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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Yearsort ascending Issue P Review Author
Six Memos form the Last Millennium: A Novelist Reads the Talmud Joseph Skibell University of Texas Press 2016 F/ M 2017 24 Issac, Fred
Sky-High Sukkah Packer, Rachel Ornstein, Zemke, Deborah Apples and Honey Press 2016 S/O 2016 28 Cole, Ellen
Miriam’s Song: The Story of Miriam’s Peretz Shir, Smadar 2016 S/O 2016 15 Share, Ellen
The Sparkling Gift: the Story of the Miraculous Mon Rozen, Abigail, Hammerman, Lisa Cain Feldheim 2016 F/M 16 35 Pinchuck, Chava
My Aunt Manya Patterson, Jose Troubador Publishing 2016 S/O 2016 32-33 Marks, Allison
The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature. 3rd edition Collins, John J. William B. Eerdmans 2016 N/D 2016 14 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Anne Frank: Heroic Diarist of the Holocaust Killcoyne, Hope Lourie Britannica Beginner Bios Britannica/Rosen 2016 N/D 2016 4 Krasner, Barbara
That's Why I Married You: How to Dance with Personality Differences Levitan, Chana Gefen 2016 F/ M 2017 14 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Kabbalat Shabbat: The Great Unification Band, Debra, Scheindlin, Raymond P. Honeybee in the Garden 2016 F/M 2017 4 Share, Ellen
After the Death of God, a Phenomenological Study of Hebrew Literature Avi Sagi Academic Studies Press 2016 F/ M 2017 19 David Tesler
Gift of Stuttering: Confronting Life’s Challenges: A Personal Journey Mernick, Moe Mosaica Press 2016 S/O 2016 11 Pinchuck, Chava
Avi the Ambulance to the Rescue Carlson, Claudia Apples and Honey Press 2016 N/D 2016 9 Isaac, Fred
Shh... Shh... Shabbat Marshall, Linda Elovitz, Golubeva, Evgenia Kar-Ben 2016 F/M 16 44 Kamin, Rachel
Daughter Who Got Away, The Freedman, Leora Yotzeret Publishing 2016 F/M 2016 28 Schutzman, Laura
The New World Haggadah Stavans, Ilan, Ballen, Gloria Abella Gaon Books 2016 F/ M 2017 24 Smailes, Suzanne
On the Edge of the Holocaust, The Shoah in Latin American Literature and Culture Aizenberg, Edna Brandeis University Press 2016 S/O 2016 1 Freiband, Susan
Maya Prays for Rain Tarcov, Susan, Ochoa, Anna Kar-Ben 2016 S/O 2016 29 Kamin, Rachel
Franco’s Refugees: Records of the Jews Who Came Through Spain and Portugal to New York City 1940-1941: Volume I, June–October 1940 Feldman, Lawrence H. Clearfield Company 2016 N/D 2016 15 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Ship to Nowhere: On Board the Exodus, The Arato, Rona Holocaust Remembrance Book for Young Readers - Book 15 Second Story Press 2016 N/D 2016 4-5 Pinchuck, Chava
Zionists in Interwar Czechoslovakia: Minority Nationalism and the Politics of Belonging Tatjana Lichtenstein Indiana University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 14-15 Hallie Cantor
Sage Advice: Pirkei Avot Greenberg, Irving Maggid Books 2016 S/O 2016 6 Sukenic, Harvey
Becoming a Soulful Educator: How to Bring Jewish Learning from Our Minds and Hearts to Our Souls- and into Our Lives Ben David, Aryeh Jewish Lights Publishing 2016 F/M 2017 4 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Shalom, Everybodeee! Grover's Adventures in Israel Balsley, Tilda Kar-Ben 2016 M/J 2016 11-12 Colodny, Debbie
From Mouring to Morning: A Comprehensive Guide to Mourning, Grieving, and Bereavement with Special Emphasis on the Shiva Call Simeon Schreiber Urim Publications 2016 F/ M 2017 20 Nathan Rosen
And so is the Bus: Jerusalem Stories Birstein, Yossel, Birstein, Margaret, Inbar, Hana, Manaster, Robert Dryad Press 2016 M/J 2016 40 Share, Ellen
Honorable Mentschen: A Torah-Based Guide to Derech Eretz and Social Skills Krohn, Genendel, Cohen, Avigayil Feldheim 2016 S/O 2016 37 Isaac, Fred
Me, Myself & God: A Theology of Mindfulness Roth, Jeff Jewish Lights Publishing 2016 N/D 2016 20 Kohn, Roger S.
