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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Authorsort descending
Miriam in the Desert Jules, Jacqueline, Ugliano, Natascia Kar-Ben 2010 S/O 10 12
Twenty Eight Artists and Two Saints: Essays Acocella, Joan Ross Pantheon Books 2007 S/O 07 43-44
101 Reasons to Visit Israel (& Perhaps Make Aliyah) Solomon, Estie, Solomon, David Artzy 2007 F/M 08 45
How Mitzvah Giraffe Got His Long, Long Neck Sokoloff, David Judaic Press 2003 F/M 04 31
Jonah and the Whale (VIDEO) Gridchian, George M., Smith, Jeffrey Rabbit Ears Productions M/J 93 18
Shimonis Lover Levin, Jennifer Harcourt Brace and Jovanovich 1987 N/D 87 7
Pilgrimage: Adventures of a Wandering Jew Epstein, Perle M/J 82 7
Davening: A Guide to Meaningful Prayer Schachter-Shalomi, Zalman N. Jewish Lights Publishing 2012 M/J13 33
God, Israel, and Shiloh Rubin, David Mazo Publishers 2007 S/O 07 53
Faith & Doubt: Studies in Traditional Jewish Thought Lamm, Norman Ktav 2006 M/J 08 38
Burial Cooperatives in Socialist Utopia: Thirty Years of Moshav Development in Israel Schwartz, Moshe, Lees, Susan, Kressel, Gideon M. Praeger 1995 M/J 96 11
New Standard Jewish Encycloepdia, The Wigoder, Geoffrey Doubleday 1977 W77 29
Which Lilith?: Feminist Writers Re-create the Worlds First Woman Dame, Enid, Lilly Rivlin, Wenkart, Henry Aronson 1998 F/M 99 7
Ask for a Convertible Brown, Danit Pantheon Books 2008 M/J 09 31
Israel: Politics, Myths, and Identity Crisis Orr, Aviva Pluto Press 1994 M/J 95 8
Leo Strauss and the Rediscovery of Maimonides Green, Kenneth Hart University of Chicago Press 2013 N/D13 28
Studies in Maimonides and His Interpreters Shapiro, Marc B. University of Scranton Press 2008 N/D 08 20
Refugee Rose, Anna Dial 1977 Sp78 26
Enemy Has a Face, The Miklowitz, Gloria D. Eerdmans 2003 N/D 03 27
Memoirs of American Jews, 1775-1865 Marcus, Jacob Rader JPS 1955 Sp 75 15
Touch of the Sacred, A: A Theologians Informal Guide to Jewish Belief Borowitz, Eugene B., Schwartz, Frances W. Jewish Lights Publishing 2007 N/D 08 11
Holocaust and Israel Reborn: From Catastrophe to Sovereignty, The Penkower, Monty Noam University of Illinois Press 1994 M/J 95 7
Jewish Wry: Essays on Jewish Humor Blacker Cohen, Sarah Indiana University Press 1987 S/O 87 7
Sephardic and Middle Eastern Jewries: History and Culture in the Modern Era Goldberg, Harvey E. JTSA 1996 N/D 96 8, 10
Passover Journey: A Seder Companion, The Goldin, Barbara Diamond, Waldman, Neil Viking 1994 N/D 93 41986
Court of Blue Shadows Allington, Maynard Brasseys 1995 S/O 95 9
Gaza Strip: Its History and Politics from the Pharaohs to the Israeli Invasion of 2009, The Shachar, Nathan Sussex Academic Press 2010 N/D 10 24
Book of Lights, The Potok, Chaim s.n. N/D 81 14
Myer Myers: Jewish Silversmith in Colonial New York Barquist, David L. Yale University Press 2001 M/J 02 41860
Welcome to the World: A Jewish Babys Record Book Wolff, Glenn, ill. Women's League S/O 86 6
Anne Frank: Hope in the Shadows of the Holocaust Hermann, Spring Holocaust Heroes and Nazi Criminals Series Enslow 2005 M/J 06 17
Into That Darkness Sereny, Gitta McGraw 1974 Sp 75 27
