Book Review Index

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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Authorsort descending
For the Love of God: The Bible as an Open Book Ostriker, Alicia Suskin Rutgers University Press 2007 N/D 08 17
Jonah and the Whale (VIDEO) Gridchian, George M., Smith, Jeffrey Rabbit Ears Productions M/J 93 18
Miriam in the Desert Jules, Jacqueline, Ugliano, Natascia Kar-Ben 2010 S/O 10 12
Pilgrimage: Adventures of a Wandering Jew Epstein, Perle M/J 82 7
Twenty Eight Artists and Two Saints: Essays Acocella, Joan Ross Pantheon Books 2007 S/O 07 43-44
Anne Frank: Hope in the Shadows of the Holocaust Hermann, Spring Holocaust Heroes and Nazi Criminals Series Enslow 2005 M/J 06 17
How Mitzvah Giraffe Got His Long, Long Neck Sokoloff, David Judaic Press 2003 F/M 04 31
Shimonis Lover Levin, Jennifer Harcourt Brace and Jovanovich 1987 N/D 87 7
Day Grandpa Died, The (VIDEO) Sp75 29
Camel Trail, The Jackson, Judy Marsons 2007 S/O 08 13
Gracia (AUDIO) Aroeste, Sarah Aroeste Music LLC 2012 N/D12 45
Leo Strauss and the Rediscovery of Maimonides Green, Kenneth Hart University of Chicago Press 2013 N/D13 28
New Standard Jewish Encycloepdia, The Wigoder, Geoffrey Doubleday 1977 W77 29
Refugee Rose, Anna Dial 1977 Sp78 26
Which Lilith?: Feminist Writers Re-create the Worlds First Woman Dame, Enid, Lilly Rivlin, Wenkart, Henry Aronson 1998 F/M 99 7
Biblical Echo: Reflectiosn on Bible, Jews and Judaism, The Feldman, Emanuel Ktav 1986 M/J 87 3
Israel: Politics, Myths, and Identity Crisis Orr, Aviva Pluto Press 1994 M/J 95 8
Studies in Maimonides and His Interpreters Shapiro, Marc B. University of Scranton Press 2008 N/D 08 20
Enoch, Levi and Jubilees on Sexuality: Attitudes Towards Sexuality in the Early Enoch Litearture, the Aramaic Levi Document, and The Book of Jubilees Loader, William Eerdmans 2007 F/M 08 40
Fiets Vase and Other Stories of Survival: Europe, 1939-1945 Gold, Alison Leslie Penguin Group 2003 S/O 03 12
Jewish Wry: Essays on Jewish Humor Blacker Cohen, Sarah Indiana University Press 1987 S/O 87 7
Memoirs of American Jews, 1775-1865 Marcus, Jacob Rader JPS 1955 Sp 75 15
Passover Journey: A Seder Companion, The Goldin, Barbara Diamond, Waldman, Neil Viking 1994 N/D 93 41986
Touch of the Sacred, A: A Theologians Informal Guide to Jewish Belief Borowitz, Eugene B., Schwartz, Frances W. Jewish Lights Publishing 2007 N/D 08 11
All Whom I Have Loved: A Novel Appelfeld, Aharon Schocken Books 2007 S/O 07 42
Holocaust and Israel Reborn: From Catastrophe to Sovereignty, The Penkower, Monty Noam University of Illinois Press 1994 M/J 95 7
Sephardic and Middle Eastern Jewries: History and Culture in the Modern Era Goldberg, Harvey E. JTSA 1996 N/D 96 8, 10
Creative Jewish Wedding Book: A Hands-on Guide to New and Old Traditions, Ceremonies & Celebrations, The (2nd ed.) Kaplan-Mayer, Gabrielle Jewish Lights Publishing 2009 F/M 10 37
Global Counterstike: International Counterterroism Katz, Samuel M. Terrorist Dossiers Series Lerner 2005 N/D 05 41892
Ktontons Yom Kippur Kitten (new ed.) Weilerstein, Sadie Rose JPS 1995 N/D 95 16
Myer Myers: Jewish Silversmith in Colonial New York Barquist, David L. Yale University Press 2001 M/J 02 41860
