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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Authorsort descending
David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory Wright, Jacob L. Cambridge University Press 2014 N/D 14 35 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Fields of Exile Gold, Nora Dundurn 2014 M/J 15 43 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Sa’adyah Gaon Brody, Robert, Rosenberg, Betsy Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2013 F/M14 26 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Early Israelites: Two Peoples, One History: Rediscovery of the Origins of Ancient Israel Lipovsky, Igor P. American Academy Press 2019 F/M 2020 27 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Anonymous Soldiers: the Struggle for Israel 1917-1947 Hoffman, Bruce Alfred A. Knopf 2015 M/J 15 29 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
John Lennon and the Jews: a Philosophical Rampage Maghen, Ze'ev Toby Press 2014 N/D 2015 26 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
God versus Gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry Klein, Reuven Chaim Mosaica Press 2018 M/J 2019 31-32 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
The Virtue of Nationalism Hazony, Yoram Basic Books 2018 F/M 2019 4-5 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Radical French Thought and the Return of the “Jewish Question.” Marty, Eric Studies in Antisemitism Indiana University Press 2015 M/J 2016 34 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Hebrew Fascism in Palestine, 1922-1942 Tamir, Dan Palgrave Macmillan 2018 N/D 2018 33-34 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
The Return of Cavajal: a Mystery Stavans, Ilan Pennsylvania University Press 2019 N/D 2019 30-31 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
. Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism Berman, Joshua Oxford University Press 2017 M/J 2018 22 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Victory of Zionism: Reclaiming the Narrative about Israel’s Domestic, Regional, and International Challenges, The Navon, Emmanuel CreateSpace 2014 N/D 2015 27 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Yosef Haim Brenner: A Life Shapira, Anita Stanford University Press 2015 M/J 15 38 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Dream of Zion: The Story of the First Zionist Congress Epstein, Lawrence J. Rowman & Littlefield 2016 S/O 2016 6 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature. 3rd edition Collins, John J. William B. Eerdmans 2016 N/D 2016 14 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Rethinking the Messianic Idea in Judaism. Morgan, Michael L., Weitzman, Steven Indiana University Press 2015 S/O 2015 14 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Recovering a Voice: West European Jewish Communities after the Holocaust Zakheim, Dov S. Maggid Books 2016 N/D 2016 23 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Nietzsche’s Jewish Problem: Between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Judaism Holub, Robert C Princeton University Press 2016 M/J 2016 31 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Zionism and Judaism: a New Theory Novak, David Cambridge University Press 2015 S/O 2015 16 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
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
Inhabiting the Promised Land: Exploring the Complex Relationship Between Archaeology and Ancient Israel as Depicted in the Bible Steiner, Margreet L. Oxbow Books 2019 F/M 2020 31 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Mother India Reich, Tova Syracuse University Press 2018 M/J 2019 40-41 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Vladimir Jabotinsky’s Story of My Life Jabotinsky, Vladimir, Horowitz, Brian, Katsis, Leonid Wayne State University Press 2016 M/J 2016 31 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Anti-Semitism and its Metaphysical Origins. Patterson, David Cambridge University Press 2015 S/O 2015 16 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Jesus Reclaimed: Jewish Perspectives on the Nazarene Homolka, Walter Berghahn Books 2015 S/O 2015 9 Quinn, Arthur G.
The Bible's Many Voices Carasik, Michael Jewish Publication Society S/O14 7 Quinn, Arthur G.
A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States Weitz, Eric D. Princeton University Press 2019 F/M 2020 32-33 Quinn, Arthur G.
Seeking Shalom: the Journey to Right Relationship Between Catholics and Jews Cunningham, Philip A. William B. Eerdmans 2015 6 Quinn, Arthur G.
Many Faces of Herod the Great Marshak, Adam Kolman William B. Eerdmans 2015 M/J 2016 33 Quinn, Arthur G.
Apocalypse, Prophecy and Pseudepigraphy: on Jewish Apocalyptic Literature Collins, John J. William B. Eerdmans 2015 N/D 2016 13-14 Quinn, Arthur G.
Am I My Body's Keeper? Torah, Science, Diet and Fitness- for Life. Kaufman, Michael Urim 2018 N/D 2018 29 Quinn, Arthur G.
