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
Hebrew Priestess: Ancient and New Visions of Jewish Woman’s Spiritual Leadership, T he Hammer, Jill, Shere, Taya Ben Yehuda Press 2015 F/M 16 12 Freiband, Susan
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.
Hidden Gold: A True Story of the Holocaust Burakowski, Ella Second Story Press 2015 M/J 2016 9-10 Bloomfield, Kathy
Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein Peet, Amanda Doubleday 2015 M/J 2016 14 McMahon, Martha
Zionism and Judaism: a New Theory Novak, David Cambridge University Press 2015 S/O 2015 16 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Benjamin Netanyahu: Leading the Way for Israel Silverman, Elisa Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 N/D 2015 7 Rapp, Andrea
Mister Doctor: Janusz Korczak & the Orphans of the Warsaw Ghetto Cohen-Janca, Irène Annick Press 2015 M/J 15 2 Bloomfield, Kathy
Healing from the Break: Stories, Inspiration and Guidance for Anyone Touched by Divorce Rosenberg, Avigail Menucha Publishers 2015 S/O 2016 14 Pinchuck, Chava
Fire Burns in Kotzk Unger, Menashe Wayne State University Press 2015 N/D 2015 36 Tesler, David
Somewhere There is Still a Sun: A Memoir of the Holocaust Gruenberg, Michael, Hasak-Lowy, Todd Aladdin 2015 F/M 16 33 Dublin, Anne
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.
Oskar and the Eight Blessings Simon, Richard, Simon, Tanya, Siegel, Mark Roaring Brook Press 2015 F/M 16 46 Malen, Michal Hoschander
The Travels of Daniel Ascher Levy-Bertherat, Deborah, Hunter, Adriana Other Press 2015 F/M 16 38-39 Marks, Allison
Warsaw. The Jewish Metropolis: Essays in Honor of the 75th Birthday of Professor Antony Polonsky. Dynner, Glenn, Guesnet, Francois Brill 2015 F/M 16 6 Levy, David B
Wise Aging, Living with Joy, Resilience, & Spirit Cowan, Rachel, Thal, Linda Behrman House 2015 S/O 2015 5 Freiband, Susan
Let my People Go : the Transnational Politics of Soviet Jewish Emigration during the Cold War Peretz, Pauline, Rundell, Ethan Transaction Books 2015 F/M 2016 18 Levy, David B
Judy Blume Krull, Kathleen Women Who Broke the Rules Bloomsbury 2015 M/J 2016 5-6 Cole, Ellen
Everybody Says Shalom Kimmelman, Leslie Random House 2015 S/O 2015 34 Dublin, Anne
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
Hidden Treasures from Europe. v.1 Emanuel, Simha Magnes Press 2015 S/O 2016 5 Wolfe, Nira
Liberman Open Orthodox Haggadah, The Herzfeld, Shmuel Gefen 2015 N/D 2015 22 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Jews Against Themselves Alexander, Edward Transaction Publishers 2015 N/D 2015 13 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook: Garden-Fresh Recipes Rediscovered and Adapted for Today’s Kitchen Lewando, Fania Schocken 2015 S/O 2016 10 Feder, Debbie
Returning Home: Journeys to Israel Silverman, Erica Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 S/O 2016 36-37 Quay, Alex
The Choice Clark, Kathy A Holocaust Remembrance Book for Young Readers Second Story Press 2015 M/J 15 11 Krasner, Barbara
Nights of Tel Aviv: Israeli Detective Stories SISU Entertainment 2015 N/D 2015 47 Bibel, Barbara M.
