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.

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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Authorsort descending
The Jewish Fact Finder: A Bookful of Important Torah Facts and Handy Jewish Information Yaffa Ganz Feldheim Publishers 2016 F/ M 2017 8 Nira Wolfe
Happiness the Jewish Way: A Practical Guide to Happiness through the Lens of Jewish Wisdom Olga Gilburd Createspace Independent Publishing Platform 2015 F/ M 2017 8-9 Nira Wolfe
Tiferet Yisrael: Translation and Commentary: Volume 1: Introduction and Chapters 1-9. Loew, Yehudah ben Bezalel, Widmonte, Ramon Urim Publications 2016 M/J 2018 26 David B. Levy
The Zohar: Pritzker Edition Volume 11 Joel Hecker Stanford University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 6 David B. Levy
The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Volume 10 Nathan Wolski Stanford University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 26 David B. Levy
A Matter of Geography: A New Perspective on Medieval Hebrew Poetry Kfir, Uriah Etudes sur le Judaisme Medieval, 74 Brill 2018 N/D 2018 29 David B. Levy
My Own Words Ruth Bader Ginsburg Simon and Schuster 2016 F/M 2017 9 Rachel Simon
Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey Susan J. Gordon Syracuse University Press 2016 F/M 2017 10 Barbara Krasner
Bronislaw Huberman Aronson, Peter Double M Books 2018 N/D 2018 7 Barbara Krasner
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 and Non-Jewish Spaces in the Urban Context Alina Gromova, Felix Heinert, Sebastian Voigt Neofelis Verlag GmbH 2015 F/M 2017 10 Pinchas Roth
Maimonides: Between Philosophy and Halakhah: Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik's Lectures on the Guide of the Perplexed Lawrence Kaplan Urim Publications 2016 F/M 2017 11-12 Yoel Finkelman
Jewish Voices in Feminism: Transnational Perspectives Nelly Las, Ruth Morris University of Nebraska Press 2015 F/ M 2017 13 Suzanne Smailes
After the Death of God, a Phenomenological Study of Hebrew Literature Avi Sagi Academic Studies Press 2016 F/ M 2017 19 David Tesler
Rendevous with God; Revealing the Meaning of the Jewish Holidays and their Mysterious Rituals Nathan Laufer Maggid Press 2016 F/ M 2017 14 David Tesler
The Koren Succot Mahzor Hebrew/English edition Koren Publishers 2015 F/ M 2017 15 David Tesler
Style and Seducation: Jewish Patrons, Architecture, and Design in Fin de Siecle Vienna Elana Shapira Brandeis University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 21 Hallie Cantor
Zionists in Interwar Czechoslovakia: Minority Nationalism and the Politics of Belonging Tatjana Lichtenstein Indiana University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 14-15 Hallie Cantor
Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict & the Movement to Boycott Israel Cary Nelson Indiana University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 18 Marion M. Stein
Reframing Holocaust Testimony Noah Shenker Indiana University Press 2015 F/ M 2017 21-22 Joy Kingsolver
Arab-Jewish Literature: The Birth and Demise of the Arab Short Story Snir, Reuven Brill 2019 N/D 2019 30 Dr. Yaffa Weisman
Girls of Liberty: The Struggle for Suffrage in Mandatory Palestine Margalit Shilo Brandeis University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 22 Dr. Yaffa Weisman
Tubercular Capital: Illness and the Conditions of Modern Jewish Writing Yudkoff, Sunny S. Stanford University Press 2019 N/D 2019 32 Dr. Yaffa Weisman
Genius Physicist: Albert Einstein Marsico, Katie Lerner 2017 N/D 2019 11-12 Issac, Fred
Anne Frank: Get to Know the Girls Beyond Her Diary Radomski, Kassandra Capstone 2019 M/J 2019 5 Issac, Fred
Six Memos form the Last Millennium: A Novelist Reads the Talmud Joseph Skibell University of Texas Press 2016 F/ M 2017 24 Issac, Fred
Kosher Taste Amy Stopniki Feldheim Publishers 2016 F/ M 2017 25 Debbie Feder
Jewish Participation in the Fire Service in the Second World War: Last Voices Martin Sugarman Vallentine Mitchell 2016 F/ M 2017 25 Marlene Schiffman
