Book Review Index


Please note that this index does not link to the full text of the book reviews.
Digital copies of AJL Reviews are available back to the Nov/Dec 2007 issue of the AJL Newsletter.
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Author/Editor Title Place of Publication Yearsort ascending Series ISBN Issue P Review Author Review format Review type
Burstyn, Rochel Where Are My Shoes? 2014 S/O 2015 35 Lurie, Aimee
Kahn, David The Gates of Repentance-Shaarei Teshuvah. Rabbeinu Yonah of Gerona 2014 M/J 15 30-31 Belinfante, Randall C.
Rouss, Sylvia A., Kahn, Katherine Janus Sammy Spider’s First Mitzvah 2014 N/D 14 12 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Navon, Emmanuel Victory of Zionism: Reclaiming the Narrative about Israel’s Domestic, Regional, and International Challenges, The 2014 N/D 2015 27 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Simonsohn, Shlomo The Jews of Italy: Antiquity 2014 M/J 15 38-39 Belinfante, Randall C.
Hilton, Michael Bar Mitzvah: A history 2014 N/D 14 22 Isaac, Fred
Shrayer-Petrov, David Dinner with Stalin and other Stories 2014 M/J 15 45 Freiband, Susan
Feldbrand, Sarah Esperanza, A Novel 2014 M/J 15 7-8 Feit, Shelly
Shoham-Steiner, Ephriam, Watzman, Haim On the Margins of a Minority: Leprosy, Madness, and Disability Among the Jews of Medieval Europe. 2014 N/D 14 31 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Feinstein, Edward Chutzpah Imperative: Empowering Today’s Jews for a Life That Matters., the 2014 S/O 2015 6 Stein, Marion M
Rosner, Jennifer The Mitten String 2014 M/J 15 15 Marks, Allison
Goldschmidt, Saskia Hormone Factory, The 2014 N/D 14 40 Bibel, Barbara M.
Greene, Jacqueline Dembar Lights, Camera, Rebecca! 2014 American Girl Series S/O 2015 29-30 Dublin, Anne
Broyde, J. Michael, Bedzow, Ira The Codification of Jewish Law and an Introduction to the Jurisprudence of the Mishna Berura 2014 M/J 15 22 Tesler, David
Sullivan, Laura L. Love by the Morning Star 2014 F/M 16 40 Feit, Shelly
Fischer, Ellen, Beeke, Tiphanie Latke, the Lucky Dog 2014 N/D 14 4 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Ehrlich-Klein, Tzvia I Live with My Mommy 2014 S/O 2015 35 Pinchuck, Chava
Lichtenstein, Dovid Headlines: Halachic Debates of Current Events 2014 M/J 15 31 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Gellman, Ellie Netta and Her Plant 2014 F/M14 14 Bloomfield, Kathy
Oestermann, Richard Me and the Middle East: Firsthand Reporting on Israel’s Most Dramatic Days 2014 N/D 2015 28 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Nakhimovsky, Alice, Newman, Roberta Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America. 2014 S/O 2015 16 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Soloveitchik, Haym Collected Essays II 2014 M/J 15 39 Tesler, David
Alpert, Michael, Kytasty, Julian Night Songs from a Neighboring Village: Ballads of the Ukrainian and Yiddish Heartland 2014 M/J 2016 42 Pinnolis, Judith S.
Agnon, S. Y. From Foe to Friend & Other Stories 2014 M/J 15 1 Bloomfield, Kathy
Feldman, Daniel Z., Halpern, Stuart W. Weekday Prayers: Essays / by the Rabbis & Professors of Yeshiva University, The 2014 F/M 16 9 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Hirsch, Samson Raphael Hirsch Pirkei Avos: Chapters of the Fathers, The 2014 N/D 14 23 Gordon, Ilka
Libin, Barry M. Mystery of the Milton Manuscript: A Novel, The 2014 S/O 2015 25 Bibel, Barbara M.
Steinitz, Richard Kaplan’s Quest 2014 M/J 15 45 Jefferson, Rebecca
Schotz, Leslie Shalom: A Congregational Guide to Jewish Meditation 2014 N/D 14 31 Kohn, Roger S.
Grjasnowa, Olga All Russians Love Birch Trees 2014 N/D 14 40 Gremillion, Yossi
Greene, Jacqueline Dembar The Glow of the Spotlight: My Journey with Rebecca 2014 American Girl Series S/O 2015 29-30 Dublin, Anne
Carter, Mary E. A Non-Swimmer Considers Her Mikvah: On Becoming Jewish After Fifty 2014 M/J 15 22-23 Pinchuck, Kathe
Guthrie, Woody, Horowitz, Dave Honeyky Hanukah 2014 N/D 14 5 Marks, Allison
Magid, Shaul Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism, Christianity, and the Construction of Modern Judaism 2014 M/J 15 32 Kohn, Roger S.
