Book Review Index


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Digital copies of AJL Reviews are available back to the Nov/Dec 2007 issue of the AJL Newsletter.
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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Yearsort ascending Issue P Review Author
The Satan: How God's Executioner Became God's Enemy Stokes, Ryan Eerdmans 2019 N/D 2019 31 Lieberman, Eli
Sin:a:gogue: Sin and Failure in Jewish Thought Bashevkin, David Cherry Orchard Books 2019 F/M 2020 20-21 Sukenic, Harvey
Reb Elimelech and the Chassidic Legacy of Brotherhood Teller, Hanoch SISU Entertainment 2019 F/M 2020 36 Isaac, Fred
Feeling Better A to Z: A Book About Bikur Cholim Chomer, Malka Nussbaum, Bolton, Bill Hachai Publishing 2019 N/D 2019 17-18 Flax, Shoshana
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.
In this Hour: Heschel's writings in Nazi Germany and London Exile Heschel, Abraham Joshua JPS 2019 F/M 2020 26 Levy, David B.
Shimri's Big Idea: A Story of Ancient Jerusalem Weber, Elka, Bousidan, Inbal Gigi [nid:52277], illustrator Apples and Honey Press 2019 M/J 2019 15 Pinchuck, Chava
The Rabbi Slurps Spaghetti Kimmelman, Leslie [nid:11416], , Davey, Sharon Apple and Honey Press 2019 M/J 2019 19 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Masada Will Not Fall Again Greenspan, Sophie JPS 2019 N/D 2019 13 Isaac, Fred
Jerusalem: City of the Book Mack, Merav, Balint,Benjamin Yale University Press 2019 N/D 2019 27 Share, Ellen
Jews in Medicine: Contributions to Health and Healing Through the Ages Eisenberg, Ronald L. Urim Publications 2019 S/O 2019 14 Gordon, Ilka
No Past Tense: Love and Survival in the Shadow of the Holocaust Stone, D.Z. Vallentine Mitchell 2019 F/M 2020 31 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Journey to Open Orthodoxy Weiss, Avraham Ktav 2019 N/D 2019 31 Kohn, Roger S.
Beside Still Waters: A Journey of Comfort and Renewal Barenblat, Rachel Ben Yehudah Press 2019 F/M 2020 21 Isaac, Fred
White Bird: A Wonder Story Palacio, R. J. Knopf Books for Young Readers 2019 F/M 2020 38 Bloomfield, Kathy
The Siege of Tel Aviv Kestin, Hesh DZANC Books 2019 M/J 2019 39 Lieberman, Eli
Bar Mitzvah Boys Uhlberg, Myron, Arcabascio, Carolyn Albert Whitman 2019 N/D 2019 18 Cole, Ellen
Carioca-Bev: The Wartime Record of Major Ralph I. Fine. The Making of a B-24 Liberator Pilot in the Eighth Air Force in Europe During World War II. A Portrait of Courage Fine, Gary M. self-published 2019 N/D 2019 23 Bibel, Barbara M.
Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater Kita, Caroline A. Indiana University Press 2019 F/M 2020 26-27 Pinnolis, Judith S.
Photographs of Childhood and Parenting on Kibbutz: Collective Memories and Private Memorials Barromi, Perlman, Edna Vallentine Mitchell 2019 S/O 2020 26 Share, Ellen
Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel Gorfinkel, Jordan B., Erez, Zadok Koren Publishers 2019 M/J 2019 2 Pinchuk, Chava
Simchat Torah is Coming! Newman, Tracy, Garofoli, Viviana Kar Ben 2019 M/J 2019 6-7 McMahon, Martha
Between Iran and Zion: Jewish Histories on Twentieth-Century Iran Sternfled, Lior B. Stanford University Press 2019 M/J 2019 35-36 Simon, Rachel
Max Einstein: Rebels with a Cause Patterson, James, Johnson, Beverly Jimmy Patterson Books 2019 N/D 2019 13 Dublin, Anne
Living in the Presence: A Jewish Mindfulness Guide to Everyday Life Epstein, Benjamin Urim Publications 2019 S/O 2019 14 Sukenic, Harvey
The Jerusalem Temple in Diaspora Jewish Practice and Thought during the Second Temple Period Trotter, Jonathan R. Brill 2019 F/M 2020 32 Levy, David B
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.
