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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Authorsort descending
Education of a Traitor: Growing Up in Cold War Russia, The Grobman, Svetlana Musings Publishing 2015 F/M 16 11 Cantor, Hallie
Underground in Berlin: A Young Woman’s Extraordinary Tale of Survival in the Heart of Nazi Germany Simon, Marie Jalowicz Little, Brown and Co. 2015 S/O 2016 15 Cantor, Hallie
Assimilated Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, 1940-1943 Person, Katarzyna Syracuse University Press 2014 M/J 15 34-35 Cantor, Hallie
My Rebbe Steinsaltz, Adin Maggid Books 2014 N/D 14 35 Cantor, Hallie
Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948 Halperin, Liora Yale University Press 2015 N/D 2015 21 Cantor, Hallie
Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History Zipperstein, Steven J. Liverlight 2018 M/J 2019 38 Cantor, Hallie
Sharing the Burden: Rabbi Simha Zissel Ziv and the Path of Musar Claussen, Geoffrey D. SUNY Press 2015 N/D 2016 13 Cantor, Hallie
No Justice in Germany: The Breslau Diaries, 1933-1941 Cohn, Willy Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture Stanford University Press 2012 F/M14 28 Cantor, Hallie
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
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.
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.
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.
Changing the Immutable: How Orthodox Judaism rewrites its History Shapiro, Marc B. Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2015 F/M 2016 21 Belinfante, Randall C.
The Arabic Translation and Commentary of Yefet ben ‘Eli the Karaite on the Book of Joshua Robinson, James T. Brill 2014 M/J 15 35-36 Belinfante, Randall C.
. Divine Scapegoats: Demonic Mimesis in Early Jewish Mysticism Orlov, Andrei A. SUNY Press 2015 N/D 2016 19 Belinfante, Randall C.
Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain, The Preston, Paul W. W. Norton & Company 2012 N/D 14 29 Belinfante, Randall C.
Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature Balberg, Mira University of California Press 2017 M/J 2018 21 Belinfante, Randall C.
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.
Jews and Islamic Law in early 20th Century Yemen Wagner, Mark Indiana Series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies Indiana University Press 2014 S/O 2015 21 Belinfante, Randall C.
struggle for Jerusalem and the Holy Land : A new inquiry in the Quran and classic Islamic sources on the people of Israel, their Torah, and their links to the Holy Land, the Dana, Nissim Academic Studies Press 2014 S/O 2015 5 Belinfante, Randall C.
Popularizing Anti-Semitism in Early modern Spain and its Empire: Francisco de Torrejoncillo and the Centinela contr Judios (1674) Soyer, Francois Brill 2014 N/D 2015 34 Belinfante, Randall C.
Beginnings of Ladino Literature: Moses Almosnino and his Readers Borovaya, Olga Indiana University Press 2017 M/J 2018 22 Belinfante, Randall C.
The Gates of Repentance-Shaarei Teshuvah. Rabbeinu Yonah of Gerona Kahn, David Philipp Feldheim 2014 M/J 15 30-31 Belinfante, Randall C.
The Jews of Italy: Antiquity Simonsohn, Shlomo Brill 2014 M/J 15 38-39 Belinfante, Randall C.
Samaritans: A Profile. Pummer, Reinhar Eerdmans 2016 S/O 2016 13 Belinfante, Randall C.
Jewish-Muslim Relations and Migration from Yemen to Palestine in the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Ariel, Ari Brill S/O14 3 Belinfante, Randall C.
