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 Year Series ISBN Issue P Review Authorsort descending Review format Review type
Zakheim, Dov S. Recovering a Voice: West European Jewish Communities after the Holocaust 2016 N/D 2016 23 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Novak, David Zionism and Judaism: a New Theory 2015 S/O 2015 16 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Sokolow, Moshe Tanakh: An Owner’s Manual: Authorship, Canonization, Masoretic Text, Exegesis. Modern Scholarship, and Pedagogy 2015 M/J 15 40 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Lipovsky, Igor P. Early Israelites: Two Peoples, One History: Rediscovery of the Origins of Ancient Israel 2019 F/M 2020 27 Ben-Gad, Shmuel Book Adult
Holub, Robert C Nietzsche’s Jewish Problem: Between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Judaism 2016 M/J 2016 31 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Patterson, David Anti-Semitism and its Metaphysical Origins. 2015 S/O 2015 16 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Jabotinsky, Vladimir, Horowitz, Brian, Katsis, Leonid Vladimir Jabotinsky’s Story of My Life 2016 M/J 2016 31 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Tamir, Dan Hebrew Fascism in Palestine, 1922-1942 2018 N/D 2018 33-34 Ben-Gad, Shmuel Book Adult
Stavans, Ilan The Return of Cavajal: a Mystery 2019 N/D 2019 30-31 Ben-Gad, Shmuel Book Adult
Klein, Reuven Chaim God versus Gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry 2018 M/J 2019 31-32 Ben-Gad, Shmuel Book Adult
Tepper, Aryeh Progressive Minds, Conservative Politics: Leo Strauss's Later Writing son Maimonides 2013 S/O14 22 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Berman, Joshua . Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism 2017 M/J 2018 22 Ben-Gad, Shmuel Book Adult
Hazony, Yoram The Virtue of Nationalism 2018 F/M 2019 4-5 Ben-Gad, Shmuel Book Adult
Brook, Vincent and Marat Grinberg, eds. Woody on Rye: Jewishness in the Films and Plays of Woody Allen S/O14 6 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Shindler, Colin Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron 2015 F/M 2016 22 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Weisz, George Yitshak Theodor Herzl: A New Reading 2013 S/O14 25 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Alexander, Edward Jews Against Themselves 2015 N/D 2015 13 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Reich, Tova Mother India 2018 M/J 2019 40-41 Ben-Gad, Shmuel Book Adult
Steiner, Margreet L. Inhabiting the Promised Land: Exploring the Complex Relationship Between Archaeology and Ancient Israel as Depicted in the Bible 2019 F/M 2020 31 Ben-Gad, Shmuel Book Adult
Wright, Jacob L. David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory 2014 N/D 14 35 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Gold, Nora Fields of Exile 2014 M/J 15 43 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Brody, Robert, Rosenberg, Betsy Sa’adyah Gaon 2013 F/M14 26 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Hoffman, Bruce Anonymous Soldiers: the Struggle for Israel 1917-1947 2015 M/J 15 29 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Maghen, Ze'ev John Lennon and the Jews: a Philosophical Rampage 2014 N/D 2015 26 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Marty, Eric Radical French Thought and the Return of the “Jewish Question.” 2015 Studies in Antisemitism M/J 2016 34 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Collins, John J. Apocalypse, Prophecy and Pseudepigraphy: on Jewish Apocalyptic Literature 2015 N/D 2016 13-14 Quinn, Arthur G.
Homolka, Walter Jesus Reclaimed: Jewish Perspectives on the Nazarene 2015 S/O 2015 9 Quinn, Arthur G.
Carasik, Michael The Bible's Many Voices S/O14 7 Quinn, Arthur G.
Kaufman, Michael Am I My Body's Keeper? Torah, Science, Diet and Fitness- for Life. 2018 N/D 2018 29 Quinn, Arthur G. Book Adult
Marshak, Adam Kolman Many Faces of Herod the Great 2015 M/J 2016 33 Quinn, Arthur G.
Cunningham, Philip A. Seeking Shalom: the Journey to Right Relationship Between Catholics and Jews 2015 6 Quinn, Arthur G.