Rabbinic Culture and Its Critics: Jewish Authority, Dissent, and Heresy in Medieval and Early Modern Times Frank, Daniel, Goldish, Matt Wayne State University Press 2008 F/M 09 41892
Welcome to the World: A Jewish Babys Record Book Wolff, Glenn, ill. Women's League S/O 86 6
Behind the Secret Window: A Memoir of a Hidden Childhood Toll, Nelly S. Dial 1993 F/M 94 14
Into That Darkness Sereny, Gitta McGraw 1974 Sp 75 27
State of the Jews: A Critical Appraisal, The Alexander, Edward Jewish and Israeli Studies, Political Ideology, Cultural STudies Transaction Publishers 2012 N/D12 13
Einsteins God: Albert Einsteins Quest as a Scientist and as a Jew to Replace a Forsaken God Goldman, Robert N. Aronson 1997 S/O 97 8
Expanding Circle: An Adoption Odyssey, The Wolff, Marion Freyer Fithian Press 2000 M/J 00 23
Jewish Paradox, The Goldman, Nahum Ma 79 6
Makolet: A Middle Eastern Grocery in Brooklyn Goldberg, Ilana, Zetland, Rachel Filmakers Library 1998 S/O 00 40
Other Jews: The Sephardim Today, The Elazar, Daniel J. Basic Books 1989 M/J 90 10
Youth in Chains Geve, Thomas s.n. N/D 82 2
Tikkun Olam Ted Newman, Vivian, Mack, Steve Kar-Ben 2012 FM13 4
Abraham Isaac Kook F/M 82 9
Heroes of the Holocaust Glick, Susan History Makers Series Lucent 2003 S/O 03 51
Scandinavian Literature in Hebrew Translation 1894-1980 Rokem, Freddi Tel-Aviv University 1982 F/M 85 6
Commitment and Complexity: Jewish Wisdom in an Age of Upheaval: Selections from the Writings of Rabbi Yehuda Amital Hacohen, Aviad Ktav 2008 F/M 09 11
Hebrew Bible, The (AUDIO) Schiffman, Lawrence H. Recorded Books 2008 N/D 09 27
Love Your Neighbor and Yourself: A Jewish Approach to Modern Personal Ethics Dorff, Elliot N. JPS 2003 S/O 04 15
Only Nine Chairs Miller, Deborah University F/M 82 9
Sammy Spider's First Haggadah Rouss, Sylvia A., Kahn, Katherine Janus Kar-Ben 2007 F/M 07 12
Yitzhak Rabins Assassination and the Dilemmas of Commemoration Vinitzky-Seroussi, Vered SUNY Series in Anthropology and Judaic Studies SUNY Press 2009 S/O 10 38
Call Me Ruth Sachs, Marilyn s.n. N/D 82 7
Jewish Icons: Art and Society in Modern Europe Cohen, Richard I. University of California Press 1998 S/O 98 7
Thirteen Petalled Rose, The Steinsaltz, Adin Aronson 1992 M/J 92 20
Full Circle: Escape from Baghdad and the Return Fathi, Saul Silas Xlibris Corporation 2005 M/J 06 26
Kabbalah of Creation: Isaac Lurias Earlier Mysticism Vital, Hayyim Ben Joseph, Klein, Eliahu J. Aronson 2000 S/O 01 21
Music for Piano (AUDIO) Avni, Tzvi Israel Music Institute 2006 F/M 08 46-47
Prize in the Snow Easterling, Bill, Owens, Mary Beth Little, Brown 1994 M/J 95 11
Voices from a Time: A Novel Bonucci, Silvia, King, Martha Steerforth Italia 2006 S/O 07 42
Autobiographical Jews: Essays in Jewish Self-Fashioning Stanislawksi, Michael University of Washington Press 2004 F/M 05 24
In Face of Danger Kay, Mara Crown Publishers 1977 Sp78 26
Solomon and the Trees Biers-Ariel, Matt, Silverberg-Kiss, Earl UAHC 2001 M/J 01 16
Does Anyone Here Know the Way to Thirteen? Kaufman, Stephen Houghton Mifflin 1985 A/M 86 5
Childs Introduction to Torah, A Newman, Shirley Behrman 1972 Sp 75 28
Hanukkah Ha-Has: Knock-Knock Kokes that Are a Lotke Fun Hall, Katy, Eisenberg, Lisa, Carpenter, Stephen Lift-the-Flap Knock-Knock Book, A HarperFestival 2001 M/J 02 22