And Every Single One Was Someone Chernofsky, Phil Gefen 2013 S/O14 7 Cutrone, John
Fabric of Religious Life in Medieval Ashkenaz (1000-1300). Woolf, Jeffrey Brill 2015 M/J 2016 37 Tesler, David
Judeans and Jews: Four Faces of Dichotomy in Ancient Jewish History Schwartz, Daniel University of Toronto Press 2014 N/D 2015 30 Tesler, David
Orthodoxy in American Judaism; The Era of Rabbi Leo Jung Jacobson, Maxine Academic Studies Press 2016 N/D 2016 18 Tesler, David
Social Change and Halakhic Evolution in American Orthodoxy Waxman, Chaim I. Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2019 F/M 2020 32 Tesler, David
On the Relationship of Mitzvot Between Man and His Neighbor and Man and His Maker Sperber, Daniel Urim 2014 N/D 14 34 Tesler, David
Ruth: From Alienation to Monarchy. Ziegler, Yael Maggid Books 2015 N/D 2015 40 Tesler, David
Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution Mirsky, Yehuda Yale University Press 2014 N/D 14 27 Tesler, David
Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe, The Petrovsky-Shtern, Yohanan Princeton University Press 2014 N/D 14 28 Tesler, David
Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland Dynner, Glenn Oxford University Press 2013 S/O14 9 Tesler, David
Leadership and Conflict, Tensions in Medieval and Early Modern Jewish History and Culture Saperstein, Marc The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2014 M/J 15 37 Tesler, David
ilkhot Mo’adim, Understanding the Laws of the Festivals Brofsky, David Koren 2011 F/M14 26 Tesler, David
Joshua: The Challenge of the Promised Land Hattin, Michael Maggid Books 2014 N/D 2015 21 Tesler, David
The Medieval Haggadah Anthology with the Commentary of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. Holzer, David Holzer Seforim 2014 M/J 15 29-30 Tesler, David
Creation, Covenant, and the Beginnings of Judaism: Reconceiving Historical Time in the Second Temple Period Mermelstein, Ari Brill Academic Publishers 2014 N/D 2015 27 Tesler, David
Oxford Handbook of the Psalms, The Brown, William P. Oxford University Press 2014 M/J 15 21-22 Tesler, David
Maimonides On Coitus, A New Parallel Arabic-English Edition and Translation Bos, Gerrit Brill Academic Publishers 2018 S/O 2019 11 Tesler, David
The Codification of Jewish Law and an Introduction to the Jurisprudence of the Mishna Berura Broyde, J. Michael, Bedzow, Ira Academic Studies Press 2014 M/J 15 22 Tesler, David
Collected Essays II Soloveitchik, Haym The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2014 M/J 15 39 Tesler, David
Catch the Jews! Tenenbom, Tuvia Gefen 2015 N/D 2015 36 Tesler, David
Jewish Hermeneutical Theology Fishbane, Michael Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers; 14 Brill 2015 N/D 2016 15 Tesler, David
Judaism in Transition; How Economic Choices Shape Religious Tradition Chiswick, Carmel U. Stanford University Press 2014 N/D 14 14 Tesler, David
Faith: Jewish Perspectives Schwartz, Dov, Sagi, Avi Academic Studies Press 2013 N/D 14 31 Tesler, David
Beyond Sectarianism: The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism. Ferziger, Adam S. Wayne State University Press 2015 F/M 16 9 Tesler, David
Fire Burns in Kotzk Unger, Menashe Wayne State University Press 2015 N/D 2015 36 Tesler, David
Impact of Culture and Cultures Upon Jewish Customs and Rituals; Collected Essays Fishbane, Simcha Judaism and Jewish Life Academic Studies Press 2016 N/D 2016 15-16 Tesler, David
The Steinsaltz Nevi'im ( Hebrew and English Edition) Steinsaltz, Adin Koren Publishers 2019 F/M 2020 31 Tesler, David
Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom: Vol. One: Chayot / Wild Animals Slifkin, Natan Maggid Books 2015 M/J 2016 36 Tesler, David
The Crate: A Story of War, a Murder, and Justice Levison, Deborah Vadas Wildblue Press 2018 N/D 2018 30 Silverburg, Sanford R.
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.
The Jewish American Paradox: Embracing Choice in a Changing World Mnookin, Robert Public Affairs Books 2018 N/D 2019 27 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Life of Ariel Sharon, The Landau, David Alfred A. Knopf 2013 N/D 14 25 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Holocaust Memory and Racism in the Postwar World Gilbert, Shirli, Alba, Avril Wayne State University Press 2019 F/M 2020 24 Silverburg, Sanford R.
To the Gates of Jerusalem: The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald, 1945-1947 Goda, Norman J.W. Indiana University Press 2015 M/J 15 26 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Vanished History: The Holocaust in Czech and Slovak Historical Culture Sniegon, Tomas Making Sense of History: Studies in Historical Cultures; 18 Berghahn Books 2014 N/D 14 34 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Reframing Politics in the Hebrew Bible: a New Introduction with Readings Morgenstern, Mira Hackett 2017 M/J 2018 27 Silverburg, Sanford R.