Weitz, Eric D. A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States 2019 F/M 2020 32-33 Quinn, Arthur G. Book Adult
Chernofsky, Phil And Every Single One Was Someone 2013 S/O14 7 Cutrone, John
Brown, William P. Oxford Handbook of the Psalms, The 2014 M/J 15 21-22 Tesler, David
Broyde, J. Michael, Bedzow, Ira The Codification of Jewish Law and an Introduction to the Jurisprudence of the Mishna Berura 2014 M/J 15 22 Tesler, David
Soloveitchik, Haym Collected Essays II 2014 M/J 15 39 Tesler, David
Tenenbom, Tuvia Catch the Jews! 2015 N/D 2015 36 Tesler, David
Chiswick, Carmel U. Judaism in Transition; How Economic Choices Shape Religious Tradition 2014 N/D 14 14 Tesler, David
Fishbane, Michael Jewish Hermeneutical Theology 2015 Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers; 14 N/D 2016 15 Tesler, David
Ferziger, Adam S. Beyond Sectarianism: The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism. 2015 F/M 16 9 Tesler, David
Unger, Menashe Fire Burns in Kotzk 2015 N/D 2015 36 Tesler, David
Schwartz, Dov, Sagi, Avi Faith: Jewish Perspectives 2013 N/D 14 31 Tesler, David
Slifkin, Natan Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom: Vol. One: Chayot / Wild Animals 2015 M/J 2016 36 Tesler, David
Fishbane, Simcha Impact of Culture and Cultures Upon Jewish Customs and Rituals; Collected Essays 2016 Judaism and Jewish Life N/D 2016 15-16 Tesler, David
Woolf, Jeffrey Fabric of Religious Life in Medieval Ashkenaz (1000-1300). 2015 M/J 2016 37 Tesler, David
Bos, Gerrit Maimonides On Coitus, A New Parallel Arabic-English Edition and Translation 2018 S/O 2019 11 Tesler, David Book Adult
Schwartz, Daniel Judeans and Jews: Four Faces of Dichotomy in Ancient Jewish History 2014 N/D 2015 30 Tesler, David
Jacobson, Maxine Orthodoxy in American Judaism; The Era of Rabbi Leo Jung 2016 N/D 2016 18 Tesler, David
Sperber, Daniel On the Relationship of Mitzvot Between Man and His Neighbor and Man and His Maker 2014 N/D 14 34 Tesler, David
Ganzel, Tova, Yehuda Brandes, Chayuta Deutsch The Believer and Modern Study of the Bible 2019 S/O 2020 28 Tesler, David Book Adult
Ziegler, Yael Ruth: From Alienation to Monarchy. 2015 N/D 2015 40 Tesler, David
Mirsky, Yehuda Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution 2014 N/D 14 27 Tesler, David
Petrovsky-Shtern, Yohanan Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe, The 2014 N/D 14 28 Tesler, David
Steinsaltz, Adin The Steinsaltz Nevi'im ( Hebrew and English Edition) 2019 F/M 2020 31 Tesler, David Book Adult
Dynner, Glenn Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland 2013 S/O14 9 Tesler, David
Saperstein, Marc Leadership and Conflict, Tensions in Medieval and Early Modern Jewish History and Culture 2014 M/J 15 37 Tesler, David
Brofsky, David ilkhot Mo’adim, Understanding the Laws of the Festivals 2011 F/M14 26 Tesler, David
Hattin, Michael Joshua: The Challenge of the Promised Land 2014 N/D 2015 21 Tesler, David
Holzer, David The Medieval Haggadah Anthology with the Commentary of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. 2014 M/J 15 29-30 Tesler, David
Waxman, Chaim I. Social Change and Halakhic Evolution in American Orthodoxy 2019 F/M 2020 32 Tesler, David Book Adult
Mermelstein, Ari Creation, Covenant, and the Beginnings of Judaism: Reconceiving Historical Time in the Second Temple Period 2014 N/D 2015 27 Tesler, David
Meerson, Michael, Schafer, Peter Toldot Yeshu: The Life Story of Jesus. (2 vol.) 2015 Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism; 159 S/O 2015 14 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Golani, Motti Palestine between Politics and terror, 1945-1947 2013 The Schusterman Series in Israel Studies S/O14 12 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Holmgren, Beth Warsaw is My Country: The Story of Krstyna Bierzynska 2018 M/J 2019 30 Silverburg, Sanford R. Book
Wright, Fiona The Israeli Radical Left: An Ethics of Complicity 2018 M/J 2019 37 Silverburg, Sanford R. Book Adult
Starr, Joyce Israel’s Impossible Era: The Human Element in U.S.-Israel Relations 2015 N/D 2015 35 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Chertoff, Daniel S. Palestine Posts: An Eye-Witness Account of the Birth of Israel: Based on Letters of Mordechai Chertoff 2019 N/D 2019 22 Silverburg, Sanford R. Book Adult