Sabbag, Galia, Taylor, Erin Shira, Detective - CHAMETZ Detective! 2014 Shira's Series F/M 16 46 Citrin, Rena
Chernoff, Rena Margulies, Chernoff, Allan Tailors of Tomaszow: a Memoir of Polish Jews, The 2014 N/D 14 14 Smith, Sonia
Pincus, Shimshon Dovid Moadei HaShanah: Elul and Rosh HaShanah. 2014 N/D 2015 28 Levy, David B
Lipszyc, Carol Saviour Shoes and Other Stories, The 2014 S/O 2015 25 Freiband, Susan
Wex, Michael Shlepping the Exile 2014 M/J 15 45 Gremillion, Yossi
Karp, Raphael N. The Cats of J-Town: A Clash of Colonies 2014 M/J 15 8 Pinchuck, Kathe
Drazin, Israel Unusual Bible Interpretations 2014 N/D 2015 17 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Stern, Ariella Bracha Do You Know? 2014 M/J 15 15 Pastcan, Ben
Kestin, Hesh Lie, The 2014 N/D 14 41 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Matas, Carol Tucson Jo 2014 S/O 2015 30 Levine, Joyce
Zoldan, Yael Shimmy Shambone Will Not Take a Bath 2014 F/M 16 41 Pinchuck, Chava
Kober, Shahar Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel! 2014 N/D 14 5 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Newman, Tracy Shabbat is Coming! 2014 F/M14 15 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Chiswick, Carmel U. Judaism in Transition; How Economic Choices Shape Religious Tradition 2014 N/D 14 14 Tesler, David
Rabinovitch, Simon Jewish Rights, National Rites: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia 2014 N/D 2015 29 Kohn, Roger S.
Taube, Herman Uzbekistan Stories: A Jewish Medic During WWII 2014 M/J 15 40 Simon, Rachel
Goldsmith, Martin Alex’s Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance 2014 F/M 16 10 Krasner, Barbara
Kowitz, Mitchell Kosher Cuisine for a New Generation 2014 N/D 14 25 Feder, Debbie
Valman, Nadia Jewish Women Writers in Britain 2014 N/D 2015 38 Dwoskin, Beth
Sela, Shlomo Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meir. Abraham ibn Ezra on Nativities and Continuous Horoscopy: A Parallel Hebrew-English Critical Edition of the Book of Nativities and the Book of Revolution 2014 Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Astrological Writings, 4; Etudes sur le Judaisme Medieval, 59 N/D 14 33
Enoch, Reuvan Passover Haggadah in Judaeo-Georgian : a critical edition., The 2014 N/D 2015 17 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Gold, Sholom Touching History: From Williamsburg to Jerusalem 2014 S/O 2015 8 Isaac, Fred
Werner, Aviva Around the Clock: A Jewish Child Learns to Tell Time 2014 M/J 15 16 Levine, Joyce
Gurwith, Annabelle I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50 2014 S/O14 13 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Garb, Jonathan Kabbalist in the Heart of the Storm: R. Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto 2014 M/J 15 23-24 Wolfe, Nira
Nathan, Simone Bloom, Barber, Brian Eight Candles and a Tree 2014 N/D 14 5 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Meyerstein, Israela Bridge to Healing: Finding Strength to Cope with Illness 2014 M/J 15 32-33 Wolfe, Nira
Roth, Pinchas Masorah and Text Criticism in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Moses ibn Zabara and Menahem de Lonzano. 2014 S/O 2015 17 Roth, Pinchas
Torrey, Seland Reading Philo: A Handbook to Philo of Alexandria 2014 M/J 15 40 Levy, David B
LaMarche, Una Like No Other 2014 M/J 15 2-3 Lenson, Heather
Reshef, Yaron Out of the Shoebox. 2014 S/O 2015 2014 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Azar, François The Jewish Parrot and Other Judeo-Spanish Tales 2014 M/J 15 9 Dublin, Anne
Frakes, Jerold D. Early Yiddish Epic 2014 Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music and Art N/D 2015 17 Seigel, Amanda
Zoldan, Yael We Can Do Mitzvos Around the Jewish Year 2014 M/J 15 16 Pastcan, Ben
