Book Review Index


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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Yearsort ascending Issue P Review Author
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
Life of Ariel Sharon, The Landau, David Alfred A. Knopf 2013 N/D 14 25 Silverburg, Sanford R.
New Approaches to the Study of Biblical Interpretation in Judaism of the Second Temple Period and in Early Christianity: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium of the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literatur Anderson, Gary A., Clements, Ruth A., Satran, David Brill 2013 N/D 14 14 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales Gelfand, Shoshana Boyd Barefoot Books 2013 F/M14 1 Dublin, Anne
Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace Ruebner, Josh Verso 2013 S/O14 21
Torah Conversations with Nechama Leibowitz Yasgur, Benjamin S. Urim 2013 S/O13 46-47
Rabbi Benjamin Yudin on the Parsha Yudin, Benjamin Mosaica Press 2013 S/O14 26 Pinchuck, Kathe
Because I was a painter Cognet, Christophe Cinema Guild 2013 F/M 2016 29 Wolfe, Nira
Let’s Visit Jerusalem! Manzione, Lisa The Adventures of Bella & Harry Series Bella & Harry Publishers 2013 F/M14 12 Pastcan, Ben
The New Religious-Zionist Discourse on Body and Sexuality Englander, Yakir and Avi Sagi Shalom Hartman Institute 2013 S/O14 9-10 Roth, Pinchas
Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought: Writings on Identity, Politics & Culture, 1893-1958 Behar, Moshe, Benite, Zvi Ben-Dor Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought Brandeis University Press 2013 F/M14 23 Simon, Rachel
Spark Ignited: The Difficult Journey to Orthodox Judaism—The Process & the Perils Lawson, Michaela Menorah Books 2013 N/D 14 26 Pinchuck, Kathe
Splendor Arnold, Elana K. Delacorte Press 2013 F/M14 6 Siskind, Leda
Privilege of Aging, Portraits of Twelve Jewish Women, The Shapiro, Patricia Gottlieb Gaon 2013 S/O14 21 Freiband, Susan
Crafting the 613 Commandments: Maimonides on the enumeration, classification and formulation of the scriptural commandments Friedberg, Albert D. Academic Studies Press 2013 N/D 14 20 Belinfante, Randall C.
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi Bascomb, Neal Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic 2013 F/M14 12 Isaac, Fred
A Bag of Marbles Joffo, Joseph Graphic Universe 2013 F/M14 2
Unscrolled: 54 Writers and Artists Wrestle with the Torah Bennett, Roger Workman 2013 F/M14 24 Stein, Marion
Let There Be light: Stories from Genesis in Verse Golick, Margie Margie Golick 2013 S/O14 33 Stein, Marion M
Faith: Jewish Perspectives Schwartz, Dov, Sagi, Avi Academic Studies Press 2013 N/D 14 31 Tesler, David
Believe Aronson, Sarah Carolrhoda LAB 2013 F/M14 6-7 Dubin, Susan
Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Bauckham, Richard, Davila, James R., Panayotiv, Alexander William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company 2013 S/O14 4 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Joy, Despair, and Hope: Reading Psalms Feld, Edward Cascae Books 2013 S/O14 10 Kohn, Roger S.
Exiles Return, The De Waal, Elisabeth Picador 2013 N/D 14 38 Bibel, Barbara M.
Homecourt: The True Story of the Best Basketball Team You’ve Never Heard Of Needle, Larry New City Community Press 2013 F/M14 12-13 Isaac, Fred
Deuteronomy: A Commentary Lundbom, Jack R. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company 2013 N/D 14 27
Jewish Men Pray: Words of Yearnings, Praise, Petition, Gratitude and Wonder from Traditional and Contemporary Sources Olitzky, Kerry M., Matlins, Stuart Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 N/D13 31-32
The War Within These Walls Sax, Aline Eerdmans 2013 F/M14 2 Dublin, Anne
Memories of a Giant: Reflections on Rabbi Dr. Joseph B Soloveitchik zt”l Bierman, Michael A. Ktav 2013 F/M14 24 Stein, Marion
Prime Grill Cookbook, The Kokotlin, David and Joey Allaham Pelican Publishing Company Inc. 2013 S/O14 16 Feder, Debbie
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein Berne, Jennifer Chronicle Books 2013 S/O14 33 Marks, Allison
Life Sentences Kedar, Nurit, Shani, Yaron 2013 M/J 15 46 Pinchuck, Kathe
RIMON for Shira: A Rosh Hashanah Story Sabbag, Galia 2013 S/O14 4`-41 Bloomfield, Kathy
Legacy of Liberal Judaism: Ernst Cassirer and Hannah Arendt’s Hidden Conversation, The Curthoy, Ned Berghahn Books 2013 N/D 14 15 Merowitz, Morton J.