Lionhearts: Heroes of Israel Bar-Zohar, Michael Warner Books 1998 N/D 98 6
Off the Derech: Why Observant Jews Leave Judaism Margolese, Faranak Devora 2005 N/D 06 25
Rock Study Sting, Whyte, Hugh HarperCollins 2001 N/D 01 19
Womens Holocaust Writing, Memory and Imagination Kremer, S. Lillian University of Nebraska Press 1999 S/O 99 12
Boy in That Situation, A Hannam, Charles s.n. S 78 5
Jewish American Food Culture Deutsch, Jonathan, Saks, Rachel D. University of Nebraska Press 2009 F/M 10 33
Teenager in Hitlers Death Camps, A Grunfeld, Benny, Henrekson, Magnus, Hager, Olle Benbella Books 2007 F/M 08 17
Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story Perl, Lila Greenwillow Books 1996 M/J 97 16
Journey of Hope: The Story of Ilan Ramon, Israels First Astronaut Abbey, Alan D. Gefen 2003 N/D 03 24
Modern Heretic and a Traditional Community, A: Mordecai M. Kaplan, Orthodoxy, and American Judaism Gurock, Jeffrey S. Columbia University Press 1997 N/D 97 8
Plays for Learning: Israel Reborn McCullough, L. E. Plays for Learning Series Smith and Kraus 2001 F/M 02 38
Ultimate Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebration Book, The: A Guide to Inspiring Ceremonies and Joyous Festivities Cohen, Jayne, Weinrott, Lori Clarkson Potter 2004 S/O 04 53
Apple Trees Discovery, The Schram, Peninnah, Davis, Rachayl Eckstein, Lee, Wendy W. Kar-Ben 2012 M/J 12 9
Hunting Season: Palestine, 1945-1948: The Real Story! A Docudrama Based on Historical Fact, The Russcol, Herbert UCS Press 1989 M/J 89 9
Shoshanas Song Marcus, Jerry Brittany Publications 2013 S/O 6
Dear Once Popkin, Zelda Lippincott 1975 Sp76 22
Castle on Hester Street, The Heller, Linda, Boris Kulikov Simon & Schuster 2007 N/D 07 8
Greater than Angels Matas, Carol Simon & Schuster 1998 F/M 99 19
Lets Go to Shul Benenfeld, Rikki Hachai 2002 M/J 02 22
Night Tales Remembered: Tales from the Shammes Katz, Michael Aronson 1990 S/O 90 13
Remember Not to Forget Finkelstein, Norman H. M/J 86 6
Who We Are: On Being (And Not Being) A Jewish American Writer Rubin, Derek Schocken Books 2005 S/O 05 51
Bitter Smell of Almonds: Selected Fiction, The Lustig, Arnost Northwestern University Press 2001 M/J 02 17
It Happened in Shushan: A Purim Story Feder, Harriet K., Schanzer, Rosalyn Kar-Ben 1988 M/J 88 6
Sunshine, Blossoms and Blood: H.N. Bialik in his Time: A Literary Biography Feinstein, Sara University Press of America 2005 M/J 06 26
Esther Chaikin, Miriam, Rosenberry, Vera JPS 1987 F/M 88 7
Fire in His Soul: Irving M. Bunim, 1900-1980: The Man and His Impact on American Orthodox Jewry, A Bunim, Amos Feldheim 1989 N/D 89 10
Jews in America Today Brenner, Lenni Lyle Stuart 1986 S/O 87 6
Merrymaker, The Suhl, Yuri Four Winds 1975 W75 29
Pavement of Hell, The Tushnet, Leonard St. Martin's 1973 D 74 30
Traktorist (AUDIO) Kapelye, Di Naye Oriente Music 2008 S/O 09 46
American Jewry and the Holocaust: The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1939-1945 Bauer, Jehuda Wayne State University Press 1981 F/M 90 14
Holocaust, The Haugen, Brenda Compass Point 2008 F/M 09 46
Seventy Faces: Articles of Faith Lamm, Norman Ktav 2002 M/J 03 18

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