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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Yearsort ascending Issue P Review Author
Zionist Entity: The Jewish State in the 21st Century, The Levy, David Mazo Publishers 2015 N/D 2015 25 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Israel: Stories of Conflict and Resolution, Love and Death Zohar, Gil Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 S/O 2016 36-37 Quay, Alex
Torah Tapestries: Words of Wisdom Woven from the Weekly Parashah —Bamidbar Smiles, Shira self-published 2015 N/D 2015 32 Pinchuck, Chava
Psychology of Tzimtzum: Self, Other and God, The Rotenberg, Mordechai Maggid Books 2015 N/D 2016 20 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Madame Ambassador: Behind the Scenes with a Candid Israeli Diplomat Herzl, Tova Rowman & Littlefield 2015 M/J 15 28-29 Silverburg, Sanford R.
פירוש הרלב”ג לסיפורי בריאת האדם ולסיפור גן העדן Klein-Braslavy, Sara Magnes Press 2015 F/M 16 14 Roth, Pinchas
Shanghai Sukkah Hyde, Heidi Smith Kar-Ben 2015 S/O 2015 28 Cole, Ellen
The Safest Lie Cerrito, Angela Holiday House 2015 F/M 16 35 Dublin, Anne
Bible on Location: Off the Beaten Path in Ancient & Modern Israel, The Baretz, Julie Jewish Publication Society 2015 F/M 16 4 Bibel, Barbara M.
Audacity Crowder, Melanie Philomel 2015 M/J 2016 2 Dublin, Anne
Happiness the Jewish Way: A Practical Guide to Happiness through the Lens of Jewish Wisdom Olga Gilburd Createspace Independent Publishing Platform 2015 F/ M 2017 8-9 Nira Wolfe
Clifford Celebrates Hanukkah Bridwell, Norman Scholastic 2015 M/J 2016 15 Kamin, Rachel
Grief Journey and the Afterlife: Jewish Pastoral Care for Bereavement, The Raphael, Simcha Paull Jewish Life, Death, and Transition Albion-Andalus Books 2015 S/O 2015 108 Kohn, Roger S.
Israel and the Arab World Zohar, Gil Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 N/D 2015 8 Rapp, Andrea
Underground in Berlin: A Young Woman’s Extraordinary Tale of Survival in the Heart of Nazi Germany Simon, Marie Jalowicz Little, Brown and Co. 2015 S/O 2016 15 Cantor, Hallie
Scripture and Tradition: Rabbi Akiva and the Triumph of Midrash Yadin-Israel, Azzan University of Pennsylvania Press 2015 N/D 2015 40 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Scarlett and Sam: Escape from Egypt Kimmel, Eric A. Kar-Ben 2015 M/J 15 17 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Ten (CD) Kroke Oriente Musik 2015 N/D 2016 26 Dwoskin, Beth
Stones on a Grave Kacer, Kathy Secrets Orca 2015 S/O 2016 33 Lurie, Aimee
Me Being You is Exactly as Insane as You Being You Hasak-Lowy, Todd Simon Pulse 2015 M/J 15 8 Lenson, Heather
Big Shots Goldwasser, Jacob SISU Entertainment 2015 N/D 2015 45 Pinchuck, Chava
Pinny the Peanut Learns About Allergies Burstyn, Rochel, Apt, Tali Feldheim 2015 F/M 16 40 Kamin, Rachel
Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older: Finding Your Grit & Grace Beyond Midlife Friedman, Dayle Jewish Lights Publishing 2015 S/O 2015 151 Wolfe, Nira
Daniel Silva: A Reader’s Guide Schatt, Stan [self-published] 2015 F/M 2016 21 Isaac, Fred
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Albertalli, Becky Balzer + Bray 2015 M/J 2016 7 Marks, Allison
One Good Deed Fields, Terri Kar-Ben 2015 S/O 2015 36 Cole, Ellen
Oxford Handbook of Abrahamic Religions Silverstein, Adam J., Strousma, Guy G. Oxford University Press 2015 M/J 2016 35 Bibel, Barbara M.
The Hired Girl Schlitz, Laura Amy Candlewick Press 2015 N/D 2015 2 Levine, Joyce
Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path Michaelson, Jay Ben Yehuda Press 2015 S/O 2016 11 Kohn, Roger S.