This Is Israel: Pictorial Guiden and Souvenir Beecham, Naomi Palphot Ltd. 2013 S/O14 4 Share, Ellen
Everyday Jewish Life in Imperial Russia: Select Documents 1772-1914 Freeze, ChaeRan. Y and Jay M. Harris eds. Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry Brandeis University Press 2013 S/O14 12 Stahl, Sheryl F.
36 Candles: Chassidic Tales for Channukah Astaire, Libi Aster Press 2013 S/O14 27 Gordon, Ilka
Oy, Feh, So? Fagan, Cary Groundwood 2013 F/M14 13 Cooper, Abby
With a Mighty Hand: The Story in the Torah Ehrlich, Amy Candlewick 2013 F/M14 3 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Open Hearts: Memoirs of a Cardiac Surgeon Borman, Joseph B. Gefen 2013 F/M14 24-25 Wolfe, Nira
Shira at teh Temple - A Yom Kippur Story Abbag, Galia 2013 S/O14 51-52 Bloomfield, Kathy
Reb Zalman Gathers Figs: A Study of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s Reading of Biblical Text to Re-Vision Judaism for the Present Day. Densmore, Dana Green Lion Press 2013 N/D 14 16 Kohn, Roger S.
Old Testament as a Political Text from the Revolution to the Civil War, The Shalev, Eran Yale University Press 2013 N/D 14 33 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Who By Fire, Who By Sword: The Journals of Four Courageous Jewish Women in Turbulent Times Orlander, Toby Urim 2013 F/M14 7-8 Pinchuck, Kathe
Shalom Aleichem: A Collection of Halachos, Aggados and Anecdots about Greeting People Ben-David, Shiloh Menucha Publishers 2013 S/O14 6 Pinchuck, Kathe
Progressive Minds, Conservative Politics: Leo Strauss's Later Writing son Maimonides Tepper, Aryeh State University of New York Press 2013 S/O14 22 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Herod the Great: Statesman, Visionary, Tyrant Gelb, Norman Rowman & Littlefield 2013 S/O14 12 Share, Ellen
Golemito Stavans, Ilan NewSouth Books 2013 F/M14 13-14 Marks, Allison
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos Heiligman, Deborah Roaring Brook Press 2013 F/M14 3 Marks, Allison
Hekhalot Literature in Context: Between Byzantium and Babylonia Ra'anan, Boustan, Himmelfarb, Matha, Schaefer, Peter Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism Mohr Siebeck 2013 F/M14 25-26 Roth, Pinchas
"Non-Germans" Under the Third Reich: The Nazi Judicial and Administrative System in German and Occupied Eastern Europe, with Special Regard to Occupied Poland, 1939-1945 Jajer, Diemut, Hill, Peter Thomas, Edward Vance Humphrey and Brian Levin, trans. Texas Tech University Press 2013 S/O14 16 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Hanukkkah in Alaska Brown, Barbara Henry Holt 2013 S/O14 49 Marks, Allison
Jazz Souls on Fire Afro-Semitic Experience Reckless DC Music 2013 S/O 2015 27 Feder, Debbie
I Am the Weapon Zadoff, Allen The Unknown Assassin: Book One Little Brown and Company 2013 S/O14 39 Punchuck, Kath
Martian Sands Tidhar, Lavie PS Publishing 2013 M/J 2014 48 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Rachel’s Promise Sanders, Shelly Second Story Press 2013 F/M14 8 Heather Lenson
Like the Seeds of a Pomegranate: A Journalist's Encounters with Greatness Besser, Yisroel Menucha Publishers 2013 S/O14 6 Pinchuck, Kathe
In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in the Soviet Ukraine Veidlinger, Jeffrey Indiana University Press 2013 S/O14 23 Seigel, Amanda (Miryem-Khaye)
Hora 79 (DVD) Cohen, Eli 2013 N/D 2016 26 Pinchuck, Chava
Palestine between Politics and terror, 1945-1947 Golani, Motti The Schusterman Series in Israel Studies Brandeis University Press 2013 S/O14 12 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Shadow in Baghdad Dror, Kuki, Yael Shavit and Paul Saadon Go2Films 2013 S/O14 28 Pinchuck, Kathe
Twerp Goldblatt, Mark Random House 2013 F/M14 4-5 Pinchuck, Kathe
Sa’adyah Gaon Brody, Robert, Rosenberg, Betsy Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2013 F/M14 26 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Hanukah in Alaaska Brown, Barbara Henry Hold 2013 S/O14 49 Marks, Allison