Ancient Israel: The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings Alter, Robert Norton 2013 F/M14 23 Share, Ellen
Meditations at Twilight on Genesis Granatstein, Melvin Urim 2015 F/M 16 11 Share, Ellen
Miriam’s Song: The Story of Miriam’s Peretz Shir, Smadar 2016 S/O 2016 15 Share, Ellen
Lost Temple of Israel. rev. ed. Koenigsberg, Zvi Academic Studies Press 2015 S/O 2016 9 Share, Ellen
Jerusalem Stories: Visions of a Holy City SISU Entertainment 2015 N/D 2015 46 Share, Ellen
Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author Wouk, Herman Simon & Schuster 2016 M/J 2016 38 Share, Ellen
Fiddler on the Roof: Based on Sholem Aleichem’s Stories Bock, Jerry, Stein, Joseph, Harnick, Sheldon, Aleichem, Sholem Crown Publishers 2014 S/O 2015 4 Share, Ellen
Jewelry in Israel: Multicultural Diversity 1948 to the Present Fishof, Iris Arnoldsche Art Publishers 2013 N/D 14 18 Share, Ellen
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
And so is the Bus: Jerusalem Stories Birstein, Yossel, Birstein, Margaret, Inbar, Hana, Manaster, Robert Dryad Press 2016 M/J 2016 40 Share, Ellen
Everything You Need to Know about Buying Real Estate in Israel Getter, Shia Getter Group LTD 2014 N/D 14 20 Share, Ellen
Holocaust Memoirs of A Bergen-Belsen Survivor: Classmate of Anne Frank Konig, Nanette Blitz Amsterdam Publishers 2018 M/J 2019 32 Share, Ellen
Shepherd’s Song: Psalm 23 and the Shepherd Metaphor in Jewish Thought Samuel, Michael Leo Kodesh Press 2014 N/D 14 30 Share, Ellen
Max Baer and Barney Ross: Jewish Heroes of Boxing Sussman, Jeffrey Rowman & Littlefield 2017 M/J 2018 32 Share, Ellen
Walter’s Welcome: The Intimate Story of a German-Jewish Family Flight from the Nazis to Peru Echenberg, Eva Neisser, Rasminsky, Judy Sklar Skyhorse Publishing 2018 M/J 2018 23 Share, Ellen
Herod the Great: Statesman, Visionary, Tyrant Gelb, Norman Rowman & Littlefield 2013 S/O14 12 Share, Ellen
Kabbalat Shabbat: The Great Unification Band, Debra, Scheindlin, Raymond P. Honeybee in the Garden 2016 F/M 2017 4 Share, Ellen
Single Handed: The Inspiring True Story of Tibor “Teddy” Rubin—Holocaust Survivor, Korean War Hero, and Medal of Honor Recipient Cohen, Daniel Berkley Publishing 2015 N/D 2015 16 Share, Ellen
This Is Israel: Pictorial Guiden and Souvenir Beecham, Naomi Palphot Ltd. 2013 S/O14 4 Share, Ellen
Progressive Minds, Conservative Politics: Leo Strauss's Later Writing son Maimonides Tepper, Aryeh State University of New York Press 2013 S/O14 22 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Woody on Rye: Jewishness in the Films and Plays of Woody Allen Brook, Vincent and Marat Grinberg, eds. Brandeis University Press S/O14 6 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron Shindler, Colin Cambridge University Press 2015 F/M 2016 22 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Theodor Herzl: A New Reading Weisz, George Yitshak Gefen 2013 S/O14 25 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Jews Against Themselves Alexander, Edward Transaction Publishers 2015 N/D 2015 13 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory Wright, Jacob L. Cambridge University Press 2014 N/D 14 35 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Fields of Exile Gold, Nora Dundurn 2014 M/J 15 43 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Sa’adyah Gaon Brody, Robert, Rosenberg, Betsy Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2013 F/M14 26 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Anonymous Soldiers: the Struggle for Israel 1917-1947 Hoffman, Bruce Alfred A. Knopf 2015 M/J 15 29 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
John Lennon and the Jews: a Philosophical Rampage Maghen, Ze'ev Toby Press 2014 N/D 2015 26 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
God versus Gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry Klein, Reuven Chaim Mosaica Press 2018 M/J 2019 31-32 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
The Virtue of Nationalism Hazony, Yoram Basic Books 2018 F/M 2019 4-5 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
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
Hebrew Fascism in Palestine, 1922-1942 Tamir, Dan Palgrave Macmillan 2018 N/D 2018 33-34 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
. Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism Berman, Joshua Oxford University Press 2017 M/J 2018 22 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Victory of Zionism: Reclaiming the Narrative about Israel’s Domestic, Regional, and International Challenges, The Navon, Emmanuel CreateSpace 2014 N/D 2015 27 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Yosef Haim Brenner: A Life Shapira, Anita Stanford University Press 2015 M/J 15 38 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Dream of Zion: The Story of the First Zionist Congress Epstein, Lawrence J. Rowman & Littlefield 2016 S/O 2016 6 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
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
Rethinking the Messianic Idea in Judaism. Morgan, Michael L., Weitzman, Steven Indiana University Press 2015 S/O 2015 14 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Recovering a Voice: West European Jewish Communities after the Holocaust Zakheim, Dov S. Maggid Books 2016 N/D 2016 23 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Nietzsche’s Jewish Problem: Between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Judaism Holub, Robert C Princeton University Press 2016 M/J 2016 31 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Zionism and Judaism: a New Theory Novak, David Cambridge University Press 2015 S/O 2015 16 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Tanakh: An Owner’s Manual: Authorship, Canonization, Masoretic Text, Exegesis. Modern Scholarship, and Pedagogy Sokolow, Moshe Ktav 2015 M/J 15 40 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Mother India Reich, Tova Syracuse University Press 2018 M/J 2019 40-41 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Vladimir Jabotinsky’s Story of My Life Jabotinsky, Vladimir, Horowitz, Brian, Katsis, Leonid Wayne State University Press 2016 M/J 2016 31 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Anti-Semitism and its Metaphysical Origins. Patterson, David Cambridge University Press 2015 S/O 2015 16 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Jesus Reclaimed: Jewish Perspectives on the Nazarene Homolka, Walter Berghahn Books 2015 S/O 2015 9 Quinn, Arthur G.
