silverman, Lisa
Goodman, Carol Metropolitans, The 2017 M/J 2018 12 Silver, Linda R. Book Juvenile
Rosenfeld, Dina H., Nodel, Norman Yossi and Laibel’s Shabbos Surprise 2017 M/J 2018 20 Silver, Linda R. Book Juvenile
Liberman, Judith Weinshall, Davis, Gail Ben and the Bishop 2018 N/D 2018 10-11 Silver, Linda R. Book Juvenile
Liberman, Judith Weinshall, Davis, Gail Expulsion 2017 N/D 2018 10-11 Silver, Linda R. Book Juvenile
Liberman, Judith Weinshall, Gau Family Studio Queen Esther: A Bible Story Retold 2018 N/D 2018 10-11 Silver, Linda R. Book Juvenile
Stamper, Vesper What the Night Sings 2018 M/J 2018 17 Silver, Linda R. Book Juvenile
Liberman, Judith Weinshall, Davis, Gail Rokitno Square 2018 N/D 2018 10-11 Silver, Linda R. Book Juvenile
Yolen, Jane Mapping the Bones 2018 M/J 2018 17 Silver, Linda R. Book Juvenile
Liberman, Judith Weinshall The Sinking of the Patricia 2018 N/D 2018 11 Silver, Linda R. Book Juvenile
Lawee, Eric Rashi's Commentary on the Torah: Canonization and Resistance in the Reception of a Jewish Classic 2019 S/O 2019 16-17 Scheide, Daniel Book Adult


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