Medieval Karaite Pedagogical Grammar of Hebrew: A Critical Edition and English Translation of Kitab al- 'Uqud fiTasarif al-Luga al-'Ibraniyya Vidro, Nadia Brill 2013 S/O14 23
Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift: A Christmas and Hanukkah Story Goldman, Dara Sleeping Bear Press 2013 F/M14 14 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Children of Israel Gold, Althea and Luca Zordan Gefen 2013 S/O14 13 Smith, Sonia
Jordan and the Dreadful Golem Goldman, Karen Penlight 2013 F/M14 5 Lenson, Heather
Mish and Mush Series Diamond, Shani Feldheim 2013 S/O14 49 Gordon, Ilka
Shanghai Escape Kacer, Kathy Second Story Press 2013 F/M14 9 Krasner, Barbara
What's Beyond the Bible Text: Thought Provoking Comments on the Bible that Stimulate and Stretch the Imagination Wagner, Stanley M. and Israel Drazin Mekor Press 2013 S/O14 25 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Rabbi Marcus Jastrow and his Vision for the Reform of Judaism: A Study in the History of Judaism in the Nineteenth Century Galas, Michal Academic Studies Press 2013 M/J 15 23 Isaac, Fred
Tap Metheny, Pat Tzakik/Nonesuch 2013 S/O14 30 Schiede, Daniel
No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin—The Genius Who Transformed the Internet Knight Raskin, Molly Da Capo Press 2013 N/D 14 23 Bergson, Steven M.
Amazing Fishing Rod, The Herzog, Pearl, Bodel, Itai Artscroll/Mesorah 2013 N/D 14 12 Feit, Shelly
Sammy Spider's First Yom Kippur Rouss, Sylvia A., Kahn, Katherine Janus Kar-Ben 2013 N/D13 13
Jewish Art of Self Discovery, The Rapaport, Benjamin Urim 2013 N/D 14 30 Kohn, Roger S.
Trash Can Days: A Middle School Saga Steinkellner, Teddy Disney Hyperion 2013 F/M14 5 Krasner, Barbara
Return of the Jew: Identity Narratives of the Third Post-Holocaust Generation of Jews in Poland Reszke, Katka Academic Studies Press 2013 S/O14 17 Smith, Sonia
Messiah and the Jews: Three Thousand Years of Tradition, Belief and Hope Glickman, Elaine Rose Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 N/D13 27
Theodor Herzl: A New Reading Weisz, George Yitshak Gefen 2013 S/O14 25 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Hitler’s Secret Osborne, William Chicken House 2013 F/M14 10 Dubin, Susan
Enjoying Genesis: The Bible in Rhyme Goldlist, Marcia The Bible in Rhyme series CreateSpace 2013 M/J 15 5 Pinchuck, Kathe
And Every Single One Was Someone Chernofsky, Phil Gefen 2013 S/O14 7 Cutrone, John
The Eighth Menorah 2013 F/M14 15
50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus Pressman, Steven Seventh Art Releasing 2013 N/D 14 42 Pinchuck, Kathe
Sharing the Journey: The Haggadah for the Contemporary Family Yoffie, Alan S., Podwal, Mark Central Conference of American Rabbis 2012 FM13 39
Jodies Passover Adventure Levine, Anna, Topaz, Ksenia Kar-Ben 2012 M/J 12 16-17
Kosher Grapevine: Exploring the World of Fine Wine, The Langer, Irving Gefen 2012 N/D12 28
Wordwatch: A Shemiras Haloshon Lesson-A-Day for Teens Goldin, Aliza Feldheim 2012 FM13 11
My Alef Beis Judaica Press 2012 M/J13 4
Upside-Down Coffee Jacobi, Kathryn Kathryn Jacobi 2012 N/D12 42
Counts Hanukkah Countdown, The Balsley, Tilda, Fischer, Ellen, Leigh, Tom Kar-Ben 2012 N/D12 7
Faith: Five Religions and What They Share Steckel, Richard, Steckel, Michele Kids Can Press 2012 S/O12 6-7
Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492, The Botticini, Maristella, Eckstein, Zvi Princeton University Press 2012 S/O13 22
Mikra and Meaning: Studies in Bible and its Interpretation Helfgot, Nathaniel Maggid Books 2012 S/O13 30
Pesher Nahhum: Texts and Studies in Jewish History and Literature from Antiquity through the Middle Ages Presented to Norman (Nahum) Golb Kraemer, Joel L., Wechsler, Michael G. Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization, vol. 66 Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago 2012 N/D12 26
Dollar$ and $ense Deutsch, Tehilla, Zimmer, Glenn Hachai 2012 FM13 10