Book Review Index

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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Authorsort descending
Elisha Davidson and the Ispaklaria Attar, M.R. Elisha Davidson series Menorah Books 2015 M/J 2016 7-8 Feit, Shelly
Rachel’s Promise Sanders, Shelly Second Story Press 2013 F/M14 8 Heather Lenson
End of the Line, The McKay, Sharon Annick Press 2014 N/D 14 8
How It's Made: Torah Scroll Ofanansky, Allison, Alpern, Eliyahu Apples and Honey Press 2016 S/O 2016 37-38 Lisa Silverman
Unlearning With Hannah Arendt Knott, Marie Luise Other Press 2014 S/O 2015 11 Merowitz, Morton J.
Legacy of Liberal Judaism: Ernst Cassirer and Hannah Arendt’s Hidden Conversation, The Curthoy, Ned Berghahn Books 2013 N/D 14 15 Merowitz, Morton J.
From Nuremberg to Hollywood: The Holocaust and the Courtroom in American Fictive Film. Jordan, James Vallentine Mitchell 2016 M/J 2016 31 Schutzman, Laura
Daughter Who Got Away, The Freedman, Leora Yotzeret Publishing 2016 F/M 2016 28 Schutzman, Laura
Jewish in America: Living George Washington's Promise Rubin, Richard R. Park International Publishing 2016 F/ M 2017 19 Schutzman, Laura
The Sweetness: A Novel Berger, Sande Boritz She Writes Press 2014 M/J 15 42 Schutzman, Laura
Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice at Krausenstrasse 17/18 Berlin Gold, Dina Ankerwycke 2015 F/ M 2017 8 Schutzman, Laura
Aishes Chayil Song: Discover how each verse illuminates a unique and exceptional Woman of Valor from Tanach, The Tropper, Yosef CreateSpace 2014 S/O 2015 21 Schutzman, Laura
Aishes Chayil Song: Discover how each verse illuminates a unique and exceptional Woman of Valor from Tanach, The Tropper, Yosef CreateSpace 2014 S/O 2015 21 Schutzman, Laura
Barren Island Zoref, Harris New Issues Poetry and Prose 2017 M/J 2018 39 Schutzman, Laura
Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street, The Gilman, Susan Jane Grand Central Publishing 2014 N/D 14 38 Schutzman, Laura
Dairy Made Easy: Triple Tested Recipes for Every Day Schapira, Leah, Dwek, Victoria Mesorah 2014 N/D 14 30 Schutzman, Laura
Return to Zion: The History of Modern Israel Gartman, Eric Jewish Publication Society 2015 S/O 2016 6 Schutzman, Laura
I Didn’t Tell Them Anything: The Wartime Secrets of An American Girl Rieger, Aleena Sunpetal Books 2015 f/ 19 Schutzman, Laura
Early One Morning Baily, Virginia Little Brown and Company 2015 F/M 2016 26 Gremillion, Yossi
Come Back for Me Hart-Green, Sharon New Jewish Press 2017 M/J 2018 35 Gremillion, Yossi
To Cross the Line with a Bridge. Belmont, Yemima Rabbeinu Publishers 2015 F/M 16 4 Gremillion, Yossi
Strangers in Budapest Keener, Jessica Algonquin Books 2017 M/J 2018 36 Gremillion, Yossi
Safekeeping Hope, Jessamyn Fig Tree Books 2014 N/D 2015 42 Gremillion, Yossi
Enchantress: A Novel of Rav Hisda’s Daughter Anton, Maggie Plume 2014 N/D 14 36 Gremillion, Yossi
I Pity the Poor Immigrant Lazar, Zachary Little Brown and Company 2014 M/J 15 43-44 Gremillion, Yossi
The Sea Beach Line Nadler, Ben Fig Tree Books 2014 N/D 2015 43 Gremillion, Yossi
Mannequin Girl Litman, Ellen W. W. Norton & Company 2014 M/J 15 44 Gremillion, Yossi
Prayers for the Living Cheuse, Alan Fig Tree Books 2014 S/O 2015 23 Gremillion, Yossi
The Princess of Dan Nadborny-Burgeman, Nechama Sarah Gila Menorah Books 2014 M/J 15 44 Gremillion, Yossi
The Pawnbroker Fig Tree Books 2015 N/D 2015 44 Gremillion, Yossi
Fields of Exile Gold, Nora Dundurn 2014 N/D 14 40 Gremillion, Yossi
Compulsion: A Novel. Levin, Meyer Fig Tree Books 2015 S/O 2015 24 Gremillion, Yossi
All Russians Love Birch Trees Grjasnowa, Olga Other Press 2014 N/D 14 40 Gremillion, Yossi
Shlepping the Exile Wex, Michael St. Martin’s Press 2014 M/J 15 45 Gremillion, Yossi
Here I Am Foer, Jonathan Safran Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2016 N/D 2016 24 Gremillion, Yossi
Book of Stone, The Papernick, Jonathan Fig Tree Books 2015 S/O 2015 25 Gremillion, Yossi
Israeli Passion: Love, Jealousy and Crime SISU Entertainment 2015 N/D 2015 46 Bibel, Barbara M.
