Book Review Index


Please note that this index does not link to the full text of the book reviews.
Digital copies of AJL Reviews are available back to the Nov/Dec 2007 issue of the AJL Newsletter.
Earlier print back issues are housed in Cincinnati, OH at the Hebrew Union College Library.

Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Authorsort descending
Joseph and Annas Time Capsule Burstein, Chaya M. N/D 84 7
Silence, Simplicity and Solitude: A Guide for Spiritual Retreat Cooper, David A. Bell Tower 1992 N/D 92 23
Torah and Judaism, The Cato, Vivienne Sacred Texts Series Smart Apple Media 2003 M/J 05 27
O My America Kaplan, Johannna F/M 81 5
Raisins and Almonds: A Phyrne Fisher Mystery Greenwood, Kerry Poisoned Pen Press 2007 S/O 08 41986
Would You Salute?: One Childs Story of the Holocaust Steele, D. Kelley, Rickenbaker, Becky Hyatt Hidden Path 2006 F/M 07 15
In the Synagogue Wikler, Madeline, Groner, Judy, Schanzer, Roz San Val 1991 S/O 91 22
Classic Tales, The Frankel, Ellen Aronson 1989 N/D 89 12
Eight Tales for Eight Nights Schram, Peninnah N/D 81 12
Animals and the Ark, The Kuskin, Karla, Grejniec, Michael Atheneum 2002 M/J 02 19
Living Kaddish: Incredible and Inspiring Stories Zweig, Gedalia Targum 2007 F/M 08 46
Girl in the Check Coat: Survival in Nazi-Occupied Poland and a New Life in Australia, The Winecki, Christine The Library of Holocaust Testimonies Vallentine Mitchell 2007 F/M 08 45
Jewish Students Guide to American Colleges, The Goldberg, Lee, Goldberg, Lana Shapolsky 1989 M/J 89 9
Setting Up a Library: How to Begin or Begin Again (2nd rev. ed.) Smith, Ruth S. CSLA Guide #1 Church and Synagogue Library Association Publication 1994 F/M 95 10
Theodore Bikel Sings More Jewish Folk Songs Bainbridge Entertainment N/D 93 16
Neppi Modona Diaries: Reading Jewish Survival Through My Italian Family, The Cohen, Kate Univ. Press of New England 1997 M/J 97 3
Prickly Pear: A Sabra in Two Worlds, The Ben-Ishai, Anat Langdon Street Press 2008 M/J 09 18
Whitechapel / Vaytshepl, Mayn Vaytshepl (AUDIO) Klezmer Klub Klezmer Records 2009 N/D 10 26
I Am An Orthodox Jew Greene, Laura O 79 8
Castle on Hester Street, The Heller, Linda, Boris Kulikov Simon & Schuster 2007 N/D 07 8
Deviancy in Early Rabbinic Literature: A Collection of Socio-Anthropological Essays Fishbane, Simcha The Brill Reference Library of Judaism Brill 2007 S/O 08 33
Acting Jewish: Negotiating Ethnicity on the Americna Stage and Screen Bial, Henry University of Michigan Press 2005 F/M 06 29
Lessons from the Bubbe and Zayde Tree Ruben, Pamela, Nelson, Douglas Pepperypress 2006 F/M 07 17
Friday Night and Beyond: The Shabbat Experience Step by Step Palatnik, Lori Aronson 1994 S/O 94 41860
Jewish Derrida, The Ofrat, Gideon, Kidron, Peretz Syracuse University Press 2001 F/M 03 36-37
Sanctuary Kellerman, Faye Morrow 1994 N/D 94 41955
Sweet Passover, A Newman, Leslea, Slonim, David Abrams 2012 M/J 12 1
My Brothers Bar Mitzvah Gallan, Janet, Avishai, Susan Kar-Ben 1990 F/M 91 23
Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East Barber, Nicola World Almanac Library of the Middle East Series World Almanac Library 2007 N/D 07 20
Way into Tikkun Olam, The Dorff, Elliot N. Repairing the World Jewish Lights Publishing 2005 M/J 06 25
History, Religion and Anti-Semitism Langmuir, Gavni I. University of California Press 1990 M/J 91 13-14
Fire in His Soul: Irving M. Bunim, 1900-1980: The Man and His Impact on American Orthodox Jewry, A Bunim, Amos Feldheim 1989 N/D 89 10
