Book Review Index


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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Yearsort ascending Issue P Review Author
I Live with My Mommy Ehrlich-Klein, Tzvia Menucha Publishers 2014 S/O 2015 35 Pinchuck, Chava
Bar Mitzvah: A history Hilton, Michael Jewish Publication Society 2014 N/D 14 22 Isaac, Fred
Hormone Factory, The Goldschmidt, Saskia Other Press 2014 N/D 14 40 Bibel, Barbara M.
Netta and Her Plant Gellman, Ellie Lerner 2014 F/M14 14 Bloomfield, Kathy
Mo(ve)ments of Resistance: Politics, Economy and Society in Israel/Palestine 1931-2013 Grinberg, Lev Luis Israel: Society, Culture, and History Academic Studies Press 2014 S/O 2015 13 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Hidden Like Anne Frank: 14 True Stories of Survival Prins, Marcel, Steenhuis, Peter Henk Arthur A. Levine Books 2014 M/J 15 12 Krasner, Barbara
Anbessa Dub Zvuloon Dub Medtone Records 2014 N/D 2015 48 Pinchuck, Chava
Murder 101: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Kellerman, Faye HarperCollins 2014 M/J 15 43 Gordon, Ilka
I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944. Tarshis, Lauren I Survived series Scholastic 2014 N/D 14 10 Lurie, Aimee
Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz: Men, Women, and Everyday Religious Observance. Baumgarten, Elisheva Pennsylvania University Press 2014 S/O 2015 2 Chesner, Michelle
The Koren Ani Tefilla Siddur: A Summer Camp Siddur and Humash for Reflection, Connection, and Learning The Magerman Edition Koren Publishers 2014 S/O 2015 32-33 Pinchuck, Chava
Traditional Society in Transition: The Yemeni Jewish Experience Eraqi Klorman, Bat-Zion Brill 2014 N/D 14 17 Simon, Rachel
Vanished History: The Holocaust in Czech and Slovak Historical Culture Sniegon, Tomas Making Sense of History: Studies in Historical Cultures; 18 Berghahn Books 2014 N/D 14 34 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Rhetoric and Nation: The Formation of Hebrew National Culture, 1880-1990 Ginsburg, Shai P. Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art Syracuse University Press 2014 N/D 2015 18 Gordon, Ilka
Afterparty Stampler, Ann Redisch Simon Pulse 2014 F/M14 8-9 Lenson, Heather
Fleabrain Loves Franny Rocklin, Joanne Amulet 2014 M/J 15 3-4 Dublin, Anne
Me and the Middle East: Firsthand Reporting on Israel’s Most Dramatic Days Oestermann, Richard Gefen 2014 N/D 2015 28 Silverburg, Sanford R.
A Non-Swimmer Considers Her Mikvah: On Becoming Jewish After Fifty Carter, Mary E. self-published 2014 M/J 15 22-23 Pinchuck, Kathe
Collected Essays II Soloveitchik, Haym The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2014 M/J 15 39 Tesler, David
Weekday Prayers: Essays / by the Rabbis & Professors of Yeshiva University, The Feldman, Daniel Z., Halpern, Stuart W. Maggid Books 2014 F/M 16 9 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Honeyky Hanukah Guthrie, Woody, Horowitz, Dave Doubleday 2014 N/D 14 5 Marks, Allison
Hirsch Pirkei Avos: Chapters of the Fathers, The Hirsch, Samson Raphael Feldheim 2014 N/D 14 23 Gordon, Ilka
Mystery of the Milton Manuscript: A Novel, The Libin, Barry M. Urim 2014 S/O 2015 25 Bibel, Barbara M.
All Russians Love Birch Trees Grjasnowa, Olga Other Press 2014 N/D 14 40 Gremillion, Yossi
Cat at the Wall, The Ellis, Deborah Groundwood 2014 N/D 14 10 Bloomfield, Kathy
Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict. Mandel, Maud Princeton University Press 2014 S/O 2015 13 Kohn, Roger S.
Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the end of the World, The Prochnik, George Other Press 2014 N/D 14 409 Isaac, Fred
Christians & Jews in the Ottoman Empire: the Abridged Edition with a New Introduction Braude, Benjamin Lynne Rienner Publishers 2014 N/D 2015 14 Simon, Rachel
I Pity the Poor Immigrant Lazar, Zachary Little Brown and Company 2014 M/J 15 43-44 Gremillion, Yossi
Assimilated Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, 1940-1943 Person, Katarzyna Syracuse University Press 2014 M/J 15 34-35 Cantor, Hallie
Jewish Community of Cuba: Memory and History, the Bejarano, Margalit Hebrew University Magnes Press 2014 S/O 2015 2 Smith, Sonia
I Lived on Butterfly Hill Agosin, Marjorie, White, Lee, O'Conner, E.M. Simon & Schuster 2014 N/D14 1 Dublin, Anne
Samson: Hero or Fool? The Many Faces of Samson Eynikel, Eric, Nicklas, Tobias Brill 2014 N/D 14 17
Days of Ticho: Empire, Mandate, Medicine, and Art in the Holy Land Reifler, David M. Gefen 2014 S/O 2015 18 Simon, Rachel
On the Relationship of Mitzvot Between Man and His Neighbor and Man and His Maker Sperber, Daniel Urim 2014 N/D 14 34 Tesler, David
Beyond Trochenbrod: The Betty Gold Story Gold, Betty, Hodermarsky, Mark Kent State University Press 2014 N/D 2015 18 Pinchuck, Chava
Anna & Solomon Snyder, Elaine Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2014 M/J 15 4 Bloomfield, Kathy
Shabbat is Coming! Newman, Tracy Kar Ben 2014 F/M14 15 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Moadei HaShanah: Elul and Rosh HaShanah. Pincus, Shimshon Dovid Feldheim 2014 N/D 2015 28 Levy, David B
The Cats of J-Town: A Clash of Colonies Karp, Raphael N. Contento de Semrik 2014 M/J 15 8 Pinchuck, Kathe
Shimmy Shambone Will Not Take a Bath Zoldan, Yael Feldheim 2014 F/M 16 41 Pinchuck, Chava
Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel! Kober, Shahar Scholastic 2014 N/D 14 5 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Saviour Shoes and Other Stories, The Lipszyc, Carol Inanna Publications 2014 S/O 2015 25 Freiband, Susan
Lie, The Kestin, Hesh Scribner 2014 N/D 14 41 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Religious and Spiritual Life of the Jews of Medina, The Mazuz, Haggai Brill 2014 S/O 2015 14 Gottschalk, Haim
Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Pollak, M., Simons, S. Maggid Books 2014 S/O 2016 12 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Wherever We Go! Altein, Chani Hachai 2014 M/J 15 14 Citrin, Rena
The Medieval Haggadah Anthology with the Commentary of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. Holzer, David Holzer Seforim 2014 M/J 15 29-30 Tesler, David
Mannequin Girl Litman, Ellen W. W. Norton & Company 2014 M/J 15 44 Gremillion, Yossi
Poop Fountain! Angleberger, Tom The Qwikpick Papers Series Abrams 2014 S/O 2015 29 Citrin, Rena
The Gourmet Jewish Cookbook: More Than 200 Recipes From Around the World Phillips, Denise St. Martin’s Press 2014 M/J 15 35 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Reconsidering Israel-Diaspora Relations Ben-Rafael, Eliezer, Liwerant, Judit Bokser, Gorny, Yosef Brill 2014 F/M 16 5 Wolfe, Nira
Pious Ones: The World of Hasidim and Their Battles with America, the Berger, Joseph Harper Perennial 2014 S/O 2015 2 Gordon, Ilka
Nest Ehrlich, Esther Wendy Lamb Books 2014 N/D 14 2 Krasner, Barbara
American Jewish Political Culture and the Liberal Persuasion Feingold, Henry L. Modern Jewish History Syracuse University Press 2014 N/D 14 17 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Radical American Judaism of Mordecai M. Kaplan, The Scult, Mel Indiana University Press 2014 S/O 2015 19 Finkelman, Yoel
My Rebbe Steinsaltz, Adin Maggid Books 2014 N/D 14 35 Cantor, Hallie
Will I Ever be Happy Again? Milevsky, Chaya L. Feldheim 2014 N/D 2015 9 Isaac, Fred
Miracle for Shira: A Chanukah Story Sabbag, Galia Shira's series CreateSpace 2014 M/J 15 17 Feit, Shelly
Jewish Rights, National Rites: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia Rabinovitch, Simon Stanford University Press 2014 N/D 2015 29 Kohn, Roger S.