The Lombard Haggadah Bollati, Milvia, Cassen, Flora, Epstein, Marc Michael, De Hamel, Christopher, Hindman, Sandra Let's Enluminures 2019 F/M 2020 22 Berger, Shulamith
You Asked for Perfect Silverman, Laura Sourcebooks Fire 2019 F/M 2020 39 Goldstein, Susannah
The Holocaust and North Africa Boum, Aomar, Stein, Sarah Abrevaya Stanford University Press 2019 M/J 2019 24-25 Simon, Rachel
Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs The World Jorisch, Avi Gefen 2018 M/J 2019 31 Stein, Marion
Dirty Jewess: A Woman's Courageous Journey to Religious and Political Freedom Fishbaum, Silvia, Coddington, Andrea Urim Publications 2018 F/M 2019 4 Amir, Michlean
A State is Born: The Establishment of the Israeli System of Government, 1947-1951 Fine, Jonathan David, Cohen, Tamar L., Hochstein, Fray State University of New York Press 2018 N/D 2019 23 Cantor, Hallie
Scarlett and Sam Search for the Shamir Kimmel, Eric A., Stevanovic, Ivica Scarlett and Same Kar Ben 2018 M/J 2018 13 Tilman, Ellen
Divrei Mishkan T’filah: Delving into the Siddur Sarason, Richard S. Central Conference of American Rabbis 2018 M/J 2018 28 Smailes, Suzanne
Genealogy and the Librarian: Perspectives on Research, Instruction, Outreach, and Management Smallwood, Carol, Gubnitskaia, Vera McFarland 2018 N/D 2018 33 Dwoskin, Beth
I Go to Sleep Benenfeld, Rikki Hachai 2018 M/J 2019 16 Levine, Joyce
Prodigal children in the house of G-d Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron austin macauley Publishers 2018 N/D 2018 38 Seigel, Amanda
Noah's Art Animal ABCs Scudamore, Angelika Zonderkidz 2018 M/J 2019 7 Kamin, Rachel
The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland- Then, Now, Tomorrow Troy, Gil JPS 2018 M/J 2019 36 Levy, David B
Echo Still: Is there more to life than making the team? Tibbits, Tim Green Bean Books 2018 N/D 2019 14 Levitan, Rebecca
Gal Gadot: Soldier, Model, Wonder Woman. Sherman, Jill Gateway Biographies Lerner 2018 M/J 2018 9 Dublin, Anne
Am I My Body's Keeper? Torah, Science, Diet and Fitness- for Life. Kaufman, Michael Urim 2018 N/D 2018 29 Quinn, Arthur G.
Ben and the Bishop Liberman, Judith Weinshall, Davis, Gail Dog Ear Publishers 2018 N/D 2018 10-11 Silver, Linda R.