Writing on the Wall: A Catalogue of Judaica Broadsides from the Valmadonna Trust Library Liberman Mintz, Sharon, Seidler-Feller, Shaul, Wachtel, David Valmadonna Trust Library 2015 N/D 2015 25 Cohen, Leah
Reappraisals and New Studies of the Modern Jewish Experience: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Seltzer Smollett, Brian M., Wiese, Christian Brill Reference Library of Judaism, 44 Brill 2015 N/D 2015 33 Rosenbloom, Jim
Anne Frank and the Remembering Tree Sasso, Sandy Eisenberg Skinner House Books 2015 M/J 15 13 Bloomfield, Kathy
Resurrection: A Critical Inquiry, The Alter, Michael Xlibris 2015 F/M 16 1 Jefferson, Rebecca
Anonymous Soldiers: the Struggle for Israel 1917-1947 Hoffman, Bruce Alfred A. Knopf 2015 M/J 15 29 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Reading the Sacred Text: What the Torah Tells Us Lichtenstein, Aaron Urim 2015 F/M 16 14 Gordon, Ilka
Sam and Charlie (and Sam Too) aT Camp! Kimmelman, Leslie Albert Whitman 2015 S/O 2015 28 McMahon, Martha
Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish Deutsch, Barry Hereville Amulet 2015 F/M 16 36 Pinchuck, Chava
Bobby Wonderful: an Imperfect Son Buries his Parents Morris, Bob Twelve 2015 F/M 2016 28 Stahl, Sheryl F.
To Cross the Line with a Bridge. Belmont, Yemima Rabbeinu Publishers 2015 F/M 16 4 Gremillion, Yossi
Tuky: Story of a Hidden Child Rosenfeld, Shterni Hachai 2015 M/J 2016 2-3 Silverman, Lisa
A Guide to the Koren Children’s Siddur: An Educator’s Companion Rose, Daniel Koren Publishers 2015 S/O 2015 32-33 Pinchuck, Chava
Chaim Ephraim and the Shabbos Guests Holzman, Lori Feldheim 2015 M/J 2016 15-16 Pinchuck, Chava
Sadie and Ori and the Blue Blanket Korngold, Jamie Kar-Ben 2015 N/D 2015 8-9 Eskin, Marcie
Torah and Western Thought: Intellectual Portraits of Orthodoxy and Modernity Soloviechik, Meir Y., Halpern, Stuart W., Zuckier, Shlomo Maggid Books 2015 S/O 2016 16 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Looking Jewish: Visual Culture and Modern Diaspora. Zemel, Carol Indiana University Press 2015 N/D 2015 40 Freiband, Susan
Shabbat Shalom Hey! Koffsky, Ann D. Kar-Ben 2015 M/J 15 17 Cole, Ellen
Ten (CD) Kroke Oriente Musik 2015 N/D 2016 26 Dwoskin, Beth
Firebrand Barnhart, Aaron Quindaro Press 2015 N/D 2015 2-3 Isaac, Fred
Numbers Poulsen, David Dundurn 2015 S/O 2016 33-34 Marks, Allison
Jewish Hermeneutical Theology Fishbane, Michael Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers; 14 Brill 2015 N/D 2016 15 Tesler, David
Max & Morris: Everyone’s After the Loot Goldwasser, Jacob SISU Entertainment 2015 n 45 Pinchuck, Chava
Tanakh: An Owner’s Manual: Authorship, Canonization, Masoretic Text, Exegesis. Modern Scholarship, and Pedagogy Sokolow, Moshe Ktav 2015 M/J 15 40 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Beyond Sectarianism: The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism. Ferziger, Adam S. Wayne State University Press 2015 F/M 16 9 Tesler, David
Reading Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah Gillis, David. Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2015 S/O 2015 7 Roth, Pinchas
Changing the Immutable: How Orthodox Judaism rewrites its History Shapiro, Marc B. Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2015 F/M 2016 21 Belinfante, Randall C.
Elisha Davidson and the Ispaklaria Attar, M.R. Elisha Davidson series Menorah Books 2015 M/J 2016 7-8 Feit, Shelly
My Name is Aviva Newman, Leslea Kar-Ben 2015 S/O 2015 36 Dublin, Anne
Abba Eban: A Biography Siniver, Asaf Overlook Duckworth 2015 M/J 2016 36 Silverburg, Sanford R.
