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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Author/Editor Title Place of Publication Yearsort ascending Series ISBN Issue P Review Author Review format Review type
Lempel, Blume, Cassedy, Ellen, Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories 2016 N/D 2016 24-25 Dwoskin, Beth
Kellner, Menachem Gam hem ḳeruyim adam : ǂb ha-nokhri be-ʻene ha-Rambam = They too are called human : gentiles in the eyes of Maimonides 2016 S/O 2016 8 Scheide, Daniel
Jordan, James From Nuremberg to Hollywood: The Holocaust and the Courtroom in American Fictive Film. 2016 M/J 2016 31 Schutzman, Laura
Elana Shapira Style and Seducation: Jewish Patrons, Architecture, and Design in Fin de Siecle Vienna 2016 F/ M 2017 21 Hallie Cantor
Grant, Michael Front Lines 2016 N/D 2016 5-6 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Newman, Tracy, Garofoli, Viviana Rosh Hashanah Is Coming! 2016 S/O 2016 28 Kamin, Rachel
Rozen, Abigail, Hammerman, Lisa Cain The Sparkling Gift: the Story of the Miraculous Mon 2016 F/M 16 35 Pinchuck, Chava
Freedman, Russell We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement that Defied Adolf Hitler 2016 S/O 2016 35 Krasner, Barbara
Roy, Jennifer, Owenson, Meg Jars of Hope: How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children during the Holocaust 2016 F/M 16 42 Lenson, Heather
Shir, Smadar Miriam’s Song: The Story of Miriam’s Peretz 2016 S/O 2016 15 Share, Ellen
Yaakov Feder The Sefiros and the Self: A Divine Blueprint for Self-Discovery and Personal Growth 2016 F/M 2017 6 Nira Wolfe
Fox, Pam, Mattuck, Israel Isidor Architect of Liberal Judaism 2016 N/D 2016 16 Isaac, Fred
Tatjana Lichtenstein Zionists in Interwar Czechoslovakia: Minority Nationalism and the Politics of Belonging 2016 F/ M 2017 14-15 Hallie Cantor
Koval, Ruchi Conversations with God: Prayers for Jewish Women. 2016 S/O 2016 8 Pinchuck, Chava
Packer, Rachel Ornstein, Zemke, Deborah Sky-High Sukkah 2016 S/O 2016 28 Cole, Ellen
Freedman, Leora Daughter Who Got Away, The 2016 F/M 2016 28 Schutzman, Laura
Gottesfeld, Jeff, McCarty, Peter The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank's Window 2016 S/O 2016 36 Krasner, Barbara
Williams, Brian, Williams, Brenda Saving the Persecuted 2016 Heroes of World War II Series F/M 16 42-43 Isaac, Fred
Wouk, Herman Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author 2016 M/J 2016 38 Share, Ellen
Etsy Frankel-Fersel Converting Masters: World Famous Masterpieces with a Jewish Twist 2016 F/ M 2017 6 Nira Wolfe
Jacobson, Maxine Orthodoxy in American Judaism; The Era of Rabbi Leo Jung 2016 N/D 2016 18 Tesler, David
Aizenberg, Edna On the Edge of the Holocaust, The Shoah in Latin American Literature and Culture 2016 S/O 2016 1 Freiband, Susan
Richard A. Light Jewish Rites of Death: Stories of Beauty and Transformation 2016 F/ M 2017 15 Nathan Rosen
Rabbi Jeremy D. Sher Growth through Governance: What Every Jewish Nonprofit Leader Needs to Know 2016 F/ M 2017 22 Isaac, Fred
Simon, Andrea Esfir Is Alive 2016 N/D 2016 6-7 Krasner, Barbara
Tarcov, Susan, Ochoa, Anna Maya Prays for Rain 2016 S/O 2016 29 Kamin, Rachel
Rubenstein, Eli Witness: Passing the Torch of Holocaust Memory to New Generations 2016 S/O 2016 36 Krasner, Barbara
Throp, Claire, Williams, Brian, Williams, Brenda Resisting the Nazis 2016 Heroes of World War II Series F/M 16 42-43 Isaac, Fred
Zalkin, Mordechai Modernizing Jewish Education in Nineteenth Century Eastern Europe: The School as the Shrine of the Jewish Enlightenment 2016 M/J 2016 38 Levy, David B
Joel Hecker The Zohar: Pritzker Edition Volume 11 2016 F/ M 2017 6 David B. Levy
Leibowitz, Daniella, Gliksman, Devora Rebbetzin Vichna Kaplan: The Founder of the Bais Yaakov Movement in America 2016 N/D 2016 18 Levy, David B
Borowitz, Mark Finding Recovery and Yourself in Torah 2016 S/O 2016 2 Pinchuck, Chava
Kushner, David Alligator Candy: A Memoir 2016 S/O 2016 9 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Margalit Shilo Girls of Liberty: The Struggle for Suffrage in Mandatory Palestine 2016 F/ M 2017 22 Dr. Yaffa Weisman
Blau, Sara, Leff, Tova Baby of Our Own 2016 N/D 2016 7 Isaac, Fred
Lumer, Marc, Burston, Chaim, Naiditch, DovBer Babel 2016 S/O 2016 29 Cole, Ellen
Molchadsky, Yael, Bergman, Orit The Chameleon That Saved Noah's Ark 2016 S/O 2016 30 Gershowitz, Elissa
Balsley, Tilda, Poole, Helen ABC Passover Hunt 2016 F/M 16 43 Citrin, Rena
Soomekh, Saba Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews in America. The Jewish Role in American Life: An Annual Review of the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life. Volume 13. 2016 S/O 2016 16 Bibel, Barbara M.
