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
Sam and Charlie (and Sam too!) Kimmelman, Leslie, Tambellini, Stefano Albert Whitman 2013 M/J13 14
Pillar Without Mercy (AUDIO) Blacksberg, Dan (Deveykus) Tzadik 2013 N/D13 45
Shoshanas Song Marcus, Jerry Brittany Publications 2013 S/O 6
Marriage and Divorce in the Jewish State: Israels Civil War Weiss, Susan M., Gross-Horowitz, Netty C. Brandeis University Press 2013 S/O13 45
Intellectual History and Rabbinic Culture of Medieval Ashkenaz, THe Kanarfogel, Ephraim Wayne State University Press 2013 M/J13 27
Blessing Cup, The Polacco, Patricia Simon & Schuster 2013 S/O13 2
Jewish Sports Stars: Athletic Heroes Past and Present Goldman, David J. Kar-Ben 2013 N/D13 2
Sleep Sheep Book, The Kay, Devora, Vand, Rochel Feldheim 2013 S/O13 11
Who Can Fix My Cuckoo Clock and Other Stories: A Childs Exploration of Occupations and Tools Sharf, Y., Wachs, C., Markowitz, Y. Lets Discover the World Feldheim 2013 N/D13 11-12
Memory of the Temple and the Making of the Rabbis, The Cohn, Naftali S. University of Pennsylvania Press 2013 M/J13 21
Touched by Fire Watts, Irene N. Tundra 2013 N/D13 2
Brand Plucked from the Fire: The Life of Rabbi Herman E. Schaalman, A Damashek, Richard Ktav 2013 N/D13 23-24
Who Will Die Last: Stories of Life in Israel Ehlich, David Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music and Art Syracuse University Press 2013 N/D13 43
HaKol BaSeder Heifetz, Mitch, Toben, Michael Gefen 2013 S/O13 12
Shekhina Sherman, Paulette Kouffman, Vine, Rachel Shana Parachute Jump Publishing 2013 M/J13 8
Miras Diary: Home Sweet Rome Moss, Marissa Sourcebooks Jabberwocky 2013 N/D13 5
My Very Own Mitzvah Hands Goetz, Bracha, Wolf, Malka Judaica Press 2013 M/J13 4
Lauren Yanofsky Hates the Holocaust Lieberman, Leanne Orca 2013 M/J13 5, 7
Hanukkah with Noshy Boy and Friends Asner, Anne-Marie Baila Kar-Ben 2013 M/J13 13-14
From Our Springtime: Literary Memoirs and Portraits of Yiddish New York Iceland, Reuben, Marcus, Gerald Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art Syracuse University Press 2013 S/O13 31
Hanukkah Keogh, Josie PowerKids Readers: Happy Holidays! Rosen 2013 M/J13 14
Eight is Great Balsley, Tilda, Takahashi, Hideko Kar-Ben 2013 S/O13 12
Founder of Hasidism: A Quest for the Historical Baal Shem Tov (2nd ed.) Rosman, Murray Jay Littman 2013 N/D13 35
Jews and Jewishness in British Childrens Literature Travis, Madelyn J. Routledge 2013 N/D13 39
Branded by the Pink Triangle Setterington, Ken Second Story Press 2013 N/D13 10
Hanns and Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz Harding, Thomas Simon & Schuster 2013 N/D13 28-29
Two-State Solution: The UN Partition Resolution of Mandatory Palestine - Analysis and Sources, The Gavison, Ruth Bloomsbury 2013 N/D13 27
Faith of Remembrance: Marrano Labyrinths, The Wachtel, Nathan University of Pennsylvania Press 2013 N/D13 41
From Phenomenology to Existentialism: The Philosophy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (vol. 2) Schwartz, Dov, Stein, Batya Supplements to the Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy; 19 Brill 2013 S/O13 38
Path of Names, The Goelman, Ari Scholastic 2013 N/D13 5
Purim Superhero, The Kushner, Elisabeth, Byrne, Mike Kar-Ben 2013 S/O13 13
Simeon the Righteous in Rabbinic Literature: A Legend Reinvented Tropper, Amram Brill 2013 N/D13 39
On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews, Religions, History, Travel, Rituals and Recipes to the Magic of Cocoa Prinz, Deborah R. Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 M/J13 32
Images of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: What is Arab Antisemitism? (VIDEO) Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism Alden Films 2013 N/D13 46