Ktontons Yom Kippur Kitten (new ed.) Weilerstein, Sadie Rose JPS 1995 N/D 95 16
State of the Jews: A Critical Appraisal, The Alexander, Edward Jewish and Israeli Studies, Political Ideology, Cultural STudies Transaction Publishers 2012 N/D12 13
Rabbinic Culture and Its Critics: Jewish Authority, Dissent, and Heresy in Medieval and Early Modern Times Frank, Daniel, Goldish, Matt Wayne State University Press 2008 F/M 09 41892
Eight Nights of Chanukah, The Newman, Leslea, Savadier, Elivia Harry A. Abrams 2005 S/O 05 15
Makolet: A Middle Eastern Grocery in Brooklyn Goldberg, Ilana, Zetland, Rachel Filmakers Library 1998 S/O 00 40
Tikkun Olam Ted Newman, Vivian, Mack, Steve Kar-Ben 2012 FM13 4
Youth in Chains Geve, Thomas s.n. N/D 82 2
Heroes of the Holocaust Glick, Susan History Makers Series Lucent 2003 S/O 03 51
Jewish Paradox, The Goldman, Nahum Ma 79 6
Scandinavian Literature in Hebrew Translation 1894-1980 Rokem, Freddi Tel-Aviv University 1982 F/M 85 6
Other Jews: The Sephardim Today, The Elazar, Daniel J. Basic Books 1989 M/J 90 10
Colors of My Jewish Yeare, The Gold-Vukson, Marji E., Wikler, Madeline Kar-Ben 1998 S/O 98 32
Happy Birthday, Tree!: A Tu BShevat Story Rosenberg, Madelyn, Christy, Jana Albert Whitman 2012 N/D12 9
Fresh Fruit & Vintage Wine: The Ethics and Wisdom of the Aggada Blau, Yitzchak Ktav 2009 F/M 10 32
Only Nine Chairs Miller, Deborah University F/M 82 9
Yitzhak Rabins Assassination and the Dilemmas of Commemoration Vinitzky-Seroussi, Vered SUNY Series in Anthropology and Judaic Studies SUNY Press 2009 S/O 10 38
Biblical Echo: Reflectiosn on Bible, Jews and Judaism, The Feldman, Emanuel Ktav 1986 M/J 87 3
Jewish Icons: Art and Society in Modern Europe Cohen, Richard I. University of California Press 1998 S/O 98 7
Love Your Neighbor and Yourself: A Jewish Approach to Modern Personal Ethics Dorff, Elliot N. JPS 2003 S/O 04 15
Thirteen Petalled Rose, The Steinsaltz, Adin Aronson 1992 M/J 92 20
Sammy Spider's First Haggadah Rouss, Sylvia A., Kahn, Katherine Janus Kar-Ben 2007 F/M 07 12
Music for Piano (AUDIO) Avni, Tzvi Israel Music Institute 2006 F/M 08 46-47
Voices from a Time: A Novel Bonucci, Silvia, King, Martha Steerforth Italia 2006 S/O 07 42
All Whom I Have Loved: A Novel Appelfeld, Aharon Schocken Books 2007 S/O 07 42
In Face of Danger Kay, Mara Crown Publishers 1977 Sp78 26
Kabbalah of Creation: Isaac Lurias Earlier Mysticism Vital, Hayyim Ben Joseph, Klein, Eliahu J. Aronson 2000 S/O 01 21
Solomon and the Trees Biers-Ariel, Matt, Silverberg-Kiss, Earl UAHC 2001 M/J 01 16
Prize in the Snow Easterling, Bill, Owens, Mary Beth Little, Brown 1994 M/J 95 11
Dita Saxova Lustig, Arnost Ma 80 4
Children of Abraham: An Introduction to Islam for Jews Duran, Khalid, Hechiche, Abdelwahab Ktav 2001 N/D 01 41797
Guns and Bandages: A Combat Medic in Israels Army, 1961-1978 Mendelsohn, David J. Pippin Publishing 2003 M/J 04 18
Five Books of Moses for Young People Cassway, Esta Aronson 1992 F/M 93 27
Off the Derech: Why Observant Jews Leave Judaism Margolese, Faranak Devora 2005 N/D 06 25
Womens Holocaust Writing, Memory and Imagination Kremer, S. Lillian University of Nebraska Press 1999 S/O 99 12