My Two Cents: A Collection of Short Stories Dean, Arthur Little Red Tree Publishing 2015 M/J 2016 40 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Avicenna in Medieval Hebrew Translation: Todros Todrosi’s Translation of Kitab al-Najat, on Psychology and Metaphysics Berzin, Gabriella Islamic philosophy, theology, science/ text and studies; 91 Brill 2015 N/D 2015 14 Levy, David B
Hanukkah is Coming! Newman, Tracy Kar-Ben 2015 N/D 2015 5 Kamin, Rachel
Palestinian Commemoration in Israel: Calendars, Monuments, and Martyrs Sorek, Tamir Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Societies) Stanford University Press 2015 N/D 2015 34 Simon, Rachel
Encyclopedia of Jewish Values, The Amsel, Nachum Urim 2015 F/M 16 2 Geller, Beverly Mach
Ben Shahn’s New Deal Murals, Jewish Identity in the American Scene Linden, Diana L. Wayne State University Press 2015 F/M 16 14 Freiband, Susan
44 Hours or Strike! Dublin, Anne Second Story Press 2015 F/M 16 36 Marks, Allison
Milk Underground, The Someck, Ronny, Inbar, Hana, Manaster, Robert White Pine Press 2015 F/M 2016 28 Levine, Joyce
A Guide to the Koren Youth Siddur: An Educator’s Companion Rose, Daniel Koren Publishers 2015 S/O 2015 32-33 Pinchuck, Chava
Purchasing Power: The Economics of Modern Jewish History. Kobrin, Rebecca, Teller, Adam University of Pennsylvania Press 2015 M/J 2016 32 Levy, David B
The Heart of the Matter: Studies in Jewish Mysticism and Theology Green, Arthur Jewish Publication Society 2015 N/D 2015 19 Stein, Marion M
Ruth: From Alienation to Monarchy. Ziegler, Yael Maggid Books 2015 N/D 2015 40 Tesler, David
Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games Kaplan, Ron Skyhorse Publishing 2015 S/O 2016 8 Feder, Debbie
The Mountain Jews and the Mirror Feuerman, Ruchama King Kar-Ben 2015 N/D 2015 3 Cole, Ellen
Kissing in America Rabb, Margo Harper 2015 M/J 15 8-9 Levine, Joyce
She’s Got It Goldwasser, Jacob SISU Entertainment 2015 N/D 2015 45 Pinchuck, Chava
Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron Shindler, Colin Cambridge University Press 2015 F/M 2016 22 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Last Night at the Circle Cinema Franklin, Emily Carolrhoda Books 2015 M/J 2016 8 Bloomfield, Kathy
Avi's Choice Simhaee, Rebeka Rahmani Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch 2015 S/O 2015 36 Pinchuck, Chava
The Koren Succot Mahzor Hebrew/English edition Koren Publishers 2015 F/ M 2017 15 David Tesler
Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom: Vol. One: Chayot / Wild Animals Slifkin, Natan Maggid Books 2015 M/J 2016 36 Tesler, David
Book of Stone, The Papernick, Jonathan Fig Tree Books 2015 S/O 2015 25 Gremillion, Yossi
Ellis Island: An Interactive History Adventure Burgan, Michael You Choose Books 2014 N/D13 1
Hanukkah Herrington, Lisa M. Rookie Read-About Holiday Scholastic 2014 N/D13 13
World War II Spies Price, Sean Stewart Capstone Press 2014 N/D13 10
Hitler and Kristallnacht Langley, Andrew Days of Decision Heinemann 2014 N/D13 9-10
Bubbe’s Belated Bat Mitzvah Pinson, Isabel, Cis, Valeria Kar-Ben 2014 N/D 14 12 Isaac, Fred
Religious and Spiritual Life of the Jews of Medina, The Mazuz, Haggai Brill 2014 S/O 2015 14 Gottschalk, Haim
Shepherd’s Song: Psalm 23 and the Shepherd Metaphor in Jewish Thought Samuel, Michael Leo Kodesh Press 2014 N/D 14 30 Share, Ellen
Popularizing Anti-Semitism in Early modern Spain and its Empire: Francisco de Torrejoncillo and the Centinela contr Judios (1674) Soyer, Francois Brill 2014 N/D 2015 34 Belinfante, Randall C.
Shuki’s Upside-Down Dream Ganz, Yaffa Feldheim 2014 M/J 15 14 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Torah: Beauty Beyond Belief: Insightful Responses to Challenging Questions Jacobovitz, Rabbi Avraham Menucha Publishers 2014 M/J 15 30 Pinchuck, Kathe
The Princess of Dan Nadborny-Burgeman, Nechama Sarah Gila Menorah Books 2014 M/J 15 44 Gremillion, Yossi
Oif Der Aleph-Bais Shif Altein, Chani Hachai 2014 M/J 15 18 Dublin, Anne
The Arabic Translation and Commentary of Yefet ben ‘Eli the Karaite on the Book of Joshua Robinson, James T. Brill 2014 M/J 15 35-36 Belinfante, Randall C.
Fiddler on the Roof: Based on Sholem Aleichem’s Stories Bock, Jerry, Stein, Joseph, Harnick, Sheldon, Aleichem, Sholem Crown Publishers 2014 S/O 2015 4 Share, Ellen
Goldie Takes a Stand: Golda Meir’s First Crusade. Krasner, Barbara Kar-Ben 2014 N/D 14 2 Dublin, Anne
Midrash Esther Rabbah: Critical Edition Based on Manuscripts with an Introduction, References, Variant Readings and Commentary. Tabory, Joseph, Atzmon, Arnon Midrash Project of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies 2014 S/O 2015 19 Roth, Pinchas
David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory Wright, Jacob L. Cambridge University Press 2014 N/D 14 35 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Utopia: The Walking Stories of the Zohar Greenstein, David Stanford University Press 2014 N/D 2015 19 Levy, David B
Red Mansions: A Novel Drew, Cynthia Fithian Press 2014 N/D 2015 41 Stahl, Sheryl F.
The Jewish Parrot and Other Judeo-Spanish Tales Azar, François Lior Press 2014 M/J 15 9 Dublin, Anne

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