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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Authorsort descending
Into That Darkness Sereny, Gitta McGraw 1974 Sp 75 27
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
Heroes of the Holocaust Glick, Susan History Makers Series Lucent 2003 S/O 03 51
Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story Perl, Lila Greenwillow Books 1996 M/J 97 16
Sabbatai Zevi: Testimonies to a Fallen Messiah Halperin, David J. Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2007 N/D 07 30
Textual Mirrors: Reflexivity, Midrash, and the Rabbinic Self Stein, Dina University of Pennsylvania 2012 M/J13 36
Year of Jewish Stories: 52 Tales for Children and Their Families, A Maisel, Grace Ragues, Shubert, Samantha, Keiser, Tammy UAHC Press 2004 N/D 04 19-20
Looking for Lost Bird: A Jewish Woman Discovers her Navajo Roots Melanson, Yvette, Safran, Claire Bard 1999 S/O 99 13
On This Night Steiner, N., Edelson, Wendy Hachai 2013 S/O13 14
Brownsville Kleid, Neil, Allen, Jake NBM ComicsLit 2006 S/O 06 31-32
Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt Cohen, Mark R. Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the Ancient to the Modern World Series Princeton Univerity Press 2005 F/M 06 29
Sisterland Newbery, Linda Random House 2004 M/J 04 33
Van Goghs Last Painting and Other Stories from the Edge Gordon, Paul Samson Publishing 2001 N/D 01 17
Judaism of the Second Temple Period, Volume 2: The Jewish Sages and Their Literature Flusser, David, Yadin, Azzan Eerdmans 2009 F/M 10 34
Moshe Mendel, the Mitzvah Maven and his Amazing Mitzvah Quest Apelbaum, Shify Feldheim 1993 F/M 94 12
As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschels Amazing March Toward Freedom Michelson, Richard, Colon, Raul Knopf 2008 M/J 08 8
Dialogical Philosophy from Kierkegaard to Buber Bergman, Shmuel Hugo, Gerstein, Arnold A. SUNY Press 1991 F/M 92 17
Jewish Icons: Art and Society in Modern Europe Cohen, Richard I. University of California Press 1998 S/O 98 7
Chanukah Greenfeld, Howard Holt, Reinhart 1976 Sp77 31
In Face of Danger Kay, Mara Crown Publishers 1977 Sp78 26
Greater than Angels Matas, Carol Simon & Schuster 1998 F/M 99 19
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
Reuven Brainin: The Fall of an Icon Caruso, Naomi Canadian Jewish Archives; New Series, 49 Canadian Jewish Archives Charities Committee, National Archives 2007 S/O 08 21
Kabbalah and Ecology: God’s Image in the More-Than-Human World Seidenberg, David Mevorach Cambridge University Press 2015 M/J 2016 43-44
Tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav, The Gottlieb, Freema, Omer-Man, Jonathan Aronson 1993 S/O 93 19-20
Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge: Basic Concepts of Hasidic Thought Boteach, Shmuley Aronson 1996 S/O 96 4
Life is on the Wire Mirsky, Norman B. Pastoral Series 1996 F/M 97 5
Not Quite Kosher: An Abe Lieberman Mystery Kaminsky, Stuart M. Forge Books 2002 F/M 03 22
Book in the Jewish World 1700-1900, The Gries, Zeev Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2007 F/M 08 39
Pictorial History of the Jewish People, from Bible Time to Our Own Day Throughout the World (updated) Ausubel, Nathan Crown 1984 F/M 85 7
Sharing the Journey: The Haggadah for the Contemporary Family Yoffie, Alan S., Podwal, Mark Central Conference of American Rabbis 2012 FM13 39
Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Sons Return to His Jewish Family Dubner, Stephen J. Morrow 1998 N/D 99 8
Jews: A Treasury of Art and Literature, The Keller, Sharon R. Hugh Lauter Levin Associates 1992 M/J 93 41986
Miracle Jar, The Penn, Audrey, Lyon, Lea Tanglewood Press 2008 N/D 08 32-33
Anne Frank Tridenti, Lina, Thorne, Stephen Why They Became Famous Silver Burdett 1985 A/M 86 6
Darkness Casts No Shadows Lustig, Arnost, Nemcova, Jeanne Inscape Publishers 1976 W77 25
Jewish American Food Culture Deutsch, Jonathan, Saks, Rachel D. University of Nebraska Press 2009 F/M 10 33
Hunting Season: Palestine, 1945-1948: The Real Story! A Docudrama Based on Historical Fact, The Russcol, Herbert UCS Press 1989 M/J 89 9
God, Israel, and Shiloh Rubin, David Mazo Publishers 2007 S/O 07 53
Faith & Doubt: Studies in Traditional Jewish Thought Lamm, Norman Ktav 2006 M/J 08 38
Red Is My Rimon: A Jewish Childs Book of Colors Glick, Dvorah, Ackerman, Dena Hachai 2012 FM13 11
Stroop Report: The Jewish Quarter of Warsaw is No More!, The Stroop, Juergen, Milton, Sybil Pantheon Books 1986 A/M 86 4
Where God Dwells: A Childs History of the Synagogue Fine, Steven, Fine, Leah Bierman Torah Aura Productions 1999 S/O 00 35-36
Legacy: a Genetic History of the Jewish People Ostrer, Harry Oxford University Press 2012 N/D12 32
New Jewish Baby Book: Names, Ceremonies, Customs: A Guide for Todays Families, The Diamant, Anita Jewish Lights Publishing 1993 M/J 94 10
Bible After Babel: Historical Criticism in a Postmodern Age, The Collins, John J. Eerdmans 2005 F/M 07 31-32
Encyclopedia of Jewish Genealogy, vol. 1, the Kurzweil, Arthur, Weiner, Miriam Aronson 1991 M/J 91 17
Passover Aloian, Molly Celebrations in My World Crabtree 2009 S/O 10 13, 15
Selected Writings Kofman, Sarah, Albrecht, Thomas, Albert, Georgia, Rottenberg, Elizabeth Stanford University Press 2007 S/O 08 33
Torah of the Earth: Exploring 4000 Years of Ecology in Jewish Thought (Vol. 1: Biblical Israel: One Land, One People / Rabbinic Judaism: One People, Many Lands) Waskow, David Jewish Lights Publishing 2000 F/M 01 12
Jewish with Feeling: A Guide to Meaningful Jewish Practice Riverhead Books 2005 S/O 05 51
Meditation Practices for Everyday Life: Awakening Your Heart, Connecting with God Roth, Jeff Jewish Lights Publishing 2009 N/D 09 25
Alina: A Russian Girl Comes to Israel Meir, Mira s.n. N/D 82 8
Cooking the Israeli Way Wolfe, Robert L., Wolf, Diane L. Lerner 1986 S/O 86 5
It Happened in Shushan: A Purim Story Feder, Harriet K., Schanzer, Rosalyn Kar-Ben 1988 M/J 88 6
Holocaust, The Haugen, Brenda Compass Point 2008 F/M 09 46
Gaza Strip: Its History and Politics from the Pharaohs to the Israeli Invasion of 2009, The Shachar, Nathan Sussex Academic Press 2010 N/D 10 24
Rabbi Jusah Moscato and the Jewish Intellectual World of Mantua in the 16th-17th Centuries Moscato, Judah, Veitri, Giuseppe, Miletto, Gianfranco Studies in Jewish History and Culture; vol. 35 Brill 2012 N/D12 31
Stalins Forgotten Zion: Birobidzhan and the Making of a Soviet Jewish Homeland, An Illustrated History, 1928-1996 Weinberg, Robert University of California Press 1998 S/O 98 30
We Need to Talk: What Happens When Looking Thin Becomes an Obsesion Sofer, Rachel Devora 2008 S/O 09 18
Kommandants Girl, The Jenoff, Pam Mira 2007 N/D 07 26
My Torah Colors Judaica Press 2012 M/J13 4
Before Golda: Manya Shochat: A Biography Ben-Zvi, Rachel Yanait, Shurin, Sandra Biblio Press 1989 S/O 89 8