Bible on Location: Off the Beaten Path in Ancient & Modern Israel, The Baretz, Julie Jewish Publication Society 2015 F/M 16 4 Bibel, Barbara M.
Inspired by a True Story: Isaac Karmon, Robert Pleasure Boat Studio 2017 M/J 2018 36 Bibel, Barbara M.
From Krakow to Berkeley: Coming Out of Hiding. An Immigrant's Search for Identity and Belonging Rabkin, Anna Valentine Mitchell 2018 N/D 2018 31 Bibel, Barbara M.
Jewish Medical Resistance in the Holocaust Grodin, Michael A. Berghahn Books 2014 M/J 15 26 Bibel, Barbara M.
How the Other Half Looks: The Lower East Side and the Afterlives of Images Blair, Sara Princeton University Press 2018 F/M 2019 2-3 Bibel, Barbara M.
Nights of Tel Aviv: Israeli Detective Stories SISU Entertainment 2015 N/D 2015 47 Bibel, Barbara M.
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.
Death by Pastrami Bernstein, Leonard S. University of New Orleans Press 2014 M/J 15 43 Bibel, Barbara M.
Hilarious Hebrew: The Fun and Fast Way to Learn the Language Breuer, Yael, Shavit, Eyal, Smith, Aubrey Pitango Publishing 2014 F/M 16 5 Bibel, Barbara M.
New Kosher: Simple Recipes to Savor & Share Kushner, Kim Weldon Owen 2015 M/J 2016 33 Bibel, Barbara M.
The Taster:A Novel Alexander, V.S. Kensington Publishing 2018 M/J 2019 38 Bibel, Barbara M.
The Paris Photo: A Novel Gabin, Jean S. Wisdom House 2018 M/J 2019 38-39 Bibel, Barbara M.
Exiles Return, The De Waal, Elisabeth Picador 2013 N/D 14 38 Bibel, Barbara M.
Golem of Hollywood, The Kellerman, Jonathan, Kellerman, Jesse G. P. Putnam's Sons 2014 S/O 2015 23 Bibel, Barbara M.
Hormone Factory, The Goldschmidt, Saskia Other Press 2014 N/D 14 40 Bibel, Barbara M.
Oxford Handbook of Abrahamic Religions Silverstein, Adam J., Strousma, Guy G. Oxford University Press 2015 M/J 2016 35 Bibel, Barbara M.
Mystery of the Milton Manuscript: A Novel, The Libin, Barry M. Urim 2014 S/O 2015 25 Bibel, Barbara M.
The Rabbi Slurps Spaghetti Kimmelman, Leslie [nid:11416], , Davey, Sharon Apple and Honey Press 2019 M/J 2019 19 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Unlikely Warrior Rauch, Georg, Rauch, Phyllis Farrar Straus Giroux 2015 F/M 16 41-42 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Anna and the Swallow Man Savit, Gavriel Alfred A. Knopf 2016 M/J 2016 3 Malen, Michal Hoschander
With a Mighty Hand: The Story in the Torah Ehrlich, Amy Candlewick 2013 F/M14 3 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Picture Girl Brill, Marlene Targ Golden Alley Press 2018 M/J 2019 9 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Creation Colors Koffsky, Ann D. Apples and Honey Press 2019 M/J 2019 3 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Backfield Boys: A Football Mystery in Black and White Feinstein, John Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017 M/J 2018 14 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Shuki’s Upside-Down Dream Ganz, Yaffa Feldheim 2014 M/J 15 14 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Oskar and the Eight Blessings Simon, Richard, Simon, Tanya, Siegel, Mark Roaring Brook Press 2015 F/M 16 46 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Whirlpool Stimler, Ayala Menucha Publishers 2015 S/O 2015 32 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Next Year in Israel Bridgeton, Sarah Bridgeton, Sarah 2012 F/M14 7 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Oy, Feh, So? Fagan, Cary Groundwood 2013 F/M14 13 Cooper, Abby
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
אידאולוגיה ונוף סמלי: קבורתם בשנית של אנשי שם יהודיים באדמת ארץ ישראל Bar, Doron Hebrew University Magnes Press 2015 F/M 16 4 Wolfe, Nira
Picture This!: A Photo Journal of Holy Times, Holy Work, and Holy Places in Eretz Yisrael Tscholkowsky, Esther Feldheim 2014 M/J 15 41 Wolfe, Nira