If I Went to the Moon Blau, Sara, Romanenko, Vasillisa Hachai 2015 N/D 2016 7 Citrin, Rena
Jewish Honor Courts: Revenge, Retribution and Reconciliation in Europe and Israel after the Holocaust. Jockusch, Laura, Finder, Gabriel N. Wayne State University Press 2015 F/M 16 12 Smith, Sonia
Escape in Time Lowenstein-Malz, Ronit MB Publishing 2015 M/J 2016 10 Bloomfield, Kathy
The Parakeet Named Dreidel Singer, Isaac Bashevis, Berkson, Suzanne Raphael Farrar Straus Giroux 2015 F/M 16 47 Dublin, Anne
Whirlpool Stimler, Ayala Menucha Publishers 2015 S/O 2015 32 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Meg Goldberg on Parade Rosenbaum, Andrea Warmflash Kar-Ben 2015 M/J 2016 14 Citrin, Rena
Anti-Semitism and its Metaphysical Origins. Patterson, David Cambridge University Press 2015 S/O 2015 16 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Education of a Traitor: Growing Up in Cold War Russia Grobman, Svetlana Musings Publishing 2015 M/J 2016 43
I Am Israeli: The Children of Israel Weiss, Eva L. Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 N/D 2015 7 Rapp, Andrea
Joey and the Giant Box Lakritz, Deborah Kar-Ben 2015 M/J 15 2 Katz, Lisa
As Long as the Candle Burns, The Memoir of Chana Bunim Rubin Ausubel Ausubel, Chana Bunim Rubin Mazo Publishers 2015 S/O 2016 14 Freiband, Susan
Avigail. Zauderer, Chana, Abadi, Mary Feldheim 2015 F/M 16 34 Kamin, Rachel
History of Forgetting Adderson, Caroline Biblioasis 2015 F/M 2016 26 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Sharing the Burden: Rabbi Simha Zissel Ziv and the Path of Musar Claussen, Geoffrey D. SUNY Press 2015 N/D 2016 13 Cantor, Hallie
The Capacity for Infinite Happiness Von Konigslow, Alexis Buckrider Books 2015 N/D 2015 43 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Lilli’s Quest Perl, Lila Ig Publishing 2015 F/M 16 39 Krasner, Barbara
Letters of Light: Passages from Ma’or va-shemesh Epstein, Kalonymos, Kalman Pickwick Publications 2015 F/M 16 8 Levy, David B
I Didn’t Tell Them Anything: The Wartime Secrets of An American Girl Rieger, Aleena Sunpetal Books 2015 f/ 19 Schutzman, Laura
Lola Levine is Not Mean! Brown, Monica Little Brown and Company 2015 M/J 2016 6 Quay, Alex
Jodie’s Shabbat Surprise Levine, Anna Kar-Ben 2015 S/O 2015 35 Eskin, Marcie
Jewish Voices in Feminism: Transnational Perspectives Nelly Las, Ruth Morris University of Nebraska Press 2015 F/ M 2017 13 Suzanne Smailes
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.
Concise Lexicon of Late Biblical Hebrew: Linguistics in the Writings of the Second Temple Period Hurvitz, Avi Brill 2015 N/D 2015 22 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Jewish Identity, The Challenge of Peoplehood Today Ruth Shamir Popkin Gefen 2015 F/ M 2017 18-19 Freiband, Susan
New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction Aarons, Victoria, Patt, Avinoam J., Shechner, Mark Wayne State University Press 2015 M/J 2016 39 Gordon, Ilka
How Free Will Works: The Blueprints to Take Charge of Your Life, Health, and Happiness. Lieberman, Dovid Feldheim Publishers 2015 S/O 2016 10 Wolfe, Nira
Myth of the Cultural Jew: Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition, The Kwall, Roberta Rosenthal Oxford University Press 2015 N/D 2015 24 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Americans in the Holy Land Zohar, Gil Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 S/O 2016 36-37 Quay, Alex
. Divine Scapegoats: Demonic Mimesis in Early Jewish Mysticism Orlov, Andrei A. SUNY Press 2015 N/D 2016 19 Belinfante, Randall C.
Stories of a Young Nation: Israeli Comedies and Drama and Everything In-Between SISU Entertainment 2015 N/D 2015 47 Feder, Debbie
Deep Sea Thor, Annika Delacorte Press 2015 M/J 2016 10 Lenson, Heather
Koren Mahzor for Yom Haatsma’ut and Yom Yerushalayim Koren Publishers 2015 S/O 2015 12 Gordon, Ilka
Early One Morning Baily, Virginia Little Brown and Company 2015 F/M 2016 26 Gremillion, Yossi
Kabbalah and Ecology: God’s Image in the More-Than-Human World Seidenberg, David Mevorach Cambridge University Press 2015 M/J 2016 43-44
The Experience of Israel: Sights and Cities Zohar, Gil Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 N/D 2015 7 Rapp, Andrea
Pillar of Fire: A Biography of Rabbi Stephen S. Wise. Rudin, A. James Texas Tech University Press 2015 S/O 2016 14 Isaac, Fred
Double diaspora in Sephardic literature: Jewish cultural production before and after 1492 Wacks, David A. Indiana University Press 2015 N/D 2015 38 Belinfante, Randall C.
Apocalypse, Prophecy and Pseudepigraphy: on Jewish Apocalyptic Literature Collins, John J. William B. Eerdmans 2015 N/D 2016 13-14 Quinn, Arthur G.