Alef-Bet Hebrew Letter Primer. Chaput, Rachel Stone Guild Publishing 2016 N/D 2016 10 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Not for All the Hamantaschen in Town Milhander, Laura Aron, Chernyak, Inna Kar-Ben 2016 F/M 16 44 Cole, Ellen
My Own Words Ruth Bader Ginsburg Simon and Schuster 2016 F/M 2017 9 Rachel Simon
Kosher Taste Amy Stopniki Feldheim Publishers 2016 F/ M 2017 25 Debbie Feder
Finding Recovery and Yourself in Torah Borowitz, Mark Jewish Lights Publishing 2016 S/O 2016 2 Pinchuck, Chava
Babel Lumer, Marc, Burston, Chaim, Naiditch, DovBer Apples and Honey Press 2016 S/O 2016 29 Cole, Ellen
Dreams Are Forbidden Banki, Danna, Spira, Susan CreateSpace 2016 N/D 2016 5 Krasner, Barbara
Jewish Rites of Death: Stories of Beauty and Transformation Richard A. Light Terra Nova Books 2016 F/ M 2017 15 Nathan Rosen
Zohar: Reception and Impact. Huss, Boaz Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2016 S/O 2016 8 Scheide, Daniel
Kaszner's Crime Paul Bogdanor Transaction Publishers 2016 F/M 2017 4 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Israel Edgar, Sherra G. One World, Many Countries The Child's World 2016 M/J 2016 12 Rapp, Andrea
Who Stole My Religion? Revitalizing Judaism and Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal our Imperiled Planet Schwartz, Richard H. Urim Publications 2016 F/ M 2017 20 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
How It's Made: Torah Scroll Ofanansky, Allison, Alpern, Eliyahu Apples and Honey Press 2016 S/O 2016 37-38 Lisa Silverman
e Marriage Plot: or How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and Literature, The Seidman, Naomi Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture Stanford University Press 2016 N/D 2016 22 Kohn, Roger S.
Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story about Knitting and Love. Edwards, Michelle, Karas, G. Brian Schwartz and Wade/Random House 2016 N/D 2016 10 Dublin, Anne
Passover is Coming! Newman, Tracy, Garafoli, Viviana Very First Board Books Kar-Ben 2016 F/M 16 44 Lurie, Aimee
Ganovim-Lider Schikker wi Lot, Lehman, Shmuel Danzone 2016 N/D 2016 26 Dwoskin, Beth
Anna and the Swallow Man Savit, Gavriel Alfred A. Knopf 2016 M/J 2016 3 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Clepsydra: Essay on the Plurality of Time in Judaism Sylvie Anne Goldberg, Benjamin Ivry Stanford University Press 2016 F/M 2017 9-10 Roger S. Kohn
Jewish Participation in the Fire Service in the Second World War: Last Voices Martin Sugarman Vallentine Mitchell 2016 F/ M 2017 25 Marlene Schiffman
Traveling Homeland: The Babylonian Talmud as Diaspora Boyarin, Daniel University of Pennsylvania Press 2016 S/O 2016 2 Finkelman, Yoel
The Chameleon That Saved Noah's Ark Molchadsky, Yael, Bergman, Orit Penguin Random House 2016 S/O 2016 30 Gershowitz, Elissa
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. Soomekh, Saba Purdue University Press 2016 S/O 2016 16 Bibel, Barbara M.