The Koren Children’s Siddur 2014 The Magerman Edition S/O 2015 32-33 Pinchuck, Chava
Glick, Rabbi Yoel Living the Life of Jewish Meditation: A Comprehensive Guide to Practice and Experience. 2014 M/J 15 24 Pinchuck, Kathe
Pinkwater, Daniel Beautiful Yetta’s Hanukkah Kitten 2014 N/D 14 6 Marks, Allison
Moore, Deborah Dash Urban Origins of American Judaism 2014 M/J 15 33 Isaac, Fred
Eisenberg, Ronald Lee Essential Figures in Jewish Scholarship 2014 N/D 14 16 Isaac, Fred
Rutman, Joel Yehudah Why Evolution Matters: a Jewish Approach. 2014 N/D 2015 30 Dwoskin, Beth
Rakeffet-Rothkoff, Aaron Bernard Revel: Builder of American Jewish Orthodoxy. 2014 S/O 2015 18 Isaac, Fred
Tscholkowsky, Esther Picture This!: A Photo Journal of Holy Times, Holy Work, and Holy Places in Eretz Yisrael 2014 M/J 15 41 Wolfe, Nira
Weiss, Erica Conscientious Objectors in Israel: Citizenship, Sacrifice, Trials of Fealty 2014 N/D 2015 40 Smith, Sonia
Wineberg, Ronna On Bittersweet Place. 2014 S/O 2015 27 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Alroey, Gur Unpromising Land: Jewish Migration to Palestine in the Early Twentieth Century, an 2014 S/O 2015 1 Cantor, Hallie
Friedman, Debbie Lullaby 2014 M/J 15 10 Isaac, Fred
Shiff, Ofer Downfall of Abba Hillel Silver and the Foundation of Israel, The 2014 N/D 14 33 Isaac, Fred
Gilbert, Joanne Women of Valor: Polish Resisters to the Third Reich 2014 N/D 2015 18 Seigel, Amanda
Gugenheim, Claude-Annie Letters from Mir: A Torah World in the Shadow of the Shoah, The Correspondence of Ernest Gugenheim 2014 S/O 2015 9 Gordon, Ilka
Bergson, Steven M. Jewish Comix Anthology: a collection of tales, stories and myths told and retold in comic book form, The. Volume 1. 2014 F/M 2016 26 Gold, Etta
Gmach, Jacqueline Semha, Liber, Hillary Selese From Bomboloni to Bagel, A Story of Two Worlds 2014 M/J 15 24 Freiband, Susan
Nakhimovsky, Alice, Newman, Roberta Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America 2014 M/J 15 33-34 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Eraqi Klorman, Bat-Zion Traditional Society in Transition: The Yemeni Jewish Experience 2014 N/D 14 17 Simon, Rachel
Schwartz, Daniel Judeans and Jews: Four Faces of Dichotomy in Ancient Jewish History 2014 N/D 2015 30 Tesler, David
Vidas, Moulie Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud 2014 M/J 15 41-42 Roth, Pinchas
Rocklin, Joanne Fleabrain Loves Franny 2014 M/J 15 3-4 Dublin, Anne
Baumgarten, Elisheva Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz: Men, Women, and Everyday Religious Observance. 2014 S/O 2015 2 Chesner, Michelle
Sniegon, Tomas Vanished History: The Holocaust in Czech and Slovak Historical Culture 2014 Making Sense of History: Studies in Historical Cultures; 18 N/D 14 34 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Ginsburg, Shai P. Rhetoric and Nation: The Formation of Hebrew National Culture, 1880-1990 2014 Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art N/D 2015 18 Gordon, Ilka
Zebrina (musical group) Hamidbar Medaber (The Desert Speaks) 2014 N/D 14 43 Pinchuck, Kathe
The Koren Ani Tefilla Siddur: A Summer Camp Siddur and Humash for Reflection, Connection, and Learning 2014 The Magerman Edition S/O 2015 32-33 Pinchuck, Chava
Stampler, Ann Redisch Afterparty 2014 F/M14 8-9 Lenson, Heather
Hammer, Jill, Cohen, Zoe Garden of Time, the 2014 N/D 14 7 Pastcan, Ben
Eynikel, Eric, Nicklas, Tobias Samson: Hero or Fool? The Many Faces of Samson 2014 N/D 14 17
Reifler, David M. Days of Ticho: Empire, Mandate, Medicine, and Art in the Holy Land 2014 S/O 2015 18 Simon, Rachel
Wengeroff, Pauline Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century 2014 M/J 15 42 Seigel, Amanda


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