Oestermann, Richard Me and the Middle East: Firsthand Reporting on Israel’s Most Dramatic Days 2014 N/D 2015 28 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Paul Bogdanor Kaszner's Crime 2016 F/M 2017 4 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Feldman, Lawrence H. Franco’s Refugees: Records of the Jews Who Came Through Spain and Portugal to New York City 1940-1941: Volume I, June–October 1940 2016 N/D 2016 15 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Markowitz, Fran, Sharot, Stephen, Shokeid, Moshe Toward an Anthropology of Nation Building and Unbuilding in Israel 2015 M/J 15 32 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Siniver, Asaf Abba Eban: A Biography 2015 M/J 2016 36 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Arie, Nansen 21 Terrible Lies Against the Jews 2019 F/M 2020 20 Silverburg, Sanford R. Book Adult
Marrus, Michael R., Paxton, Robert O. Vichy France and the Jews 2nd ed. 2019 F/M 2020 28 Silverburg, Sanford R. Book Adult
Shalev, Eran Old Testament as a Political Text from the Revolution to the Civil War, The 2013 N/D 14 33 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Landau, David Life of Ariel Sharon, The 2013 N/D 14 25 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Goda, Norman J.W. To the Gates of Jerusalem: The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald, 1945-1947 2015 M/J 15 26 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Sniegon, Tomas Vanished History: The Holocaust in Czech and Slovak Historical Culture 2014 Making Sense of History: Studies in Historical Cultures; 18 N/D 14 34 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Katz, Yaakov Shadow Strike: Inside Israel's Secret Mission to Eliminate Syrian Nuclear Power 2019 N/D 2019 25 Silverburg, Sanford R. Book Adult
Werbach, Melvyn R. Sons of the Lion's Club: The Horenstein Brothers and Their Fortune 2019 N/D 2019 31-32 Silverburg, Sanford R. Book Adult
Muller, Helmut The Women of Obernheide: Forced Jewish Women Labourers in Bremen, 1944-1945 2018 M/J 2019 32 Silverburg, Sanford R. Book Adult
Jikeli, Gunther European Muslim Antisemitism: Why Young Males Don’t Like Jews 2015 Studies in Antisemitism S/O 2015 9 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Munkacsi, Erno How It Happened: Documenting the Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry 2018 M/J 2019 34 Silverburg, Sanford R. Book Adult
Ziv, Guy Why Hawks Become Doves: Shimon Peres and Foreign Policy Change in Israel 2014 M/J 2016 38 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Feingold, Henry L. American Jewish Political Culture and the Liberal Persuasion 2014 Modern Jewish History N/D 14 17 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Jajer, Diemut, Hill, Peter Thomas, Edward Vance Humphrey and Brian Levin, trans. "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 2013 S/O14 16 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Rovner, Adam In the Shadow of Zion: Promised Lands Before Israel 2014 M/J 15 36 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Alan Metnic Captured in Memory: Photographs and Thoughts on Poland 2016 F/ M 2017 16 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Levy, David Zionist Entity: The Jewish State in the 21st Century, The 2015 N/D 2015 25 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Herzl, Tova Madame Ambassador: Behind the Scenes with a Candid Israeli Diplomat 2015 M/J 15 28-29 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Grinberg, Lev Luis Mo(ve)ments of Resistance: Politics, Economy and Society in Israel/Palestine 1931-2013 2014 Israel: Society, Culture, and History S/O 2015 13 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Levison, Deborah Vadas The Crate: A Story of War, a Murder, and Justice 2018 N/D 2018 30 Silverburg, Sanford R. Book Adult
Elman, Miriam Fendius, Oded Haklai, and Henrik Spuyt (eds). Democracy and Conflict Resolution: The Dilemmas of Israel's Peacemaking Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict Resolution S/O14 10 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Mnookin, Robert The Jewish American Paradox: Embracing Choice in a Changing World 2018 N/D 2019 27 Silverburg, Sanford R. Book Adult
Cohen, Richard I. Israel: Is It Good for the Jews? 2014 S/O 2015 5 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Gilbert, Shirli, Alba, Avril Holocaust Memory and Racism in the Postwar World 2019 F/M 2020 24 Silverburg, Sanford R. Book Adult
Merwin, Ted Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli 2015 M/J 2016 34 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Freedland, Michael Ben Helfgott: The Story of One of the Boys 2018 S/O 2019 15 Silverburg, Sanford R. Book Adult
Morgenstern, Mira Reframing Politics in the Hebrew Bible: a New Introduction with Readings 2017 M/J 2018 27 Silverburg, Sanford R. Book Adult
Szer, Wlodzimier To Our Children: Memoirs of Displacement: A Jewish Journey of Hope and Survival in Twentieth-Century Poland and Beyond 2016 N/D 2016 22 Silverburg, Sanford R.


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