I Have Lost My Way Forman, Gayle Viking Books for Young Readers 2018 M/J 2019 11 Gershowitz, Elissa
The Jews of Khazaria 3rd Edition Brook, Kevin Alan Rowman & Littlefield 2018 M/J 2019 25 Randall C. Belinfante [nid:51578] and Anne-Marie Belinfante
Everything is Borrowed: A Novel Popkin, Nathaniel New Door Books 2018 M/J 2019 40 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Uprooted: How 3,000 of Jewish Civilization in the Arab World Vanished Overnight Julius, Lyn Valentine Mitchell 2018 M/J 2019 31 Dwoskin, Beth
Encyclopedia of Jewish Values: Between Man and Man Amsel, Nachum Urim Publications 2018 S/O 2019 9 Belinfante, Randall C. & Anne Marie
From Forbidden Fruit to Milk and Honey: A Commentary on Food in the Torah Lipton,Diana Urim Publications 2018 F/M 2020 27-28 Gottschalk, Haim
The Italian Executioners: the Genocide of the Jews of Italy Sullam, Simon Levis, trans. Smyth, Oona, Patane, Claudia Princeton University Pres 2018 N/D 2018 33 Simon, Rachel
We Can Find A Way: A Hachnosas Orchim Inclusion Story Rosenfeld, Dina H., Wummer, Amy Hachai Publishing 2018 M/J 2019 16 Levitan, Rebecca
The World Needs Beautiful Things Berkowitz, Leah Rachel, Fabbri, Daniele Kar Ben 2018 N/D 2018 6-7 Cole, Ellen
Two by Two Stauffer, Lisa Lowe, Scudamore, Angelika Zonderkidz 2018 M/J 2019 7 Tilman, Ellen
A Moon For Moe and Mo Zalben, Jane Breskin, Amini, Mehrdokht Charlesbridge 2018 M/J 2019 20-21 Citrin, Rena
Rabbinic Authority: The Vision and the Reality; Halakhic Family, the Child's Welfare and the Agunah; Beit Din Decisions in English Vol 4 Warburg, A Yehudah Urim Publications 2018 M/J 2019 36 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Israel Persano, Thomas Countries we come from Bearport 2018 M/J 2018 18 Rapp, Andrea
Ben Helfgott: The Story of One of the Boys Freedland, Michael Valentine Mitchell 2018 S/O 2019 15 Silverburg, Sanford R.
What's a Grandparent? Trigere, Jane, Vincent, Lu Schoen Books 2018 N/D 2019 19-20 Levitan, Rebecca
Me and My Dog and the Homework Mystery Adler, David A., Ackerman, Dena Me and my dog Menucha Classroom Solutions 2018 M/J 2018 9 Pinchuck, Chava
The Rabbinic Family Disrupted by Love of Torah: Absentee Husbands and Fathers Zion, Noam Sachs Talmud Marital Dramas volume 4 Zion Holiday Publications 2018 N/D 2019 32 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
A Matter of Geography: A New Perspective on Medieval Hebrew Poetry Kfir, Uriah Etudes sur le Judaisme Medieval, 74 Brill 2018 N/D 2018 29 David B. Levy
Passport Control Green, Gila S & H Publishing 2018 M/J 2019 11-12 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Anti-Shechita Prosecutions in the Anglo-American World 1855-1913: A Major Attack on Jewish Freedoms Fraser, David Academic Studies Press 2018 M/J 2019 25-26 Randall C. Belinfante [nid:51578] and Anne-Marie Belinfante
Mother India Reich, Tova Syracuse University Press 2018 M/J 2019 40-41 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
Hebrew Fascism in Palestine, 1922-1942 Tamir, Dan Palgrave Macmillan 2018 N/D 2018 33-34 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Where's the Potty on this Ark? Olizky, Kerry, Tompkins, Abigail Kar Ben 2018 M/J 2019 3-4 Tilman, Ellen
Avi for President Koffsky, Ann D. Menucha 2018 M/J 2019 7 Dublin, Anne
Ta'am HaTe'amim or Universal Oral Law: A Hebrew Renaissance Kabbalistic Mission Treatise by Guillaume Postel Weiss, Judith Magnes Press 2018 M/J 2019 37 Levy, David B
The Jewish God Questions: What Jewish Thinkers Have Said about God, the Book, the People, and the Land Pessin, Andrew Rowman & Littlefield 2018 N/D 2019 28 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Setting a Table for Two: Enhancing Relationships, Achieving Intimacy Friedman, Avraham Peretz Compass Books 2018 S/O 2019 15-16 Pinchuck, Chava
Queen Esther: A Bible Story Retold Liberman, Judith Weinshall, Gau Family Studio Dog Ear Publishing 2018 N/D 2018 10-11 Silver, Linda R.