The Pawnbroker Fig Tree Books 2015 N/D 2015 44 Gremillion, Yossi
Noah’s Ark: From Genesis Chapters 6-9 Falken, Linda Metropolitan Museum of Art 2015 N/D 2016 4 Marks, Allison
Yosef Haim Brenner: A Life Shapira, Anita Stanford University Press 2015 M/J 15 38 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Secret of Chabad: Inside the World’s Most Successful Jewish Movement, T he Eliezrie, David Toby Press 2015 F/M 16 8 Sukenic, Harvey
Festschrift Darkhei Noam: The Jews of Arab Lands Schapkow, Carsten, Shepkarn, Shmuel, Levenson, Alan T. Brill’s Series in Jewish Studies; 55). Brill 2015 F/M 2016 19 Levy, David B
Finding the Worm Goldblatt, Mark Random House 2015 M/J 2016 6-7 Marks, Allison
Rest for the Dove: Reading for Shabbat Sabato, Haim Maggid/Koren Publishers 2015 M/J 2016 34 Pinchuck, Chava
Archive Thief: The Man who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust Leff, Lisa Moses Oxford University Press 2015 S/O 2015 12 Chesner, Michelle
Poetry of Yehuda Amichai Amichai, Yehuda, Alter, Robert Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015 M/J 2016 39 Dwoskin, Beth
Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewish American Art, 1880-1940 Baigell, Matthew Syracuse University Press 2015 N/D 2015 13 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Israel: Holy Land to Many Zohar, Gil Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 S/O 2016 36-37 Quay, Alex
The Jewish Dog Kravitz, Asher Penlight 2015 M/J 15 12 Pinchuck, Kathe
Great Figures of the Bible: Legends and Legacies of our Biblical Heroes Wiesel, Elie Jewish Heritage Series SISU Entertainment 2015 N/D 2015 47 Share, Ellen
Jewish Spiritual Parenting: Wisdom, Activities, Rituals and Prayers for Raising Children with Spiritual Balance and Emotional Wholeness Kipnes, Paul, November, Michelle Jewish Lights Publishing 2015 F/M 16 13 Feder, Debbie
Paper Hearts: A Novel Based on True Events Wiviott, Meg Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster 2015 M/J 2016 10-11 Bloomfield, Kathy
אידאולוגיה ונוף סמלי: קבורתם בשנית של אנשי שם יהודיים באדמת ארץ ישראל Bar, Doron Hebrew University Magnes Press 2015 F/M 16 4 Wolfe, Nira
Adam & Thomas Appelfeld, Aharon Seven Stories Press 2015 M/J 2016 1 Bloomfield, Kathy
The Koren Youth Siddur The Magerman Edition Koren Publishers 2015 S/O 2015 32-33 Pinchuck, Chava
Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice at Krausenstrasse 17/18 Berlin Gold, Dina Ankerwycke 2015 F/ M 2017 8 Schutzman, Laura
Is It Hanukkah Yet? Barash, Chris Albert Whitman 2015 M/J 2016 15 McMahon, Martha
Culture, Customs, and Celebrations in Israel Zohar, Gil Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 N/D 2015 8 Rapp, Andrea
Uncle Eli’s Wedding Newman, Tracy Albert Whitman 2015 M/J 15 3 Cole, Ellen
Is It Passover Yet? Barash, Chris Albert Whitman 2015 M/J 15 16 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Time and Eternity in Jewish Mysticism: That Which is Before and That Which is After Ogren, Brian Studies in Jewish History and Culture; 48 Brill 2015 N/D 2015 28 Levy, David B
Clean Sweep Davidoff, Oded SISU Entertainment 2015 N/D 2015 44 Pinchuck, Chava
Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady: The Origins of Chabad Hasidism Etkes, Immanuel Brandeis University Press 2015 F/M 16 8 Cantor, Hallie
Lima Inquisition: the Plight of Crypto-Jews in Seventeenth-Century Peru Schaposchnik, Ana E. University of Wisconsin Press 2015 F/M 2016 21 Belinfante, Randall C.
Woundabout Rosen, Lev Little Brown and Company 2015 M/J 2016 7 Marks, Allison
History of Modern Jewish Religious Philosophy Schweid, Eliezer, Levin, Leonard Brill 2015 M/J 2016 35 Levy, David B
Compulsion: A Novel. Levin, Meyer Fig Tree Books 2015 S/O 2015 24 Gremillion, Yossi
Return to Zion: The History of Modern Israel Gartman, Eric Jewish Publication Society 2015 S/O 2016 6 Schutzman, Laura
Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles Adler, David A. Apples and Honey Press 2015 N/D 2015 1 Dublin, Anne
Stone Angel Yolen, Jane Philomel Books 2015 M/J 2016 11 Dublin, Anne
Ambassador, The Avner, Yehuda, Rees, Matt Toby Press 2015 M/J 2016 39 Pinchuck, Chava
Mike’s Place: A True Story of Love, Blues, and Terror in Tel Aviv Baxter, Jack, Faudem, Joshua, Shamdi, Koren First Second 2015 N/D 2015 13-14 Bergson, Steven M.