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
Purim Superhero, The Kushner, Elisabeth, Byrne, Mike Kar-Ben 2013 S/O13 13
Simeon the Righteous in Rabbinic Literature: A Legend Reinvented Tropper, Amram Brill 2013 N/D13 39
On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews, Religions, History, Travel, Rituals and Recipes to the Magic of Cocoa Prinz, Deborah R. Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 M/J13 32
Images of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: What is Arab Antisemitism? (VIDEO) Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism Alden Films 2013 N/D13 46
Its a Mitzvah, Grover! Balsley, Tilda, Fischer, Ellen, Leigh, Tom Kar-Ben 2013 FM13 9
Cultural Exchange: Jews, Christians, and Art in the Medieval Marketplace Shatzmiller, Joseph Princeton University Press 2013 N/D13 37-38
Gods are Broken! The Hidden Legacy of Abraham, The Salkin, Jeffrey K. JPS 2013 S/O13 36
Impacts of Lasting Occupation: Lessons from Israeli Society, The Bar-Tal, Daniel, Schnell, Izhak Series in Political Psychology Oxford University Press 2013 N/D13 19
Shaking in the Shack Weinstein, Dori Five Flames Press 2013 N/D13 14
Helgas Diary: A Young Girls Account of Life in a Concentration Camp Weiss, Helga, Bermel, Neil Norton 2013 S/O13 9
Norwegian by Night Miller, Derek B. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013 N/D13 43-44
Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible...on Schindlers List, The Leyson, Leon, Harran, Marilyn J., Leyson, Elisabeth B. Simon & Schuster 2013 N/D13 9
Dancing in the Dark Bavati, Robyn Flux 2013 S/O13 5
Passover Lamb, The Marshall, Linda Elovitz Random House 2013 N/D13 13
Lets Meet Community Helpers Benenfeld, Rikki Toddler Experience Hachai 2013 N/D13 11
Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture Rabinovitch, Lara, Goren, Shiri, Pressman, Hanna S. Wayne State University Press 2013 M/J13 32
Cute Boy, Charming Girl: Childrens Songs of the Modern Hebrew Nation (1882-1948) Seroussi, Edwin Anthology of Music Traditions in Israel Series; 22 Jewish Music Research Centre, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2013 S/O13 53
Calebs Hanukkah Bullard, Lisa, Basaluzzo, Constanza Millbrook Press 2013 N/D12 7
World of Blessings: Inspirational Stories for Jewish Children, A Rouss, Sylvia A., Cohen, Greg Apples and Honey Press 2013 S/O13 10
Cats on Ben Yehuda Street, The Stampler, Ann Redisch, Carabelli, Francesca Kar-Ben 2013 FM13 13
Nathan Birnbaum and Jewish Modernity: Architect of Zionism, Yiddishism, and Orthodoxy Olson, Jess Stanford University Press 2013 S/O13 35
Challenge of Received Traditions: Dilemmas of Interpretation in Radaks Biblical Commentaries, The Grunhaus, Naomi Oxford University Press 2013 S/O13 26
Israel and the Cold War: Diplomacy, Strategy and the Policy of the Periphery at the United Nations Patten, Howard I.B. Tauris 2013 N/D13 32
Franz Kafka: The Poet of Shame and Guilt Friedlander, Saul Yale University Press 2013 S/O13 25
One-State Condition: Occupation and Democracy in Israel/Palestine, The Azoulay, Ariella, Ophir, Adi Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures Stanford University Press 2013 M/J13 17
Purim: Guess Who? A Lift-the-Flap Book Stern, Ariella, Argoff, Patti Hachai 2013 M/J13 15
Bennys MItzvah Notes Lumer, Marc Hachai 2013 N/D13 10
Grover and Big Birds Passover Celebration Balsley, Tilda, Fischer, Ellen, Leigh, Tom Kar-Ben 2013 FM13 14
What a Way to Start a New Year! A Rosh Hashanah Story Jules, Jacqueline, Stead, Judy Kar-Ben 2013 S/O13 12-13
Totally Unoffiia: The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin Frieze, Donna-Lee Yale University Press 2013 N/D13 25
On This Night Steiner, N., Edelson, Wendy Hachai 2013 S/O13 14
Israelite Samartian Version of the Torah: First English Translation Compared with the Masoretic Version Tsedaka, Benjamin, Sullivan, Sharon Eerdmans 2013 N/D13 39
Aces Wild Perl, Erica S. Knopf 2013 N/D13 6
Dressing Modern Materinity: The Frankfurt Sisters of Dallas and the Page Boy Label Goldman, Kay Texas Tech University Press 2013 S/O13 25
I Represent Sean Rosen Baron, Jeff Greenwillow 2013 N/D13 3-3