Yaffa Ganz The Jewish Fact Finder: A Bookful of Important Torah Facts and Handy Jewish Information 2016 F/ M 2017 8 Nira Wolfe
Oksman, Tahneer “How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?”: Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs 2016 N/D 2016 18 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Boyarin, Daniel Traveling Homeland: The Babylonian Talmud as Diaspora 2016 S/O 2016 2 Finkelman, Yoel
Stuart M. Matlins The Jewish Book of Grief and Healing: A Spiritual Companion for Mourning 2016 F/ M 2017 16 Nathan Rosen
Schikker wi Lot, Lehman, Shmuel Ganovim-Lider 2016 N/D 2016 26 Dwoskin, Beth
Savit, Gavriel Anna and the Swallow Man 2016 M/J 2016 3 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Susan Silverman Casting Lots : Creating a Family in a Beautiful Broken World 2016 F/ M 2017 24 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Parks, Peggy J. Anne Frank 2016 Influential Women S/O 2016 31 Citrin, Rena
Barash, Chris, Mai-Wyss, Tatjana One Fine Shabbat 2016 F/M 16 43 Kamin, Rachel
Tabory, Binyamin Weekly Mitzva 2016 S/O 2016 18 Gordon, Ilka
Keim, Katharina E. Pirqei deRabbi Eliezer: Structure, Coherence, Intertextuality 2016 M/J 2018 25 Levy, David B Book Adult
Brenner, Naomi Lingering Bilingualism: Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literatures in Contact 2016 Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art S/O 2016 2 Dwoskin, Beth
Meir, Jonatan Literary Hasidism: The Life and Works of Michael Levi Rodkinson 2016 F/ M 2017 16 Scheide, Daniel Book Adult
Joseph Skibell Six Memos form the Last Millennium: A Novelist Reads the Talmud 2016 F/ M 2017 24 Issac, Fred
Gordon, Meryl G., Clifton-Brown, Holly Flower Girl Wore Celery, The 2016 N/D 2016 8 Cole, Ellen
Hammerstein, David, Shems, Ed Kelev's Journey: A Jewish Dog Wanders Home 2016 S/O 2016 31 Bloomfield, Kathy
Raum, Elizabeth Stealing Nazi Secrets in World War II: An Interactive Espionage Adventure 2016 You Choose Spies Series F/M 16 37 Isaac, Fred
Goldman, Judy, Batori, Susan Kopecks for Blintzes 2016 F/M 16 43 Silverman, Lisa
Pick, Shlomo H. . Moadei HaRav: Public Lectures on the Festivals by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik 2016 N/D 2016 20 Levy, David B
Casteel, Sarah Phillips Calypso Jews: Jewishness in the Caribbean Literary Imagination 2016 Literature Now S/O 2016 4 Dwoskin, Beth
Alan Metnic Captured in Memory: Photographs and Thoughts on Poland 2016 F/ M 2017 16 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Ben Izzy, Joel Dreidels on the Brain. 2016 N/D 2016 1 Marks, Allison
Matt, Daniel C. Zohar: Pritzker Edition. Vol. 9. 2016 S/O 2016 11 Levy, David B
Stavans, Ilan, Ballen, Gloria Abella The New World Haggadah 2016 F/ M 2017 24 Smailes, Suzanne Book Adult
Nardo, Don Massacre in Munich: How Terrorists Changed the Olympics and the World 2016 Captured Sports History series N/D 2016 8 Dublin, Anne
Carlson, Claudia Avi the Ambulance to the Rescue 2016 N/D 2016 9 Isaac, Fred
Hermelin, Aviva The Grizzbears Discover the Golan 2016 Animals Build Character Series: Listen and Learn from the Animals S/O 2016 31-32 Pinchuck, Chava
Marshall, Linda Elovitz, Golubeva, Evgenia Shh... Shh... Shabbat 2016 F/M 16 44 Kamin, Rachel
Ruth Bader Ginsburg My Own Words 2016 F/M 2017 9 Rachel Simon
Cohen, Pinchas Practical Guide to the Laws of Kashrut 2016 S/O 2016 4 Kohn, Roger S.