Behind the Secret Window: A Memoir of a Hidden Childhood Toll, Nelly S. Dial 1993 F/M 94 14
Jewish American Food Culture Deutsch, Jonathan, Saks, Rachel D. University of Nebraska Press 2009 F/M 10 33
Lionhearts: Heroes of Israel Bar-Zohar, Michael Warner Books 1998 N/D 98 6
Teenager in Hitlers Death Camps, A Grunfeld, Benny, Henrekson, Magnus, Hager, Olle Benbella Books 2007 F/M 08 17
Rock Study Sting, Whyte, Hugh HarperCollins 2001 N/D 01 19
Modern Heretic and a Traditional Community, A: Mordecai M. Kaplan, Orthodoxy, and American Judaism Gurock, Jeffrey S. Columbia University Press 1997 N/D 97 8
Ultimate Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebration Book, The: A Guide to Inspiring Ceremonies and Joyous Festivities Cohen, Jayne, Weinrott, Lori Clarkson Potter 2004 S/O 04 53
Abraham Isaac Kook F/M 82 9
Hunting Season: Palestine, 1945-1948: The Real Story! A Docudrama Based on Historical Fact, The Russcol, Herbert UCS Press 1989 M/J 89 9
Journey of Hope: The Story of Ilan Ramon, Israels First Astronaut Abbey, Alan D. Gefen 2003 N/D 03 24
Shoshanas Song Marcus, Jerry Brittany Publications 2013 S/O 6
Plays for Learning: Israel Reborn McCullough, L. E. Plays for Learning Series Smith and Kraus 2001 F/M 02 38
Days of Deliverance: Essays on Purim and Hanukkah Soloveitchik, Joseph B., Clark, Eli D., Wolowelsky, Joel B., Ziegler, Reuven Ktav 2007 M/J 07 29
Car that Goes Far, A Mermelstein, Yael, Grossman, Vasily, Romanenko, Vitaliy Hachai 2009 M/J 09 17
Golden Windows and Other Stories of Jerusalem Geras, Adele HarperCollins 1993 N/D 93 12
Family Passover, A Rosen, Norma, Salzman, Laurence JPS 1980 Sp 80 22
Call Me Ruth Sachs, Marilyn s.n. N/D 82 7
Night Tales Remembered: Tales from the Shammes Katz, Michael Aronson 1990 S/O 90 13
Who We Are: On Being (And Not Being) A Jewish American Writer Rubin, Derek Schocken Books 2005 S/O 05 51
Autobiographical Jews: Essays in Jewish Self-Fashioning Stanislawksi, Michael University of Washington Press 2004 F/M 05 24
It Happened in Shushan: A Purim Story Feder, Harriet K., Schanzer, Rosalyn Kar-Ben 1988 M/J 88 6
Lets Go to Shul Benenfeld, Rikki Hachai 2002 M/J 02 22
Sunshine, Blossoms and Blood: H.N. Bialik in his Time: A Literary Biography Feinstein, Sara University Press of America 2005 M/J 06 26
Remember Not to Forget Finkelstein, Norman H. M/J 86 6
Escape King, Harry Houdini Ernst, John J. Prentice-Hall 1975 W76 20
Merrymaker, The Suhl, Yuri Four Winds 1975 W75 29
Traktorist (AUDIO) Kapelye, Di Naye Oriente Music 2008 S/O 09 46
Holocaust, The Haugen, Brenda Compass Point 2008 F/M 09 46
Jews in America Today Brenner, Lenni Lyle Stuart 1986 S/O 87 6
Seventy Faces: Articles of Faith Lamm, Norman Ktav 2002 M/J 03 18
Pavement of Hell, The Tushnet, Leonard St. Martin's 1973 D 74 30
Crossing Over: An Oral History oF Refugees from Hitlers Reich Wolman, Ruth Twayne 1996 F/M 97 8
Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah & Counter-History Biale, David Oxford University Press 1979 Sp80 13
Eve: A Novel of the First Woman Elliott, Elissa Delacorte Press 2009 M/J 09 32

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