Rise & Shine: A Challah-Day Tale Ostrove, Karen, Scott, Kimberley Kar-Ben 2013 FM13 15
Plum Tree, The Wiseman, Ellen Marie Kensington Books 2013 FM13 43
Girl with the Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran, The Jahanforuz, Rita, Mintzi, Vali Barefoot Books 2013 N/D13 8
Storyteller, The Picoult, Jodi Artia 2013 M/J13 41
Torah Tapestries: Words of Wisdom Woven from teh Weekly Parashah - Vayikra Smiles, Shira author 2013 M/J13 34
Mishkan Rfuah: Where Healing Resides Weiss, Eric, Stern, Shira Central Conference of American Rabbis 2013 N/D13 41
The Short Seller Weissman, Elissa Brent Atheneum 2013 F/M14 5-6 Dublin, Anne
Canada's Jews: In Tim, Space, and Spirit (Jews in Space and Time) Robinson, Ira, ed. Academic Studies Press 2013 S/O14 19 Cohen, Leah
Laws of Cooking and Warming Food on Shabbat, The Willig, Mordechai Koren Publishers 2013 S/O14 25-26 Gordon, Ilka
Jewelry in Israel: Multicultural Diversity 1948 to the Present Fishof, Iris Arnoldsche Art Publishers 2013 N/D 14 18 Share, Ellen
Magic of Hebrew Chanting: Healing the Spirit, Transforming the Mind, Deepening Love, The Gold, Shefa Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 N/D13 27
Escape from Berlin Watts, Irene N. Tundra 2013 F/M14 10-11 Lenson, Heather
Enjoying Exodus: The Bible in Rhyme Goldlist, Marcia The Bible in Rhyme series CreateSpace 2013 M/J 15 5 Pinchuck, Kathe
Forgotten Land, Growing Up in the Jewish Pale: Based on the Recollections of Pearl Unikow Cooer, A Cooper, Lsa Penina Press 2013 S/O14 7 Freiband, Susan
A Collection of Poems for Children in Yiddish Steinbarg, Eliezer Tsur-ot 2013 F/M14 15-16 Dublin, Anne
Literature of the Holocaust Rosen, Alan Cambridge University Press 2013 N/D 2015 29 Pinchuck, Chava
Derash Yehonatan: Around the Year with Rav Yehonatan Eybeshitz Hammer, Shalom Maggid Books 2013 S/O14 14 Pinchuck, Kathe
Soldier Doll Gold, Jennifer Second Story Press 2013 S/O14 31 Siskind, Leda
Tamar of Venice Verzov, Ella, Oirechman, Chana Young Lanplighters Series Menuch 2013 S/O14 46-47 Citrin, Rena
Commerce and Shabbos: The Laws of Shabbos as They Apply to Today’s Hi-Tech Business World. Kushner, Yosef Philipp Feldheim 2013 N/D 14 25 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Lost Town Goldscheider, Jeremy, Goldgewicht, Richard Seventh Art Releasing 2013 N/D 14 42 Pinchuck, Kathe
Kids Cooking Made Easy: Favorite Triple-Tested Recipes Schapira, Leah, Dwek, Victoria Mesorah 2013 F/M14 4 Pinchuck, Kathe
Hekhalot Literature in Translation: Major Texts of Merkavah Mysticism Davila, James R. Supplements to the Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy Brill 2013 F/M14 29 Rosenbloom, Jim
Jew's Best Friend?: The Image of the Dog throughout Jewish History Ackerman-Lieberman, Phillip I., Zalashik, Rakefet Sussex Academic Press 2013 S/O14 2 Cantor, Hallie
Eating the Bible: Over 50 Delicious Recipes to Feed Your Body and Nourish Your Soul Rossner, Rena Skyhorse Publishing 2013 S/O14 19 Gordon, Ilka
Spaghetti Rain Strager, Joan Trotter iUniverse Press 2013 S/O 14 36 Lenson, Heather
Latin-into-Hebrew: Texts and Studies Fontaine, Resianne, Freudenthal, Gad Studies in Jewish History and Culture; 39-40 Brill 2013 N/D 14 18
פתחי היכל: עיוני אגדה ומדרש בספר חזוהר (Temple portals: Studies in Aggadah and Midrash in the Zohar) Yisraeli, Oded Magnes Press 2013 N/D 14 36 Roth, Pinchas
Rose Under Fire . Wein, Elizabeth Hyperion 2013 F/M14 11 Pinchuck, Kathe
Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland Dynner, Glenn Oxford University Press 2013 S/O14 9 Tesler, David
Ancient Israel: The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings Alter, Robert Norton 2013 F/M14 23 Share, Ellen
Moshe of Jaoan Verzov, Ella, Oirechman, Chana Young Lamplighters Series Menucha 2013 S/O14 46-47 Citirin, Rena
Free at Last: From Mud to Mirth–A Pesach Tale Broll, Michael, Chelma, David Paraboles Publishers 2013 N/D 14 7 Bloomfield, Kathy
Sammy Spider's First Book of Jewish Holidays Rouss, Sylvia A., Kahn, Katherine Janus Lerner 2013 N/D13 3
Life of Ariel Sharon, The Landau, David Alfred A. Knopf 2013 N/D 14 25 Silverburg, Sanford R.