Between Two Worlds: A Cultural History of German-Jewish Writers Kahn, Luther, Hook, Donald D. Iowa State University Press 1993 N/D 94 7
Misha: A Memoir of the Holocaust Years Defonseca, Misha Ivy Press 1997 S/O 97 41797
Hearing the Call across Traditions: Readings on Faith and Service Davis, Adam Skylight Paths 2009 N/D 10 18
Kingdom of Singing Birds, The Aroner, Miriam, Haas, Shelly O. Kar-Ben 1993 S/O 93 22
Stone Lamp, The Hesse, Karen, Pinkney, Brian Hyperion 2003 F/M 04 35
Understanding the Holy Land: Answering Questions about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Frank, Mitch Viking 2005 S/O 05 18
Out of Babylon: The Music of Baghdadi-Jewish Migrations into Asia and Beyond (AUDIO) Celestial Harmonies 2007 F/M 08 49
River and the Stone: Moses Early Years in Egypt, The Jenks, Kathleen E. P. Dutton 1977 Sp77 28
Its Israels Birthday! Dietrick, Ellen, Cohen, Tod Kar-Ben 2008 F/M 08 8
Book of Psalms in Plain English: A Contemporary Reading of Tehillim, The Lichtenstein, Aaron Urim 2006 M/J 07 27-28
Cultural Writings of Franz Rosenzweig Rozenzweig, Franz, Galli, Barbara E. Syracuse University Press 2000 F/M 01 10
Every Story Has a Soul Blitz, Shumuel, Katz, Tova Artscroll Youth Series Mesorah 2006 M/J 07 17
Azarel Pap, Karoly, Olchvary, Paul Steerforth 2001 F/M 02 30-31
Matzah Meals: A Passover Cookbook for Kids (rev. ed.) Tabs, Barbara, Steinberg, Judy, Hauser, B. Kar-Ben 2004 M/J 04 31-32
Habibi Nye, Naomi Shihab Simon & Schuster 1997 M/J 98 22-23
Journey to the End of the Millennium, A Yehoshua, A. B. Harcourt Inc. 1998 S/O 00 35
Six Day War, The Broyles, Matthew War and Conflict in the Middle East Series Rosen 2004 S/O 04 50-51
Touch of the Sacred, A: A Theologians Informal Guide to Jewish Belief Borowitz, Eugene B., Schwartz, Frances W. Jewish Lights Publishing 2007 N/D 08 11
Old Brown Suitcase, The: a Teenager’s Story of War and Peace Boraks-Nemetz, Lillian Ben-Simon 1994 F/M 95 11
Real Complete Jewish Party, The (AUDIO) World Wide Success Records M/J 93 19
Year of Goodbyes; A True Story of Friendship, Family, and Farewells, The Levy, Debbie Disney Hyperion 2010 M/J 10 17
Inside the Concentration Camps: Eyewitness Accoutns of Life in Hitlers Death Camps Aroneanu, Eugene, Whissen, Thomas Greenwood 1996 F/M 97 17
Code Name Christine Clouet: A Woman in the French Resistance Chevrillon, Claire, Stott, Jane Kietly Texas A&M University Press 1995 N/D 95 11
Elie Wiesel: Bearing Witness Paralser, Michael Millbrook 1994 M/J 95 18
Anne Frank Beyond the Diary Van Der Rol, Ruud, Verhoeven, Rian Viking F/M 94 14
Looking Back, Going Forward: New and Selected Poems Taube, Herman Dryad Press 2002 S/O 03 15
God Around Us: A Childs Garden of Prayer, The (rev. ed.) Brichto, Mira Pollak, Alko, Selina UAHC 1999 S/O 99 16
Jewish War: and, The Victory, The Grynberg, Henryk, Wieniewska, Celina, Lourie, Richard Northwestern University Press 2001 F/M 02 21
Sfas Emes: The Life and Teachings of Rabbi Yehuda Aryeh Leib Alter, The Braun, Moshe A. Aronson 1998 N/D 99 7
Third Base for Life: A Memoir of Fathers, Sons, and Baseball Berkowitz, Joshua Vantage Point Books 2012 S/O12 25
New Jew in Film: Exploring Jewishness and Judaism in Contemporary Cinema, The Abrams, Nathan Rutgers University Press 2012 FM13 17
Proestants, Catholics, and Jews in Germany, 1800-1914 Smith, Helmut Walser Berg 2001 F/M 03 38-39