Another Me Wiseman, Eva Tundra 2016 S/O 2016 34 Dublin, Anne
Impact of Culture and Cultures Upon Jewish Customs and Rituals; Collected Essays Fishbane, Simcha Judaism and Jewish Life Academic Studies Press 2016 N/D 2016 15-16 Tesler, David
Trapped Behind Enemy Lines: The Story of the U.S. Army Air Force 807th Medical Evacuation Squadron Braun, Eric Capstone Young Readers 2016 N/D 2016 5 Bloomfield, Kathy
Shimmy Shambone Will Not Go to Bed! Zoldan, Yael, Salanitro, Robert Feldheim 2016 F/M 16 41 Pinchuck, Chava
The Rat with the Human Face Angleberger, Tom The Qwikpick Papers Series Abrams 2015 S/O 2015 29 Citrin, Rena
Liliths’s Demons Enszer, Dr. Julie R. Midsummer Night's Press 2015 M/J 2016 40 Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron
Crime and the Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne, the Bikont, Anna, Valles, Alissa Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2015 N/D 2015 15 Silverburg, Sanford R.
After the Holocaust the Bells Still Ring Polak, Joseph Urim 2015 S/O 2016 12 Pinchuck, Chava
Farmer Kobi’s Hanukkah Match Rostoker-Gruber, Karen , Isaacs, Ron Apples and Honey Press 2015 N/D 2015 5 Cole, Ellen
Answering a Question with a Question: Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Jewish Thought: a Tradition of Inquiry, v.2 Aron, Lewis, Henik, Libby Academic Studies Press 2015 F/M 16 2 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Let My People Go: the Untold Story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959-1989 Lipski, Sam, Rutland, Suzanne D. Gefen 2015 F/M 16 15 Levy, David B
Hanukkah Lullaby Abrams, Ruth, Mushka, Tia Baby Lullaby Gifts 2015 N/D 2016 1 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Starlight Meyer, Henye Menucha 2015 F/M 16 37 Pinchuck, Chava
Angels at the Gate Thorne, T.K. Cappuccino Books Publishing 2015 F/M 2016 29 Jefferson, Rebecca
From Selfie to Groupie Bliumis, Alina, Bliumis, Jeff Check Off Art Press 2015 F/M 16 5 Stahl, Sheryl F.
e Mountains of Israel: A Taste of Heaven, The Lode, Britt, Naki, Yitschak, Undheim, Kristoffer Gefen 2015 F/M 2016 16 Pinchuck, Chava
King David & Akavish the Spider Rouss, Sylvia A. Apples and Honey Press 2015 M/J 2016 4 Bloomfield, Kathy
Prisoners of Breendonk: Personal Histories from a World War II Concentration Camp Deem, James M. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015 S/O 2015 33 Krasner, Barbara
Political and Economic History of the Jews of Afghanistan Koplik, Sara A. Series in Jewish Studies; 54 Brill 2015 M/J 2016 32 Simon, Rachel
Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed Newman, Leslea Candlewick Press 2015 N/D 2015 9 Silverman, Lisa
Bromley Girls Mendelsohn, Martha Texas Tech University Press 2015 N/D 2015 3 Krasner, Barbara
Unlikely Warrior Rauch, Georg, Rauch, Phyllis Farrar Straus Giroux 2015 F/M 16 41-42 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Eight Questions of Faith: Biblical Challenges That Guide and Ground Our Lives. Goldstein, Niles Elliot Jewish Publication Society 2015 F/M 16 11 Wolfe, Nira
Maimonides and the book that changed Judaism: Secrets of the Guide for the Perplexed. P Goodman, Micah Jewish Publication Society 2015 S/O 2015 8 Belinfante, Randall C.