Economic History of European Jews: Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages, The Toch, Michael Etudes sur le Judaisme Medieval; 56 Brill 2013 S/O13 43
Orphan Rescue, The Dublin, Anne, Leng, Qin Second Story Press 2010 N/D 10 5
Young Loves Veksler, Artur Gefen 2001 F/M 02 35
Saving the Fragments Leitner, Isabella, Leitner, Irving A. New American Library 1985 A/M 86 4
Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak Ellis, Deborah Groundwood 2004 N/D 04 21-22
Jewish Meditations on the Meaning of Death Rozwaski, Chaim Z. Aronson 1994 N/D 94 41860
Maimonides’ Introduction to His Commentary on the Mishnah Maimon, Moshe ben, Rosner, Fred Aronson 1995 N/D 95 7
300 Ways to Ask the Four Questions Spiegel, Murray, Stein, Rickey Spiegel-Stein Publishing 2008 N/D 08 13, 15
Coal (rev. ed.) Kraft, Betsy H. W83 13
Irma: A Chicago Womans Story, 1871-1966 Steinberg, Ellen FitzSimmons University of Iowa 2004 S/O 04 25
Happy Birthday, Tree!: A Tu BShevat Story Rosenberg, Madelyn, Christy, Jana Albert Whitman 2012 N/D12 9
Hiding Places, A Mother, A Daughter, an Uncovered Life Wyshogrod, Diane SUNY Press 2012 S/O13 46
Fresh Fruit & Vintage Wine: The Ethics and Wisdom of the Aggada Blau, Yitzchak Ktav 2009 F/M 10 32
Sages and Saints Jung, Leo The Jewish Library vol. X Ktav 1987 M/J 88 11
Theres Room in My House Weinstock, Malky, Schmidt, Melanie Feldheim 2002 S/O 02 44
Yiddish Folksongs from the Ruth Rubin Archive Mlotek, Chana, Slobin, Mark Wayne State University Press 2007 F/M 08 41
Lotsa Matzah Balsley, Tilda, Gutierrez, Akemi Kar-Ben 2012 M/J13 4
One Mans Valor: Leo Baeck and the Holocaust Nelmark, Anne E. Lodestar Books 1986 F/M 87 7
Butterfly, The Polacco, Patricia Philomel 2000
Primo Levis Universe: A Writers Journey Magavern, Sam Palgrave Macmillan 2009 F/M 10 37
Snow in August Hamill, Pete Little, Brown 1997 M/J 97 11
Violin Players, The Sherman, Eileen Bluestone JPS 1998 M/J 99 18
Just One, Burnaby Erman, Esther Gerstenfeld Zumaya Publications 2003 N/D 03 8
Much Too Much Promised Land, The: Americas Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace Miller, Aaron David Bantam Dell 2008 M/J 08 30, 32
At the Threshold: Jewish Meditations on Death Swinsky, Michael Aronson 1995 S/O 96 12
DinnieAbbleSister-r-r! Levinson, Riki, Cogancherry, Helen Bradbury 1987 S/O 87 10
Chicken Man Edwards, Michelle Lothrop & Shepard 1991 S/O 91 22
In the Beginning: The Art of Genesis Fischer, Chuck, Flowers, Curtis, Foster, Bruce Little, Brown 2008 N/D 09 41892
Guns and Bandages: A Combat Medic in Israels Army, 1961-1978 Mendelsohn, David J. Pippin Publishing 2003 M/J 04 18
Five Books of Moses for Young People Cassway, Esta Aronson 1992 F/M 93 27
Ritual Bath, The Kellerman, Faye Arbor House 1986 S/O 86 9
Taste of the Past: The Daily Life and Cooking of a Nineteenth-Century Hungarian-Jewish Homemaker, A Koerner, Andras University Press of new England 2004 M/J 04 17
Women and Judaism: Myth, History and Sturggle Lacks, Roslyn Doubleday 1980 W80 16
Like Angels on Jacobs Ladder: Abraham Abulafia, the Franciscans and Joachimism Hames, Harvey J SUNY Press 2007 S/O 08 16
O My America Kaplan, Johannna F/M 81 5
Book That Was Lost: Thirty-Five Stories, A Agnon, S. Y. Toby Press 2008 F/M 09 20
Pirhei Sepharad Singing Hanukkah Songs with Rabbi (Sasson) Natan in Hebrew, Englihs, Yiddish and Ladino (AUDIO) Sol and Tillie Hasson Sephardic Day School 2001 F/M 02 32

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