Shani's Shoebox Hoffer, Rinat Green Bean Books 2018 N/D 2019 21 Levitan, Rebecca
Echo Still: Is there more to life than making the team? Tibbits, Tim Green Bean Books 2018 N/D 2019 14 Levitan, Rebecca
Building Wachsler, Leah Hachai Publishing 2017 M/J 2018 19 Levitan, Rebecca
Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation Folman, Ari, Polonsky, David [nid:52283], illustrator Pantheon Books 2018 M/J 2019 1 Levitan, Rebecca
We Can Find A Way: A Hachnosas Orchim Inclusion Story Rosenfeld, Dina H., Wummer, Amy Hachai Publishing 2018 M/J 2019 16 Levitan, Rebecca
Children of Willesden Lane: A True Story of Hope and Survival During World War II Golabek, Mona , Cohen, Lee, Sher, Emil Young Readers Edition Little, Brown Books for Young People 2017 M/J 2018 15 Levitan, Rebecca
What's a Grandparent? Trigere, Jane, Vincent, Lu Schoen Books 2018 N/D 2019 19-20 Levitan, Rebecca
Room For One More Polak, Monique Kar Ben 2019 N/D 2019 16 Flax, Shoshana
All About Anne Metsellar, Menno, Scarry, Harry Second Story Press 2018 N/D 2018 8-9 Flax, Shoshana
12 Before 13 Greenwald, Lisa Katherine Tagen Books- HarperCollins 2018 M/J 2019 9 Flax, Shoshana
Feeling Better A to Z: A Book About Bikur Cholim Chomer, Malka Nussbaum, Bolton, Bill Hachai Publishing 2019 N/D 2019 17-18 Flax, Shoshana
Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel Klagsbrun, Francine Schocken Books 2017 M/J 2018 25 Eltman, George S.
The Courage Club Goetz, Bracha, Younger, Devora Jewish Children's Book Club 2017 N/D 2018 7 Chava,Pinchuck
The King's Horse: A Purim Story Sokol, Leah, Boroda, Joni Aliza Mosaica Press 2019 M/J 2019 23 Chava,Pinchuck
Wine, Whisky & Halacha Kallus, HaRav Shraga, Rabbi Abraham Chaim Slansky Second Edition Orot Chaim 2018 N/D 2018 28 Chava,Pinchuck
One Yellow Daffodil: A Chanukah Story Adler, David A., Katz, Avi Menucha Classroom Solutions 2019 N/D 2019 12-13 Chava,Pinchuck
Thought and the Perception of Evil: Aristotle, Plato, the Hebrew Bible, and the Babylonian Talmud Trachtenberg, Eliezer A. Geffen 2018 N/D 2018 34-35 Randall C. Belinfante [nid:51578] and Anne-Marie Belinfante
The Jews of Khazaria 3rd Edition Brook, Kevin Alan Rowman & Littlefield 2018 M/J 2019 25 Randall C. Belinfante [nid:51578] and Anne-Marie Belinfante
Anti-Shechita Prosecutions in the Anglo-American World 1855-1913: A Major Attack on Jewish Freedoms Fraser, David Academic Studies Press 2018 M/J 2019 25-26 Randall C. Belinfante [nid:51578] and Anne-Marie Belinfante
Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel Gorfinkel, Jordan B., Erez, Zadok Koren Publishers 2019 M/J 2019 2 Pinchuk, Chava
The Story of Rebbetzin Henny Machlis: Her Amazing Home and Family Zakon, Rabbi Nachman, Zakon, Miriam Artscroll/Mesorah 2018 N/D 2018 9 Pinchuk, Chava
Welcome Back, Madame Chamberlaine Wolner, Tzipie Menucha 2018 M/J 2019 11 Pinchuk, Chava
The Visit to Latrun Liberman, Judith Weinshall Dog Ear Publishing 2018 N/D 2018 11 Silver, Linda
Cardozo on the Parashah: Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion: The Book of Genesis Cardozo, Nathan Lopes Kasva Press 2019 N/D 2019 22 Belinfante, Randall C. & Anne Marie
Encyclopedia of Jewish Values: Between Man and Man Amsel, Nachum Urim Publications 2018 S/O 2019 9 Belinfante, Randall C. & Anne Marie
Site of Amnesia: The Lost Historical Consciousness of Mizrahi Jewry Golan, Yvonne Kozlovsky Brill 2019 N/D 2019 24 Levy, David B.
Religious Changes and Cultural Transformations in the Early Modern Western Sephardic Communities Kaplan, Yoseph Brill 2019 N/D 2019 24 Levy, David B.
Sing This At My Funeral: A Memoir of Fathers and Sons Slucki, David Wayne State University Press 2019 N/D 2019 30 Schlitt, David
Portland Zionists Unite! And Other Short Stories Flamm, Eric Inkwater Press 2019 N/D 2019 34 Dwyer, Taylor
Ezekiel 38-48: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary Cook, Stephen L. Yale University Press 2018 S/O 2019 13 Knafl, Anne K.