The Bible's Many Voices Carasik, Michael Jewish Publication Society S/O14 7 Quinn, Arthur G.
Seeking Shalom: the Journey to Right Relationship Between Catholics and Jews Cunningham, Philip A. William B. Eerdmans 2015 6 Quinn, Arthur G.
Many Faces of Herod the Great Marshak, Adam Kolman William B. Eerdmans 2015 M/J 2016 33 Quinn, Arthur G.
Apocalypse, Prophecy and Pseudepigraphy: on Jewish Apocalyptic Literature Collins, John J. William B. Eerdmans 2015 N/D 2016 13-14 Quinn, Arthur G.
Am I My Body's Keeper? Torah, Science, Diet and Fitness- for Life. Kaufman, Michael Urim 2018 N/D 2018 29 Quinn, Arthur G.
And Every Single One Was Someone Chernofsky, Phil Gefen 2013 S/O14 7 Cutrone, John
Fabric of Religious Life in Medieval Ashkenaz (1000-1300). Woolf, Jeffrey Brill 2015 M/J 2016 37 Tesler, David
Judeans and Jews: Four Faces of Dichotomy in Ancient Jewish History Schwartz, Daniel University of Toronto Press 2014 N/D 2015 30 Tesler, David
Orthodoxy in American Judaism; The Era of Rabbi Leo Jung Jacobson, Maxine Academic Studies Press 2016 N/D 2016 18 Tesler, David
On the Relationship of Mitzvot Between Man and His Neighbor and Man and His Maker Sperber, Daniel Urim 2014 N/D 14 34 Tesler, David
Ruth: From Alienation to Monarchy. Ziegler, Yael Maggid Books 2015 N/D 2015 40 Tesler, David
Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution Mirsky, Yehuda Yale University Press 2014 N/D 14 27 Tesler, David
Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe, The Petrovsky-Shtern, Yohanan Princeton University Press 2014 N/D 14 28 Tesler, David
Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland Dynner, Glenn Oxford University Press 2013 S/O14 9 Tesler, David
Leadership and Conflict, Tensions in Medieval and Early Modern Jewish History and Culture Saperstein, Marc The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2014 M/J 15 37 Tesler, David
ilkhot Mo’adim, Understanding the Laws of the Festivals Brofsky, David Koren 2011 F/M14 26 Tesler, David
Joshua: The Challenge of the Promised Land Hattin, Michael Maggid Books 2014 N/D 2015 21 Tesler, David
The Medieval Haggadah Anthology with the Commentary of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. Holzer, David Holzer Seforim 2014 M/J 15 29-30 Tesler, David
Creation, Covenant, and the Beginnings of Judaism: Reconceiving Historical Time in the Second Temple Period Mermelstein, Ari Brill Academic Publishers 2014 N/D 2015 27 Tesler, David
Oxford Handbook of the Psalms, The Brown, William P. Oxford University Press 2014 M/J 15 21-22 Tesler, David
The Codification of Jewish Law and an Introduction to the Jurisprudence of the Mishna Berura Broyde, J. Michael, Bedzow, Ira Academic Studies Press 2014 M/J 15 22 Tesler, David
Collected Essays II Soloveitchik, Haym The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2014 M/J 15 39 Tesler, David
Catch the Jews! Tenenbom, Tuvia Gefen 2015 N/D 2015 36 Tesler, David
Jewish Hermeneutical Theology Fishbane, Michael Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers; 14 Brill 2015 N/D 2016 15 Tesler, David
Judaism in Transition; How Economic Choices Shape Religious Tradition Chiswick, Carmel U. Stanford University Press 2014 N/D 14 14 Tesler, David
Faith: Jewish Perspectives Schwartz, Dov, Sagi, Avi Academic Studies Press 2013 N/D 14 31 Tesler, David

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