Cultural Exchange: Jews, Christians, and Art in the Medieval Marketplace Shatzmiller, Joseph Princeton University Press 2013 N/D13 37-38
Its a Mitzvah, Grover! Balsley, Tilda, Fischer, Ellen, Leigh, Tom Kar-Ben 2013 FM13 9
Impacts of Lasting Occupation: Lessons from Israeli Society, The Bar-Tal, Daniel, Schnell, Izhak Series in Political Psychology Oxford University Press 2013 N/D13 19
Shaking in the Shack Weinstein, Dori Five Flames Press 2013 N/D13 14
Helgas Diary: A Young Girls Account of Life in a Concentration Camp Weiss, Helga, Bermel, Neil Norton 2013 S/O13 9
Gods are Broken! The Hidden Legacy of Abraham, The Salkin, Jeffrey K. JPS 2013 S/O13 36
Norwegian by Night Miller, Derek B. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013 N/D13 43-44
Passover Lamb, The Marshall, Linda Elovitz Random House 2013 N/D13 13
Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible...on Schindlers List, The Leyson, Leon, Harran, Marilyn J., Leyson, Elisabeth B. Simon & Schuster 2013 N/D13 9
Dancing in the Dark Bavati, Robyn Flux 2013 S/O13 5
Lets Meet Community Helpers Benenfeld, Rikki Toddler Experience Hachai 2013 N/D13 11
Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture Rabinovitch, Lara, Goren, Shiri, Pressman, Hanna S. Wayne State University Press 2013 M/J13 32
Cute Boy, Charming Girl: Childrens Songs of the Modern Hebrew Nation (1882-1948) Seroussi, Edwin Anthology of Music Traditions in Israel Series; 22 Jewish Music Research Centre, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2013 S/O13 53
Calebs Hanukkah Bullard, Lisa, Basaluzzo, Constanza Millbrook Press 2013 N/D12 7
World of Blessings: Inspirational Stories for Jewish Children, A Rouss, Sylvia A., Cohen, Greg Apples and Honey Press 2013 S/O13 10
Franz Kafka: The Poet of Shame and Guilt Friedlander, Saul Yale University Press 2013 S/O13 25
Nathan Birnbaum and Jewish Modernity: Architect of Zionism, Yiddishism, and Orthodoxy Olson, Jess Stanford University Press 2013 S/O13 35
Israel and the Cold War: Diplomacy, Strategy and the Policy of the Periphery at the United Nations Patten, Howard I.B. Tauris 2013 N/D13 32
One-State Condition: Occupation and Democracy in Israel/Palestine, The Azoulay, Ariella, Ophir, Adi Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures Stanford University Press 2013 M/J13 17
Purim: Guess Who? A Lift-the-Flap Book Stern, Ariella, Argoff, Patti Hachai 2013 M/J13 15
Cats on Ben Yehuda Street, The Stampler, Ann Redisch, Carabelli, Francesca Kar-Ben 2013 FM13 13
Challenge of Received Traditions: Dilemmas of Interpretation in Radaks Biblical Commentaries, The Grunhaus, Naomi Oxford University Press 2013 S/O13 26
What a Way to Start a New Year! A Rosh Hashanah Story Jules, Jacqueline, Stead, Judy Kar-Ben 2013 S/O13 12-13
Totally Unoffiia: The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin Frieze, Donna-Lee Yale University Press 2013 N/D13 25
Bennys MItzvah Notes Lumer, Marc Hachai 2013 N/D13 10
Grover and Big Birds Passover Celebration Balsley, Tilda, Fischer, Ellen, Leigh, Tom Kar-Ben 2013 FM13 14
On This Night Steiner, N., Edelson, Wendy Hachai 2013 S/O13 14
Aces Wild Perl, Erica S. Knopf 2013 N/D13 6
Israelite Samartian Version of the Torah: First English Translation Compared with the Masoretic Version Tsedaka, Benjamin, Sullivan, Sharon Eerdmans 2013 N/D13 39
Dressing Modern Materinity: The Frankfurt Sisters of Dallas and the Page Boy Label Goldman, Kay Texas Tech University Press 2013 S/O13 25
I Represent Sean Rosen Baron, Jeff Greenwillow 2013 N/D13 3-3
Rise & Shine: A Challah-Day Tale Ostrove, Karen, Scott, Kimberley Kar-Ben 2013 FM13 15
Plum Tree, The Wiseman, Ellen Marie Kensington Books 2013 FM13 43
Storyteller, The Picoult, Jodi Artia 2013 M/J13 41
Torah Tapestries: Words of Wisdom Woven from teh Weekly Parashah - Vayikra Smiles, Shira author 2013 M/J13 34