The Spy with the Red Balloon Locke, Katherine Albert Whitman 2018 M/J 2019 12 Bloomfield, Kathy
Setting A Table for Two: Enhancing Relationships, Achieving Intimacy Friedman, Avraham Peretz Compass Books 2018 M/J 2019 26 Pinchuck, Chava
Unholy Land Tidhar, Lavie Tachyon 2018 M/J 2019 41 Isaac, Fred
Holocaust Memoirs of A Bergen-Belsen Survivor: Classmate of Anne Frank Konig, Nanette Blitz Amsterdam Publishers 2018 M/J 2019 32 Share, Ellen
The Rabbi's Brain: Mystics, Moderns, and the Science of Jewish Thinking Newberg, Andrew, Halpern, David Turner Publishing 2018 F/M 2020 29 Cantor, Hallie
Chief Rabbi Nathan Marcus Adler: The Forgotten Founder. Taylor, Derek Vallentine Mitchell 2018 N/D 2018 34 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Anne Frank Baron, Clementine, Wennagal, Bruno, Nolan, Catherine Roaring Brook Press 2018 M/J 2019 4 Silverman, Lisa
Bronislaw Huberman Aronson, Peter Double M Books 2018 N/D 2018 7 Barbara Krasner
A Pizza Contest for Jelly Eli Z. Adler, David A., Ackerman, Dena Menucha 2018 M/J 2019 8 Bloomfield, Kathy
The Israeli Radical Left: An Ethics of Complicity Wright, Fiona University of Pennsylvania Press 2018 M/J 2019 37 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Bubbe’s Got the Beat Press, Judy, Hall, Mary Kar Ben 2018 M/J 2018 19 Tilman, Ellen
The Hirsch Siddur: Revised Edition Hirsch, Samson Raphael Feldheim 2018 S/O 2019 16 Levy, David B
The Rabbinic Conversion of Judaism: the Unique Perspective of the Bavli on Conversion and the Construction of Jewish Identity. Lavee, Moshe Brill 2018 M/J 2018 26 Scheide, Daniel
The Crate: A Story of War, a Murder, and Justice Levison, Deborah Vadas Wildblue Press 2018 N/D 2018 30 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Solomon Schonfeld: Hero of the Kindertransport Goldstein, Riki Great Jewish Lives Menucha 2018 F/M 2020 41 Chava,Pinchuck
Rokitno Square Liberman, Judith Weinshall, Davis, Gail Dog Ear Publishing 2018 N/D 2018 10-11 Silver, Linda R.
A Queer Way Out: The Politics of Queer Emigration from Israel Amit, Hila SUNY Press 2018 F/M 2019 1 Lieberman, Eli
Blacklisted: Hollywood, the Cold War, and the First Amendment Brimner, Larry Dane Calkins Creek 2018 M/J 2019 17 Quay, Alex
Maimonides On Coitus, A New Parallel Arabic-English Edition and Translation Bos, Gerrit Brill Academic Publishers 2018 S/O 2019 11 Tesler, David
Thought and the Perception of Evil: Aristotle, Plato, the Hebrew Bible, and the Babylonian Talmud Trachtenberg, Eliezer A. Geffen 2018 N/D 2018 34-35 Randall C. Belinfante [nid:51578] and Anne-Marie Belinfante
Albert Einstein Crete, Patricia, Wennagal, Bruno, Nolan, Catherine Roaring Brook Press 2018 M/J 2019 4 Silverman, Lisa
Lost in Translation, Found in Transliteration: Books, Censorship, and the Evolution of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation of London as a Linguistic Community, 1663-1810 Kerner, Alex Studies in Jewish History and culture Brill Academic Publishers 2018 S/O 2019 16 Chesner, Michelle
An Unlikely Ballerina Goddu, Krystyna Poray, Cosei Kawa Kar Ben 2018 N/D 2018 7-8 Dublin, Anne
Teacher Troubles for Jelly Eli Z. Adler, David A., Ackerman, Dena Menucha 2018 M/J 2019 8 Bloomfield, Kathy
Desert in the Promised Land Zerubavel, Yael Stanford University Press 2018 M/J 2019 37 Kohn, Roger S.
Superman Isn't Jewish ( But I Am....Kinda) Bemon, Jimmy, Boudet, Emilie, McGuinness, Nanette Humanoids, Inc. 2018 F/M 2019 2 Lieberman, Eli