Increasing Wholeness: Jewish Wisdom &Guided Meditations to Strengthen & Calm Body, Heart, Mind & Spirit . Spitz, Elie Kaplan Jewish Lights Publishing 2015 F/M 2016 23 Pinchuck, Chava
Wolf by Wolf Graudin, Ryan Little Brown and Company 2015 M/J 2016 8 Levine, Joyce
Watch Out for Flying Kids! How Two Circuses, Two Countries, and Nine Kids Confront Conflict and Build Community Levinson, Cynthia Peachtree 2015 S/O 2015 37 Rapp, Andrea
Nefesh HaTzimTzum=Contracted Soul Volozhiner, Chaim ben Isaac, Fraenkel, Avinoam Urim 2015 M/J 2016 37 Kohn, Roger S.
Mountains of Israel: A Taste of Heaven, The Lode, Britt, Naki, Yitschak Gefen 2015 F/M 16 16 Pinchuck, Chava
Toldot Yeshu: The Life Story of Jesus. (2 vol.) Meerson, Michael, Schafer, Peter Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism; 159 Mohr Siebeck 2015 S/O 2015 14 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Kindness, a Novel Samson, Polly Bloomsbury 2015 M/J 2016 41 Freiband, Susan
This Is Not a Love Story: A Memoir Brown, Judy Little, Brown and Co. 2015 N/D 2015 15 Pinchuck, Chava
Johann Reuchlin (1455-1522): A Theological Biography Possett, Franz Arbeiten Zur Kirchengeschichte; 129 De Gruyter 2015 S/O 2016 12 Levy, David B
Sammy Spider’s First Taste of Hanukkah: A Cookbook Rouss, Sylvia A. Sammy Spider Kar-Ben 2015 N/D 2015 5 Pastcan, Ben
Mazel Tov! It’s a Boy/Mazel Tov! It’s a Girl Korngold, Jamie S. Life Cycle series Kar-Ben 2015 M/J 15 14-15 Citrin, Rena
Shame Borne in Silence: Spousal Abuse in the Jewish Community. 2nd edition. Twerski, Abraham J. Urim 2015 N/D 2016 22 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Angels at the Gate Thorne, T.K. Cappuccino Books Publishing 2015 F/M 2016 29 Jefferson, Rebecca
Human Nature in Jewish Thought: Judaism’s Case for Why Persons Matter Mittleman, Alan L. Princeton University Press 2015 F/M 2016 16 Finkelman, Yoel
Why Dogs Have Wet Noses Steven, Kenneth Enchanted Lion Books 2015 M/J 2016 4 Bloomfield, Kathy
Jewish and Non-Jewish Spaces in the Urban Context Alina Gromova, Felix Heinert, Sebastian Voigt Neofelis Verlag GmbH 2015 F/M 2017 10 Pinchas Roth
New Kosher: Simple Recipes to Savor & Share Kushner, Kim Weldon Owen 2015 M/J 2016 33 Bibel, Barbara M.
Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948 Halperin, Liora Yale University Press 2015 N/D 2015 21 Cantor, Hallie
Havana Curveball 2015 N/D 2015 10 Pinchuck, Chava
Value of the Particular: Lessons from Judaism and the Modern Jewish Experience: Festschrift for Steven T. Katz on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday Zank, Michael, Anderson, Ingrid Supplements to the Journal of Jewish thought and philosophy; v. 25 Brill 2015 S/O 2016 18 Levy, David B
The Girl in the Torch Sharenow, Robert Harper Collins 2015 N/D 2015 4 Dublin, Anne
Israeli Passion: Love, Jealousy and Crime SISU Entertainment 2015 N/D 2015 46 Bibel, Barbara M.
Courage & Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark Hopkinson, Deborah Scholastic Press 2015 N/D 2016 6 Eskin, Marcie
Meditations at Twilight on Genesis Granatstein, Melvin Urim 2015 F/M 16 11 Share, Ellen
My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers her Family’s Nazi Past . Teege, Jennifer, Sellmair, Nikola, Sommer, Carolin Experimnet 2015 F/M 2016 23 Wolfe, Nira
Serendipity's Footsteps Nelson, Suzanne Alfred A. Knopf 2015 M/J 2016 8-9 Gershowitz, Elissa

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