Cary Nelson Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict & the Movement to Boycott Israel 2016 F/ M 2017 18 Marion M. Stein
Newman, Leslea, Husband, Amy Hanukkah Delight!. 2016 N/D 2016 2 Colodny, Debbie
Mernick, Moe Gift of Stuttering: Confronting Life’s Challenges: A Personal Journey 2016 S/O 2016 11 Pinchuck, Chava
Conkling, Winifred Radioactive! How Irene Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World 2016 M/J 2016 4-5 Lenson, Heather
Amy Stopniki Kosher Taste 2016 F/ M 2017 25 Debbie Feder
Chaput, Rachel Alef-Bet Hebrew Letter Primer. 2016 N/D 2016 10 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Hermelin, Aviva The Grizzbears Make New Friends 2016 Animals Build Character Series: Listen and Learn from the Animals S/O 2016 31-32 Pinchuck, Chava
Balsley, Tilda Shalom, Everybodeee! Grover's Adventures in Israel 2016 M/J 2016 11-12 Colodny, Debbie
Krohn, Genendel, Cohen, Avigayil Honorable Mentschen: A Torah-Based Guide to Derech Eretz and Social Skills 2016 S/O 2016 37 Isaac, Fred
Milhander, Laura Aron, Chernyak, Inna Not for All the Hamantaschen in Town 2016 F/M 16 44 Cole, Ellen
Abraham-Klein, Dahlia Necessary Mourning: Healing the Loss of a Parent through Jewish Ritual 2016 F/M 2017 1 Nathan Rosen
Aroeste, Sarah Ora de Despertar 2016 S/O 2016 40 Levine, Joyce
Birstein, Yossel, Birstein, Margaret, Inbar, Hana, Manaster, Robert And so is the Bus: Jerusalem Stories 2016 M/J 2016 40 Share, Ellen
Loew, Yehudah ben Bezalel, Widmonte, Ramon Tiferet Yisrael: Translation and Commentary: Volume 1: Introduction and Chapters 1-9. 2016 M/J 2018 26 David B. Levy Book Adult
Sylvie Anne Goldberg, Benjamin Ivry Clepsydra: Essay on the Plurality of Time in Judaism 2016 F/M 2017 9-10 Roger S. Kohn
Roth, Jeff Me, Myself & God: A Theology of Mindfulness 2016 N/D 2016 20 Kohn, Roger S.
Lori Palatnik, Yaakov Palatnik Remember my Soul: What to Do in Memory of A Loved One; A Path of Reflection and Inspiration for Shiva, the Stages of Jewish Mourning and Beyond 2016 F/ M 2017 18 Nathan Rosen
Schnur, Susan, Schnur-Fishman, Anna, Steele-Morgan, Alex Potatoes at Turtle Rock. 2016 N/D 2016 2 Quay, Alex
Martin Sugarman Jewish Participation in the Fire Service in the Second World War: Last Voices 2016 F/ M 2017 25 Marlene Schiffman
Edwards, Michelle, Karas, G. Brian Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story about Knitting and Love. 2016 N/D 2016 10 Dublin, Anne
Hermelin, Aviva Momo Fox Learns How to Be a Good Neighbor 2016 Animals Build Character Series: Listen and Learn from the Animals S/O 2016 31-32 Pinchuck, Chava
Edgar, Sherra G. Israel 2016 One World, Many Countries M/J 2016 12 Rapp, Andrea
Ofanansky, Allison, Alpern, Eliyahu How It's Made: Torah Scroll 2016 S/O 2016 37-38 Lisa Silverman
Newman, Tracy, Garafoli, Viviana Passover is Coming! 2016 Very First Board Books F/M 16 44 Lurie, Aimee
Angel, Marc D. The Wisdom of Solomon and Us: The Quest for Meaning, Morality, and a Deeper Relationship with God 2016 F/M 2017 2 Sukenic, Harvey Book Adult
Anton, Maggie . Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had to Say About You-Know-What 2016 N/D 2016 13 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Susan J. Gordon Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey 2016 F/M 2017 10 Barbara Krasner
Seidman, Naomi e Marriage Plot: or How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and Literature, The 2016 Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture N/D 2016 22 Kohn, Roger S.
Stein, Joel, Vavouri, Elisa Hanukkah with Mazel. 2016 N/D 2016 3 McMahon, Martha
Frank Vajda Saved to Remember: Raoul Wallenberg, Budapest 1944 and After 2016 F/ M 2017 25-26 Nira Wolfe
Mayer, Pamela, Melmon, Deborah Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup 2016 N/D 2016 10-11 McMahon, Martha


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