I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50 Gurwith, Annabelle Penguin Group 2014 S/O14 13 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Kabbalist in the Heart of the Storm: R. Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto Garb, Jonathan Tel Aviv University 2014 M/J 15 23-24 Wolfe, Nira
Uzbekistan Stories: A Jewish Medic During WWII Taube, Herman Dryad Press 2014 M/J 15 40 Simon, Rachel
Alex’s Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance Goldsmith, Martin Da Capo Press 2014 F/M 16 10 Krasner, Barbara
Touching History: From Williamsburg to Jerusalem Gold, Sholom Gefen 2014 S/O 2015 8 Isaac, Fred
Eight Candles and a Tree Nathan, Simone Bloom, Barber, Brian Beaver's Pond Press 2014 N/D 14 5 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Kosher Cuisine for a New Generation Kowitz, Mitchell Red Portal Press 2014 N/D 14 25 Feder, Debbie
If You Give a Frog a Piece of Matzah Tal, Rachel Shifra, Truitt, Carrie Zahava Publications 2013 M/J13 15
Wall: A Modern Fable, The Sutcliffe, William Walker Books 2013 M/J13 7
Anne Franks Chestnut Tree Kohuth, Jane Random House 2013 S/O13 2
Odettes Secrets Macdonald, Maryann Bloomsbury 2013 M/J13 10
American Balfour Declaration: The Origins of U.S. Support for Zionism 1917-1922, The Azous, Paul Acaday Press 2013 N/D13 19
Producing Redemption in Amsterdam: Early Modern Yiddish Books in Paratextual Perspective Berger, Shlomo Studies in Jewish History and Culture, 37 Brill 2013 N/D13 19
No Baths at Camp Fox, Tamar, Vasquez, Natalia Kar-Ben 2013 FM13 12
Extra, The Lasky, Kathryn Candlewick 2013 S/O13 8
Sages: Character, Context & Creativity, The Lau, Binyamin Maggid/Koren Publishers 2013 N/D13 31
Pieces of the Past: The Holocaust Diary of Rose Rabinowitz Matas, Carol Dear Canada Scholastic 2013 N/D13 9
Starters & Sides Made Easy Schapira, Leah, Dwek, Victoria Mesorah 2013 N/D13 37
Stones for Grandpa Londner, Renee, Aviles, Martha Kar-Ben 2013 FM13 11
Italia Judaica Jubilee Conference, The Simonsohn, Shlomo, Shatzmiller, Joseph Brills Series in Jewish Studies Brill 2013 S/O13 41
Further Studies in the Making of the Early Hebrew Book Heller, Marvin J. Brill 2013 S/O13 30
Jewish Traditional Cooking: Over 150 Nostalgic & Contemporary Jewish Recipes Joseph, Ruth Kyle Books 2013 N/D13 29-30
Vision and Leadership: Reflections on Joseph and Moses Soloveitchik, Joseph B., Shatz, David, Wolowelsky, Joel B., Ziegler, Reuven Ktav 2013 S/O13 42
Origins and Onset of the Romanian Holocaust, The Eaton, Henry Wayne State University Press 2013 N/D13 24
No Buts, Becky! Patterson, Jose, Drew, Patricia Matador 2013 N/D13 5
Hasidism and Politics: The Kingdom of Poland 1815-1864 Wodzinski, Marcin Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2013 S/O13 45-46
Genizah Psalms: A Study of MS798 of the Antonin Collection, The Stec, David M. Cambridge Genizah Studies Series, 5 Brill 2013 N/D13 38
Longest Night: A Passover Story, The Snyder, Laurel, Chien, Catia Schwartz & Wade 2013 M/J13 2
Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook Shefrin, Sima Elizabeth, Stemple, Heidi E. Y. Interlink 2013 S/O13 2
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers Strike of 1909 Markel, Michelle, Sweet, Melissa HarperCollins 2013 FM13 3-4
To Mourn a Child: Jewish Responses to Neonatal and Childhood Death Saks, Jeffrey, Wolowelsky, Joel B. Oxford University Press 2013 S/O13 36
Room for One More: A Modern-Day Fairy Tale Prenzlau, Sheryl, Katz, Adi Feldheim 2013 M/J13 8
Thank You, Trees! Karwoski, Gail Langer, Gootman, Marilyn E., Balouch, Kristen Kar-Ben 2013 FM13 4
Awesome Creation: A Study of the First Three Verses of the Torah Bitton, Yosef Gefen 2013 S/O13 21
Leo Strauss and the Rediscovery of Maimonides Green, Kenneth Hart University of Chicago Press 2013 N/D13 28
Liba and the Feather Thief Walfish, Miriam Jewish Girls Around the World Judaica Press 2013 S/O13 4
Im Sorry, Grover: A Rosh Hashanah Tale Balsley, Tilda, Fischer, Ellen Kar-Ben 2013 N/D13 12
ABC Hanukkah Hunt Balsley, Tilda, Poole, Helen Kar-Ben 2013 N/D13 12
Toleration Within Judaism Goodman, Martin The Littman Library 2013 N/D13 27-28
Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Muderesses, Thieves & Other Female Villians Yolen, Jane, Stemple, Heidi E. Y., Guay, Rebecca Charlesbridge 2013 S/O13 3