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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Authorsort descending
World Full of Strangers, A Freeman, Cynthia Arbor House 1975 Sp76 22
JPS Torah Commentary Sarna, Nahum M. F/M 90 17
Moishes Miracle Melmed, Laura Krauss, Slonim, David HarperCollins 2000 F/M 01 16
Poetry with a Purpose: Biblical Poetics and Interpretation Fisch, Harold Indiana University Press 1990 M/J 91 9
Shut Up, Im Talking and Other Diplomacy Lessons I Learned in the Israeli Government: A Memoir Levey, Gregory Free Press 2008 S/O 08 21-22
Dear Tree: A Tu BShvat Wish Weber, Doba Rivka, Saroff, Phyllis Hachai 2010 F/M 10 13
Jewish Cooking in America Nathan, Joan Knopf 1994 M/J 94 9
Understanding Jewish Ethics Freund, Richard A. EM Text 1990 M/J 91 41923
Castles Burning: A Childs Life in War Denes, Magda Norton 1997 S/O 97 28
Ideology and Jewish Identity in Israeli and American Literature Budick, Emily Miller SUNY Series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture SUNY Press 2001 M/J 02 10
Good Arabs: The Israeli Security Agencies and Israeli Arabs, 1948-1967 Cohen, Hillel, Watzman, Haim University of California Press 2010 N/D 10 17
By Blood and Fire Clarke, Thurston S/O 81 13
Faraway Land, A Thor, Annika, Schenck, Linda Delacorte Press 2009 N/D 09 14-15
At the Wall Agam, Ron Gefen 1998 S/O 98 6
Letters from Jerusalem 1947-1948 Porath, Zipporah Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel 1987 S/O 88 8
No Place of Rest: Jewish Literature, Expulsion, and the Memory of Medieval France Einbinder, Susan L. University of Pennsylvania Press 2009 M/J 09 19, 21
Remnant, The Simchovich, Simcha Mosaic Press 1999 N/D 99 16-17
Survivor, The: An Anatomy of Life in the Death Camps Des Pres., Terrence Oxford University Press 1976 W76 18
Esther Day, Linda M. Abingdon Old Testament Commentaires Abingdon Press 2005 M/J 06 25
Why Didnt I Learn This in Hebrew School? Segal, Eliezer Aronson 1999 M/J 00 15
Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times, The Stillman, Norman A. JPS 1991 S/O 91 20
Metsudah Chumash / Rashi Genesis: A New Linear Translation David, Avrohom, Kleinkaufman, Avrohom Ktav F/M 92 19
People and the Promise, The Synge, Ursula Phillips 1974 W75 29
Shabbat Shalom Weisman, Yaffa M/J 89 11
Cultural Writings of Franz Rosenzweig Rozenzweig, Franz, Galli, Barbara E. Syracuse University Press 2000 F/M 01 10
Jar of Fools: Eight Hanukkah Stories from Chelm, The Kimmel, Eric A., Gerstein, Mordicai Holiday House 2000 N/D 00 16
Treasure in the Tiny Blue Tin, The Ducharme, Dede Texas Christian University Press 1998 F/M 99 17
Hot Pursuit: Murder in Mississippi Deutsch, Stacia, Cohon, Rhody, Orback, Craig Kar-Ben 2010 M/J 10 9
Ghost of Hannah Mendes, The Ragen, Naomi Simon & Schuster 1998 N/D 98 12
Book Thief, The Zusak, Markus Knopf 2006 S/O 06 10
Every Second Counts: True Stories from Israel Oestermann, Richard, Stenge, Margrit Rosenberg Gefen 2006 F/M 07 34
Answered Prayer and Other Yemenite Folktales, The Gold, Sharlya, Caspi, Michael Maswan, Wunsch, Marjory JPS 1990 S/O 90 12
Last Sunrise, The Gordon, Harold H & I Publishing 1992 S/O 93 18-19
Nazi and Gold: The Full Story of the Fifty-Year Swiss-Nazi Conspiracy to Steal Billions from Europes Jews and Holocaust Survivors Bower, Tom HarperCollins 1997 M/J 97 17
Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europes Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War, The Nicholas, Lynn H. Knopf 1994 N/D 95 12
Story of Giraffe, The Pigni, Guido Front Street 2007 F/M 08 11
Ellis Island: An Interactive History Adventure Burgan, Michael You Choose Books 2014 N/D13 1
When Grandpa Came to Stay Caseley, Judith Greenwillow Books 1986 S/O 86 10
Jewish Spirituality: Hope and Redemption Gewirtz, Leonard B. M/J 87 3
Mascot, The: The Extraordinary Story of a Young Jewish Boy and an SS Extermination Squad Kurzem, Mark Rider 2007 N/D 08 16
Painful Echoes … Poems of the Holocaust Gurdus, Luba Krugman Schocken 1985 S/O 85 4
Secret of Priests Grotto, The Taylor, Peter Lane, Nicola, Christos Kar-Ben 2007 F/M 07 6
Confrontation at Concordia (VIDEO) Himel, Martin Alden Films 2003 S/O 04 10
Israel and the European Left: Between Solidarity and Delegitimization Shindler, Colin Continuum 2012 S/O13 41
Haydns Jews: Representation and Reception on the Operatic Stage Clark, Caryl Cambridge University Press 2009 M/J 10 30
To Everything There is a Season: Verses from Ecclesiastes Dillon, Leo, Dillon, Diane The Blue Sky Press 1998 F/M 99 16-17
History of the Marranos, A, 3rd ed. Roth, Cecil Schocken Books 1958 Sp 75 27
From Phenomenology to Existentialism: The Philosophy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (vol. 2) Schwartz, Dov, Stein, Batya Supplements to the Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy; 19 Brill 2013 S/O13 38
Binding of Isaac: Religious Murders and Kabbalah, The Bodoff, Lippman Devora 2005 M/J 06 24
Ambiguity, Coping and Governance: Israeli Experiences in Politics, Religion and Policymaking Sharkansky, Ira Praeger 1999 S/O 00 20
Kibbutz Members Study Kibbutz Children Lavi, Zvi Greenwood 1990 F/M 91 18
My Glorious Brohters Fast, Howard Bonim 1977 Sp78 25
Purim Parade, The Groner, Judy, Wikler, Madeline, Kahn, Katherine Janus Kar-Ben 1986 N/D 86 7
Sound the Shofar: The Story and Meaning of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Chaikin, Miriam, Weihs, Erika Clarion Books 1986 N/D 86 8
Dream Come True, A Ben-Yehuda, Eliezer Modern Hebrew Classics Westview Press 1993 F/M 94 7
Warburgs, The: The Story of a Family Farrar, David Stein & Day 1975 W75 28
Christmas Tapestry Polacco, Patricia Philomel 2002 F/M 03 44-45
Infiltration Kenaz, Yehoshua, Bilu, Dalya Zaland Books 2003 N/D 03 9
Hannah is a Palindrome Skolsky, Mindy Warshaw, Weinhaus, Karen Ann Harper 1980 W80 9
Heinz Kohut: The Making of a Psychoanalyst Strozier, Charles B. Farrar 2001 F/M 02 28
For the Love of Israel: The Holy Land from Past to Present - A Primer for Tayarim, Tallmidim, Vatikim, Noodnikim, and Dreamers Lowenstein, Steven M. Triump Books 2012 M/J13 11
Belonging McNeish, James F/M 81 6
Loneks Journey: The True Story of a Boys Escape to Freedom Whiteman, Dorit Bader Star Bright Books 2005 M/J 06 18
On Stage, Off Stage: Memories of a Lifetime in the Yiddish Theatre Kadison, Luba, Buloff, Joseph, Genn, Irving Harvard University Press 1992 M/J 93 13
Running Fiercely Toward a High Thin Sound Katz, Judith Firebrand Books 1992 S/O 93 16
Terrible/Wonderful Day, The Ganz, Yaffa, Taub, Y. E. Feldheim 1987 F/M 87 41828