Girl with the Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran, The Jahanforuz, Rita, Mintzi, Vali Barefoot Books 2013 N/D13 8
Mishkan Rfuah: Where Healing Resides Weiss, Eric, Stern, Shira Central Conference of American Rabbis 2013 N/D13 41
The Short Seller Weissman, Elissa Brent Atheneum 2013 F/M14 5-6 Dublin, Anne
Canada's Jews: In Tim, Space, and Spirit (Jews in Space and Time) Robinson, Ira, ed. Academic Studies Press 2013 S/O14 19 Cohen, Leah
Laws of Cooking and Warming Food on Shabbat, The Willig, Mordechai Koren Publishers 2013 S/O14 25-26 Gordon, Ilka
Jewelry in Israel: Multicultural Diversity 1948 to the Present Fishof, Iris Arnoldsche Art Publishers 2013 N/D 14 18 Share, Ellen
Magic of Hebrew Chanting: Healing the Spirit, Transforming the Mind, Deepening Love, The Gold, Shefa Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 N/D13 27
Escape from Berlin Watts, Irene N. Tundra 2013 F/M14 10-11 Lenson, Heather
Enjoying Exodus: The Bible in Rhyme Goldlist, Marcia The Bible in Rhyme series CreateSpace 2013 M/J 15 5 Pinchuck, Kathe
Forgotten Land, Growing Up in the Jewish Pale: Based on the Recollections of Pearl Unikow Cooer, A Cooper, Lsa Penina Press 2013 S/O14 7 Freiband, Susan
A Collection of Poems for Children in Yiddish Steinbarg, Eliezer Tsur-ot 2013 F/M14 15-16 Dublin, Anne
Literature of the Holocaust Rosen, Alan Cambridge University Press 2013 N/D 2015 29 Pinchuck, Chava
Derash Yehonatan: Around the Year with Rav Yehonatan Eybeshitz Hammer, Shalom Maggid Books 2013 S/O14 14 Pinchuck, Kathe
David and Goliath Smith, Brendan Powell Brick Bible for Kids Sky Pony Press 2013 F/M 2020 39-40 Bloomfield, Kathy
Soldier Doll Gold, Jennifer Second Story Press 2013 S/O14 31 Siskind, Leda
Tamar of Venice Verzov, Ella, Oirechman, Chana Young Lanplighters Series Menuch 2013 S/O14 46-47 Citrin, Rena
Commerce and Shabbos: The Laws of Shabbos as They Apply to Today’s Hi-Tech Business World. Kushner, Yosef Philipp Feldheim 2013 N/D 14 25 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Lost Town Goldscheider, Jeremy, Goldgewicht, Richard Seventh Art Releasing 2013 N/D 14 42 Pinchuck, Kathe
Kids Cooking Made Easy: Favorite Triple-Tested Recipes Schapira, Leah, Dwek, Victoria Mesorah 2013 F/M14 4 Pinchuck, Kathe
Hekhalot Literature in Translation: Major Texts of Merkavah Mysticism Davila, James R. Supplements to the Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy Brill 2013 F/M14 29 Rosenbloom, Jim
Jew's Best Friend?: The Image of the Dog throughout Jewish History Ackerman-Lieberman, Phillip I., Zalashik, Rakefet Sussex Academic Press 2013 S/O14 2 Cantor, Hallie
Eating the Bible: Over 50 Delicious Recipes to Feed Your Body and Nourish Your Soul Rossner, Rena Skyhorse Publishing 2013 S/O14 19 Gordon, Ilka
Spaghetti Rain Strager, Joan Trotter iUniverse Press 2013 S/O 14 36 Lenson, Heather
Latin-into-Hebrew: Texts and Studies Fontaine, Resianne, Freudenthal, Gad Studies in Jewish History and Culture; 39-40 Brill 2013 N/D 14 18
פתחי היכל: עיוני אגדה ומדרש בספר חזוהר (Temple portals: Studies in Aggadah and Midrash in the Zohar) Yisraeli, Oded Magnes Press 2013 N/D 14 36 Roth, Pinchas
Rose Under Fire . Wein, Elizabeth Hyperion 2013 F/M14 11 Pinchuck, Kathe
Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland Dynner, Glenn Oxford University Press 2013 S/O14 9 Tesler, David
Ancient Israel: The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings Alter, Robert Norton 2013 F/M14 23 Share, Ellen
Moshe of Jaoan Verzov, Ella, Oirechman, Chana Young Lamplighters Series Menucha 2013 S/O14 46-47 Citirin, Rena
Free at Last: From Mud to Mirth–A Pesach Tale Broll, Michael, Chelma, David Paraboles Publishers 2013 N/D 14 7 Bloomfield, Kathy
Sammy Spider's First Book of Jewish Holidays Rouss, Sylvia A., Kahn, Katherine Janus Lerner 2013 N/D13 3