New Approaches to the Study of Biblical Interpretation in Judaism of the Second Temple Period and in Early Christianity: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium of the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literatur Anderson, Gary A., Clements, Ruth A., Satran, David Brill 2013 N/D 14 14 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales Gelfand, Shoshana Boyd Barefoot Books 2013 F/M14 1 Dublin, Anne
Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace Ruebner, Josh Verso 2013 S/O14 21
Torah Conversations with Nechama Leibowitz Yasgur, Benjamin S. Urim 2013 S/O13 46-47
Rabbi Benjamin Yudin on the Parsha Yudin, Benjamin Mosaica Press 2013 S/O14 26 Pinchuck, Kathe
Because I was a painter Cognet, Christophe Cinema Guild 2013 F/M 2016 29 Wolfe, Nira
Let’s Visit Jerusalem! Manzione, Lisa The Adventures of Bella & Harry Series Bella & Harry Publishers 2013 F/M14 12 Pastcan, Ben
The New Religious-Zionist Discourse on Body and Sexuality Englander, Yakir and Avi Sagi Shalom Hartman Institute 2013 S/O14 9-10 Roth, Pinchas
Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought: Writings on Identity, Politics & Culture, 1893-1958 Behar, Moshe, Benite, Zvi Ben-Dor Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought Brandeis University Press 2013 F/M14 23 Simon, Rachel
Spark Ignited: The Difficult Journey to Orthodox Judaism—The Process & the Perils Lawson, Michaela Menorah Books 2013 N/D 14 26 Pinchuck, Kathe
Splendor Arnold, Elana K. Delacorte Press 2013 F/M14 6 Siskind, Leda
Privilege of Aging, Portraits of Twelve Jewish Women, The Shapiro, Patricia Gottlieb Gaon 2013 S/O14 21 Freiband, Susan
Crafting the 613 Commandments: Maimonides on the enumeration, classification and formulation of the scriptural commandments Friedberg, Albert D. Academic Studies Press 2013 N/D 14 20 Belinfante, Randall C.
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi Bascomb, Neal Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic 2013 F/M14 12 Isaac, Fred
A Bag of Marbles Joffo, Joseph Graphic Universe 2013 F/M14 2
Unscrolled: 54 Writers and Artists Wrestle with the Torah Bennett, Roger Workman 2013 F/M14 24 Stein, Marion
Let There Be light: Stories from Genesis in Verse Golick, Margie Margie Golick 2013 S/O14 33 Stein, Marion M
Faith: Jewish Perspectives Schwartz, Dov, Sagi, Avi Academic Studies Press 2013 N/D 14 31 Tesler, David
Believe Aronson, Sarah Carolrhoda LAB 2013 F/M14 6-7 Dubin, Susan
Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Bauckham, Richard, Davila, James R., Panayotiv, Alexander William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company 2013 S/O14 4 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Joy, Despair, and Hope: Reading Psalms Feld, Edward Cascae Books 2013 S/O14 10 Kohn, Roger S.
Exiles Return, The De Waal, Elisabeth Picador 2013 N/D 14 38 Bibel, Barbara M.
Homecourt: The True Story of the Best Basketball Team You’ve Never Heard Of Needle, Larry New City Community Press 2013 F/M14 12-13 Isaac, Fred
Deuteronomy: A Commentary Lundbom, Jack R. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company 2013 N/D 14 27
Jewish Men Pray: Words of Yearnings, Praise, Petition, Gratitude and Wonder from Traditional and Contemporary Sources Olitzky, Kerry M., Matlins, Stuart Jewish Lights Publishing 2013 N/D13 31-32
The War Within These Walls Sax, Aline Eerdmans 2013 F/M14 2 Dublin, Anne
Memories of a Giant: Reflections on Rabbi Dr. Joseph B Soloveitchik zt”l Bierman, Michael A. Ktav 2013 F/M14 24 Stein, Marion
Prime Grill Cookbook, The Kokotlin, David and Joey Allaham Pelican Publishing Company Inc. 2013 S/O14 16 Feder, Debbie
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein Berne, Jennifer Chronicle Books 2013 S/O14 33 Marks, Allison
Life Sentences Kedar, Nurit, Shani, Yaron 2013 M/J 15 46 Pinchuck, Kathe