Whole Megillah, The Silberman, Shoshana Kar-Ben 1990 M/J 91 16
I Love Hanukah Hirsh, Marilyn N/D 84 6
Certain Magic, A Orgel, Doris Dial 1976 F/M 92 20
Dictionary of the Holocaust: Biography, Geography, and Terminology Epstein, Eric Joseph, Rosen, Philip Greenwood 1997 S/O 98 41828
Adventures of the Gimmel Gang: Triple Trouble, The Calanitte Gimmel Gang Series Israel Book Shop 2007 F/M 08 12
Lets Go to Shul Benenfeld, Rikki Hachai 2002 M/J 02 22
From Empathy to Denial: Arab Responses to the Holocaust Litvak, Meir, Webman, Esther Columbia University Press 2009 N/D 09 23
Jewish Festivals Cookbook Randall, Ronne, Mukhida, Zul Holiday Cookbooks from Around the World series Raintree Steck-Vaughn 2001 S/O 01 37
Saving the Children: History of the Organized Effort to Rescue Jewish Children in the Netherlands, 1942-1945 Flim, Bert Jan CDL Press 2005 S/O 06 37
Taking the Fruit Zones, Jane Sprague F/M 82 9
My First Hebrew Word Book Groner, Judyth Saypol, Wikler, Madeline, Marzel, Pepi Kar-Ben 2005 N/D 05 16
Philo of Alexandria F/M 82 9
We Shall Live: Yiddish Songs of the Holocaust (AUDIO) Zim, Paul American Society for Yad Vashem 1990 S/O 94 12
Holocaust and the War of Ideas, The Alexander, Edward Transaction 1995 N/D 95 11
First Rain Herman, Charlotte, Mitter, Kathryn Albert Whitman 2010 F/M 10 16
Bible Folding Stories: Old Testament Stories and Paperfolding Together As One Kallvig, Christine Petrell, Skarl, Eric Storytime Ink International 1993 F/M 94 14
Modern Jewish Ethics Fox, Marvin Ohio State University Press 1976 W77 26
Hebrew Melodies of the Romantic Era (AUDIO) Durin, Isabelle, Ertzeheid, Michael Jade Music 2008 S/O 08 34
Kosher Christmas: Tis the Season to Be Jewish, A Plaut, Joshua Eli Rutgers University Press 2012 FM13 34
Story About Mr. Silberstein, A Josephson, Erland, Greenwald, Roger Northwestern University Press 1995 S/O 96 15
Uprising Haddix, Margaret Peterson Simon & Schuster 2007 F/M 08 13
Oy Way: Following the Path of Most Resistance, The Gotliffe, Harvey Cogitator Publications 2012 S/O12 32
Rooftop Secrets and Other Stories of Antisemitism Bush, Lawrence, Lemelman, Martin, Vorspan, Albert Union of American Hebrew Congregations 1986 N/D 86 7
Jacob: Unexpected Patriarch Zakovitch, Yair Yale University Press 2012 N/D12 40
Boy from Seville, The Orgard, Dorit, Katz, Avi Kar-Ben 2007 S/O 07 16-17
Dance Around the Fire Cone, Molly Houghton-Mifflin 1974 D 74 27
Exodus 1947 Holly, David C. Naval Institute Press 1995 F/M 96 8
Balm in Gilead Levin, Martin Schocken Books 1974 Ap 74 25-26
Medical Ethics Zwerin, Raymond A. M/J 83 8
ha-Migdal Nifrak: Hidushe Milim shel Yeladim ve-Nituham (The Tower Falled [sic!]: Words Innovations Created by Children, and Their Analysis) Segal, Michael Mekhon Mofet 2012 M/J 12 40-41
Judaica Reference Sources: a Selective, Annotated Bibliographic Guide (3rd ed) Cutter, Charles Libraries Unlimited 2004 S/O 04 15
Smoke Over Birkenau Millu, Liana, Schwartz, Lynne Sharon JPS 1991 M/J 92 17
Tradition in the Public Square: A David Novak Reader Novak, David, Rashkover, Randi, Kavka, Martin Eerdmans 2008 S/O 08 34
On Her Way Home: A Novel Rochlin, Harriet Fithian Press S/O 01 24, 31
Recommendation Whether to Confiscate, Destroy, and Burn All Jewish Books: A Classic Treatise Against Anti-Semitism Reuchlin, Johann, Wortsman, Peter Paulist Press 2000 F/M 01 8
Yesterday: A Memoir of a Russian Jewish Family Zunser, Miriam Shomer, Leider, Emily Wortis Harper & Row 1978 Sp79 25