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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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Yearsort ascending Issue P Review Author
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
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
If You Give a Frog a Piece of Matzah Tal, Rachel Shifra, Truitt, Carrie Zahava Publications 2013 M/J13 15
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
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
Extra, The Lasky, Kathryn Candlewick 2013 S/O13 8
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
Jewish Traditional Cooking: Over 150 Nostalgic & Contemporary Jewish Recipes Joseph, Ruth Kyle Books 2013 N/D13 29-30
Further Studies in the Making of the Early Hebrew Book Heller, Marvin J. Brill 2013 S/O13 30
Vision and Leadership: Reflections on Joseph and Moses Soloveitchik, Joseph B., Shatz, David, Wolowelsky, Joel B., Ziegler, Reuven Ktav 2013 S/O13 42
Italia Judaica Jubilee Conference, The Simonsohn, Shlomo, Shatzmiller, Joseph Brills Series in Jewish Studies Brill 2013 S/O13 41
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
Genizah Psalms: A Study of MS798 of the Antonin Collection, The Stec, David M. Cambridge Genizah Studies Series, 5 Brill 2013 N/D13 38
Hasidism and Politics: The Kingdom of Poland 1815-1864 Wodzinski, Marcin Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2013 S/O13 45-46
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
Im Sorry, Grover: A Rosh Hashanah Tale Balsley, Tilda, Fischer, Ellen Kar-Ben 2013 N/D13 12
Thank You, Trees! Karwoski, Gail Langer, Gootman, Marilyn E., Balouch, Kristen Kar-Ben 2013 FM13 4
Leo Strauss and the Rediscovery of Maimonides Green, Kenneth Hart University of Chicago Press 2013 N/D13 28
Awesome Creation: A Study of the First Three Verses of the Torah Bitton, Yosef Gefen 2013 S/O13 21
Liba and the Feather Thief Walfish, Miriam Jewish Girls Around the World Judaica Press 2013 S/O13 4
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
Reimagining Leadership in Jewish Organizations: Ten Practical Lessosn to Help You Implement Change and Achieve Your Goals Galperin, Misha Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 N/D13 25
Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Muderesses, Thieves & Other Female Villians Yolen, Jane, Stemple, Heidi E. Y., Guay, Rebecca Charlesbridge 2013 S/O13 3
Jewish Women in Enlightenment Berlin Naimark-Goldberg, Natalie Littman 2013 S/O13 35
Tested by Zion: The Bush Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Abrams, Elliott Council on Foreign Relations Cambridge University Press 2013 S/O13 19
Hava Nagila, the Movie (VIDEO) Grossman, Robert Katahdin Productions and More Horses Productions 2013 N/D13 45
Property, The Modan, Rutu, Cohen, Jessica Drawn&Quarterly 2013 N/D13 44
This Noble House: Jewish Descendant of King David in the Medieval Islamic East Franklin, Arnold E. University of Pennsylvania 2013 M/J13 24
Saying No and Letting Go Goldberg, Edwin C. Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 S/O13 25
Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman Cohen, Mark Brandeis University Press 2013 N/D13 22
Jewish Cultural Aspirations, The Jewish Role in American Life Zuckerman, Bruce Annual Review of the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life, 10 Purdue University Press 2013 N/D13 42
Prisoner B-3087: Based on teh True Story by Ruth and Jack Gruner Gratz, Alan Scholastic 2013 S/O13 7
Jewish Megatrends: Charting the Course of the American Jewish Future Schwarz, Sidney Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 S/O13 40