Reconsidering Israel-Diaspora Relations Ben-Rafael, Eliezer, Liwerant, Judit Bokser, Gorny, Yosef Brill 2014 F/M 16 5 Wolfe, Nira
Geographies of the Holocaust Knowles, Anne Kelly, Cole, Tim, Giordano, Alberto Spacial Humanities Indiana University Press 2014 S/O 2015 12 Wolfe, Nira
How Free Will Works: The Blueprints to Take Charge of Your Life, Health, and Happiness. Lieberman, Dovid Feldheim Publishers 2015 S/O 2016 10 Wolfe, Nira
Open Hearts: Memoirs of a Cardiac Surgeon Borman, Joseph B. Gefen 2013 F/M14 24-25 Wolfe, Nira
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
The Art of Yannai Fine, Gary M. Independently Published 2018 F/M 2019 3-4 Wolfe, Nira
Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the Twentieth Century Jarausch, Konrad H. Princeton Univerity Press 2018 M/J 2019 30 Wolfe, Nira
Because I was a painter Cognet, Christophe Cinema Guild 2013 F/M 2016 29 Wolfe, Nira
Habima in Berlin: The Institutionalization of a Zionist Theatre. Zer-Zion, Shelly Magnes Press 2015 S/O 2016 19 Wolfe, Nira
The Tzaddiq is the Foundation of the World: Rav Kook’s Esoteric Mission and Mystical Experience Cherlow, Semadar Mahshavot Bar-Ilan University Press 2012 F/M14 28 Wolfe, Nira
Living a Real Life with Real Food: How to Get Healthy, Lose Weight, and Stay Energized— the Kosher Way. Warren, Beth Skyhorse Publishing 2014 S/O 2015 23 Wolfe, Nira
Hidden Treasures from Europe. v.1 Emanuel, Simha Magnes Press 2015 S/O 2016 5 Wolfe, Nira
New Membership & Financial Alternatives for the American Synagogue: From Traditional Dues to Fair Share to Gifts from the Heart Olitzky, Kerry M., Olitzky, Avi S. Jewish Lights Publishing 2015 F/M 2016 18 Wolfe, Nira
Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older: Finding Your Grit & Grace Beyond Midlife Friedman, Dayle Jewish Lights Publishing 2015 S/O 2015 151 Wolfe, Nira
Symphony No. 3 ‘Kaddish’ Bernstein, Leonard American Classics, NAXOS 2016 M/J 2016 42 Wolfe, Nira
Kabbalist in the Heart of the Storm: R. Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto Garb, Jonathan Tel Aviv University 2014 M/J 15 23-24 Wolfe, Nira
Bridge to Healing: Finding Strength to Cope with Illness Meyerstein, Israela Mazo Publishers 2014 M/J 15 32-33 Wolfe, Nira
The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature Adams, Jenni Bloomsbury Academic 2014 M/J 15 19 Darrow, Sheila
Religious and Spiritual Life of the Jews of Medina, The Mazuz, Haggai Brill 2014 S/O 2015 14 Gottschalk, Haim
Religious and Spiritual Life of the Jews of Medina, The Mazuz, Haggai Brill 2014 S/O 2015 14 Gottschalk, Haim
Serendipity's Footsteps Nelson, Suzanne Alfred A. Knopf 2015 M/J 2016 8-9 Gershowitz, Elissa
The Chameleon That Saved Noah's Ark Molchadsky, Yael, Bergman, Orit Penguin Random House 2016 S/O 2016 30 Gershowitz, Elissa
Librarian of Auschwitz, The Iturbe, Antonio, Thwaites, Lilit Henry Holt 2017 M/J 2018 5 Gershowitz, Elissa
Albert Einstein: Scientist May, Andrew Cavendish Square 2017 N/D 2018 8 Gershowitz, Elissa
Anne Frank: Writer Waxman, Zoe Cavendish Square 2017 N/D 2018 8 Gershowitz, Elissa
I Have Lost My Way Forman, Gayle Viking Books for Young Readers 2018 M/J 2019 11 Gershowitz, Elissa
Liliths’s Demons Enszer, Dr. Julie R. Midsummer Night's Press 2015 M/J 2016 40 Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron
On the Landing: Stories Mash, Yenta Northern Illinois University Press 2018 M/J 2019 39-40 Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron
Rosh Hashanah Is Coming! Newman, Tracy, Garofoli, Viviana Kar-Ben 2016 S/O 2016 28 Kamin, Rachel
Tamar's Sukkah Gellman, Ellie B. Kar-Ben 2015 S/O 2015 37 Kamin, Rachel
Noah's Art Animal ABCs Scudamore, Angelika Zonderkidz 2018 M/J 2019 7 Kamin, Rachel

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