Acting Jewish: Negotiating Ethnicity on the Americna Stage and Screen Bial, Henry University of Michigan Press 2005 F/M 06 29
Writing on the Wall, The Garfield, Leon N/D 83 9
Judaism and the Interpretation of Scripture: Introduction to the Rabbinic Midrash Neusner, Jacob Hendrickson 2004 S/O 05 49-50
Moroccan, The Haddad, C. A. Harper & Row 1975 W76 17
Poppy Seeds Too: A Twisted Tale for Shabbat Miller, Deborah University S/O 87 8
Simple Servant: A Chasidic Discourse, The Schneersohn, Shalom Dov Baer, Marcus, Yosef Kehot Publication Society 2008 M/J 09 28-29
Desert and Shepherd in Our Biblical Heritage Hareuveni, Nogah Neot Kedumim 1991 N/D 92 23-24
Jewish Gardening Cookbook: Growing Plants and Cooking for Holidays and Festivals, The Brown, Michael Jewish Lights Publishing 1998 M/J 99 41765
Untold History of Israel, The Derogy, Jacques Ma 80 6
Chaim Weizmann Amdur, Richard World Leader Series Chelsea House 1988 N/D 88 9
Im O.K. Youre a Pain in the Neck Vorspan, Albert Doubleday 1976 Sp77 29
Grammatical Concepts 101 for Biblical Hebrew: Learning Biblical Hebrew Grammatical Concepts Through English Grammar Long, Gary A. Hendrickson 2002 F/M 03 36
Fifth Mountain, The Coelho, Paulo, Landers, Clifford E. HarperCollins 1998 M/J 98 18
Baby Babka, the Gorgeous Genius Zalben, Jane Breskin, Chess, Victoria Clarion 2004 S/O 04 53
Liebermans Choice Kaminsky, Stuart M. St. Martin's 1993 S/O 93 16
Nobody Knows the Truffles Ive Seen Lang, George Knopf 1998 N/D 98 8
Resurrecting Hebrew Stavans, Ilan Nextbook-Schocken 2008 N/D 08 21
Taking Hold of Torah: Jewish Commitment and Community in America Eisen, A. M. Heleen and Martin Schwartz Lectures in Jewish Studies, 1996 Indiana University Press 1997 S/O 00 11
Wineglass, The: A Passover Story Rsten, Norman, Zemach, Kaethe Walker 1978 W78 28
Jews of Tin Pan Alley, The Kanter, Kenneth Aaron S/O 82 7
Mikra and Meaning: Studies in Bible and its Interpretation Helfgot, Nathaniel Maggid Books 2012 S/O13 30
Pharaohs Daughter Lester, Julius Silver Whistle 2000 S/O 00 37-38
Shalom, Salaam, Peace Bogot, Howard I., Jarrar, Faruk, Or, Amir CCAR Press 1999 S/O 00 35
Dancing on Tisha B’Av Raphael, Lev St. Martin’s 1990 F/M 91 21
Jerusalem: A Neighborhood Street Guide Shudofsky, Chanoch Devorah 2008 N/D 08 20-21
Troubled Waters Aronson, Michael I. University of Pittsburgh Press 1990 N/D 91 11
How Strange It Seems: The Cultural Life of Jews in Small-Town New England Hoberman, Michael University of Massachusetts Press 2008 F/M 09 11
Glossary of Jewish Life, A Olitzky, Kerry M., Isaacs, Ronald H. Aronson 1992 S/O 92 20
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers Strike of 1909 Markel, Michelle, Sweet, Melissa HarperCollins 2013 FM13 3-4
Expecting Miracles: Finding Meaning and Spirituality in Pregnancy Through Judaism Weisberg, Chana Urim 2004 F/M 05 25
Arab-Israeli Conflict, The Worth, Richard Marshall Cavendish 2007 M/J 07 16
Learning Talmud: A Guide to Talmud Terminology and Rashi Commentary Berman, Scot A. Aronson 1997 S/O 97 6
Never-Ending Tale: Illustrated Parables of the Baal Shem Tov and His Disciples, A Pollack, Gadi, Kornblau, Yitzchok Feldheim 2009 S/O 09 22-23
Rebbe Mendel Presents: A Home on the Hill Sternfeld, Nathan, Bichman, David, Bloom, Sandy Feldheim 2006 F/M 07 41923

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