Bad Old Songs (AUDIO) Kahn, Daniel Oriente Musik 2013 S/O13 50
Watcher in the Shadows, The Moriarty, Chris, Edward Geyer, Mark Harcourt 2013 S/O13 4
Four Plays: Day and Night, Father and Son, In a Conspiratorial Apartment, The Grandfather Ansky, S., Penalosa, Fernando Tsiterboym Books 2013 N/D13 43
What Did Pinny Do? An Upsherin Story Sitter, Nechama, Leff, Tova Hachai 2013 N/D13 11
Strangers in Yerushalaym Spektor, Zev Adventures of a Lifetime Judaica Press 2013 N/D13 6
Leadership in the Wilderness: Authority and Anarchy in the Book of Numbers Brown, Erica Maggid Books 2013 S/O13 22-23
Sinners and the Sea: The Untold Story of Noahs Wife Kanner, Rebecca Simon & Schuster 2013 S/O13 48
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
Anne Frank and Her Diary Ridley, Sarah History Makers Sea-to-Sea Publications 2013 M/J13 3
Your Name Is Your Blessing: Hebrew Names and Their Mystical Meanings (2nd ed.) Blech, Benjamin, Blech, Elaine Jason Aronson 2013 N/D13 20-21
Last Flight of Petr Ginz, The (VIDEO) Roberts, Churchill, Godbey, Cory First Run Features 2013 S/O13 14
Last Train: A Holocaust Story, The Arato, Rona Owlkids Books 2013 M/J13 10
Jewish Customs of Kabbalistic Origin: Their History and Practic Faierstein, Morris Academic Studies Press 2013 N/D13 25
Amazing Chesed: Living a Grace-filled Judaism Shapiro, Rami M. Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 M/J13 33
Doublelife: One Family, Two Faiths and a Journey of Hope Berman, Harold, Berman, Gayle Longhill Press 2013 N/D13 20
Dybbuk (Between Two Worlds), The Ansky, S., Penalosa, Fernando Tsiterboym Books 2013 N/D13 43
No Joke: Making Jewish Humor Wisse, Ruth R. Princeton University Press 2013 N/D13 41-42
Watermelon in the Sukkah, A Rouss, Sylvia A., Iosa, Ann Kar-Ben 2013 S/O13 14
Forced Journey: The Saga of Werner Berlinger Zibart, Rosemary Artemesia 2013 N/D13 7
Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary = Arumnemik Yiddish-English verterbukh Beinfeld, Solon, Bochner, Harry Indiana University Press 2013 S/O13 21
Jerusalem: A Family Portrait Yakin, Boaz, Bertozzi, Nick First Second 2013 N/D13 44
Tattered Prayerbook, The Bari, Ellen, Katz, Avi Gihon River Press 2013 S/O13 7
Rivka Takes A Bow Perlov, Betty Rosenberg, Kawa, Cosei Kar-Ben 2013 S/O13 11
Esthers Hanukkah Disaster Sutton, Jane, Rowland, Andy Kar-Ben 2013 N/D13 13-14
Leadership in the Wilderness: Authority and Anarchy in the Book of Numbers Brown, Erica Maggid Books 2013 N/D13 21
New Jewish Table: Modern Seasonal Recipes for Traditional Dishes, The Gray, Todd, Gray, Ellen Kassoff St. Martin's Press 2013 N/D13 28
American Sun & Wind Moving Picture Company, The Neugeboren, Jay Texas Tech University Press 2013 S/O13 49
Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteroite Deutsch, Barry Amulet 2013 M/J13 4-5
Cheesecake for Shavuot Ofanansky, Allison, Alpern, Eliyahu Kar-Ben 2013 FM13 15
B.U.G. (BIG UGLY GUY) Yolen, Jane, Stemple, Adam Dutton 2013 N/D13 7
Keeping My Hope Huh, Christopher Christopher Huh 2013 S/O13 8
In the Footsteps of Bnei Yisrael in Mitzrayim Bat Melech, A. Fantastic Journeys Feldheim 2013 N/D13 3
Habsburg: the Jews of Austrian Bukovina, 1774-1918, The Rechter, David Littman 2013 N/D13 34-35
Relational Judaism: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform the Jewish Community Wolfson, Ron Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 N/D13 42
My Basmati Bat Mitzvah Freedman, Paula J. Amulet 2013 N/D13 4
My Very Own Mitzvah Feet Goetz, Bracha, Wolf, Malka Judaica Press 2013 M/J13 4
Sam and Charlie (and Sam too!) Kimmelman, Leslie, Tambellini, Stefano Albert Whitman 2013 M/J13 14