European Muslim Antisemitism: Why Young Males Don’t Like Jews Jikeli, Gunther Studies in Antisemitism Indiana University Press 2015 S/O 2015 9 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Ben Helfgott: The Story of One of the Boys Freedland, Michael Valentine Mitchell 2018 S/O 2019 15 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Why Hawks Become Doves: Shimon Peres and Foreign Policy Change in Israel Ziv, Guy State University of New York Press 2014 M/J 2016 38 Silverburg, Sanford R.
American Jewish Political Culture and the Liberal Persuasion Feingold, Henry L. Modern Jewish History Syracuse University Press 2014 N/D 14 17 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Palestine Posts: An Eye-Witness Account of the Birth of Israel: Based on Letters of Mordechai Chertoff Chertoff, Daniel S. Toby Press 2019 N/D 2019 22 Silverburg, Sanford R.
The Israeli Radical Left: An Ethics of Complicity Wright, Fiona University of Pennsylvania Press 2018 M/J 2019 37 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Warsaw is My Country: The Story of Krstyna Bierzynska Holmgren, Beth Academic Studies Press 2018 M/J 2019 30 Silverburg, Sanford R.
In the Shadow of Zion: Promised Lands Before Israel Rovner, Adam New York University Press 2014 M/J 15 36 Silverburg, Sanford R.
"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.
Mo(ve)ments of Resistance: Politics, Economy and Society in Israel/Palestine 1931-2013 Grinberg, Lev Luis Israel: Society, Culture, and History Academic Studies Press 2014 S/O 2015 13 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Zionist Entity: The Jewish State in the 21st Century, The Levy, David Mazo Publishers 2015 N/D 2015 25 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Madame Ambassador: Behind the Scenes with a Candid Israeli Diplomat Herzl, Tova Rowman & Littlefield 2015 M/J 15 28-29 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Democracy and Conflict Resolution: The Dilemmas of Israel's Peacemaking Elman, Miriam Fendius, Oded Haklai, and Henrik Spuyt (eds). Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict Resolution Syracuse University Press S/O14 10 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Israel: Is It Good for the Jews? Cohen, Richard I. Simon & Schuster 2014 S/O 2015 5 Silverburg, Sanford R.
21 Terrible Lies Against the Jews Arie, Nansen Propeller Publishing 2019 F/M 2020 20 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Vichy France and the Jews 2nd ed. Marrus, Michael R., Paxton, Robert O. Stanford University Press 2019 F/M 2020 28 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Crime and the Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne, the Bikont, Anna, Valles, Alissa Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2015 N/D 2015 15 Silverburg, Sanford R.
To Our Children: Memoirs of Displacement: A Jewish Journey of Hope and Survival in Twentieth-Century Poland and Beyond Szer, Wlodzimier Academic Studies Press 2016 N/D 2016 22 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli Merwin, Ted New York University Press 2015 M/J 2016 34 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Converts to Judaism: Stories from Biblical Times to Today. Epstein, Lawrence J. Rowman & Littlefield 2015 S/O 2016 5 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Toldot Yeshu: The Life Story of Jesus. (2 vol.) Meerson, Michael, Schafer, Peter Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism; 159 Mohr Siebeck 2015 S/O 2015 14 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Shadow Strike: Inside Israel's Secret Mission to Eliminate Syrian Nuclear Power Katz, Yaakov St. Martin's Press 2019 N/D 2019 25 Silverburg, Sanford R.
The Women of Obernheide: Forced Jewish Women Labourers in Bremen, 1944-1945 Muller, Helmut Valentine Mitchell 2018 M/J 2019 32 Silverburg, Sanford R.
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.
Israel’s Impossible Era: The Human Element in U.S.-Israel Relations Starr, Joyce Starr Publishing 2015 N/D 2015 35 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Sons of the Lion's Club: The Horenstein Brothers and Their Fortune Werbach, Melvyn R. Third Line Press 2019 N/D 2019 31-32 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Me and the Middle East: Firsthand Reporting on Israel’s Most Dramatic Days Oestermann, Richard Gefen 2014 N/D 2015 28 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Franco’s Refugees: Records of the Jews Who Came Through Spain and Portugal to New York City 1940-1941: Volume I, June–October 1940 Feldman, Lawrence H. Clearfield Company 2016 N/D 2016 15 Silverburg, Sanford R.
How It Happened: Documenting the Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry Munkacsi, Erno McGill-Queen's University Press 2018 M/J 2019 34 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Kaszner's Crime Paul Bogdanor Transaction Publishers 2016 F/M 2017 4 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Abba Eban: A Biography Siniver, Asaf Overlook Duckworth 2015 M/J 2016 36 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Toward an Anthropology of Nation Building and Unbuilding in Israel Markowitz, Fran, Sharot, Stephen, Shokeid, Moshe University of Nebraska Press 2015 M/J 15 32 Silverburg, Sanford R.

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