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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Authorsort ascending
Koren Mahzor for Yom Haatsma’ut and Yom Yerushalayim Koren Publishers 2015 S/O 2015 12 Gordon, Ilka
Rebbe : the Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History . Telushkin, Joseph Harper Collins 2014 F/M 2016 25 Gordon, Ilka
Murder 101: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Kellerman, Faye HarperCollins 2014 M/J 15 43 Gordon, Ilka
Reading the Sacred Text: What the Torah Tells Us Lichtenstein, Aaron Urim 2015 F/M 16 14 Gordon, Ilka
Mish and Mush Series Diamond, Shani Feldheim 2013 S/O14 49 Gordon, Ilka
American Interests in the Holy Land Revealed in Early Photographs Ben-David, Lenny Urim Publications 2017 M/J 2018 21 Gordon, Ilka
36 Candles: Chassidic Tales for Channukah Astaire, Libi Aster Press 2013 S/O14 27 Gordon, Ilka
Katz or Cats of How Jesus Became My Rival in Love Leviant, Curt DZANC Books 2018 M/J 2019 39 Gordon, Ilka
The Great Shift: Encountering God in Biblical Times Kugel, James L. Houghton Mifflin M/J 2019 32 Gordon, Ilka
Eating the Bible: Over 50 Delicious Recipes to Feed Your Body and Nourish Your Soul Rossner, Rena Skyhorse Publishing 2013 S/O14 19 Gordon, Ilka
Hirsch Pirkei Avos: Chapters of the Fathers, The Hirsch, Samson Raphael Feldheim 2014 N/D 14 23 Gordon, Ilka
Jewishness in Russian Culture: WIthin and Wihtout Katsis, L. F. and Helen Tolstoy, eds., Rochlin, Elen, trans. Studia Judaeoslavica, 7 Brill S/O14 15
Samson: Hero or Fool? The Many Faces of Samson Eynikel, Eric, Nicklas, Tobias Brill 2014 N/D 14 17
Deuteronomy: A Commentary Lundbom, Jack R. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company 2013 N/D 14 27
Latin-into-Hebrew: Texts and Studies Fontaine, Resianne, Freudenthal, Gad Studies in Jewish History and Culture; 39-40 Brill 2013 N/D 14 18
Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meir. Abraham ibn Ezra on Nativities and Continuous Horoscopy: A Parallel Hebrew-English Critical Edition of the Book of Nativities and the Book of Revolution Sela, Shlomo Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Astrological Writings, 4; Etudes sur le Judaisme Medieval, 59 Brill 2014 N/D 14 33
A Best-Selling Hebrew Book of the Modern Era: The Book of the Covenant of Pinhas Hurwitz and Its Remarkable Legacy Ruderman, David B. Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies University of Washington Press 2014 M/J 15 36-37 Sukenic, Harvey
The Wisdom of Solomon and Us: The Quest for Meaning, Morality, and a Deeper Relationship with God Angel, Marc D. Jewish Lights Publishing 2016 F/M 2017 2 Sukenic, Harvey
Secret of Chabad: Inside the World’s Most Successful Jewish Movement, T he Eliezrie, David Toby Press 2015 F/M 16 8 Sukenic, Harvey
Jews, Gentiles, and Other Animals: The Talmud after the Humanities Wasserman, Mira University of Pennsylvania Press 2017 M/J 2018 32 Sukenic, Harvey
Transnational Traditions: New Perspectives on American Jewish History Kahn, Ava F., Mendelsohn, Adam M. Wayne State University Press 2014 N/D 2015 23 Sukenic, Harvey
Sage Advice: Pirkei Avot Greenberg, Irving Maggid Books 2016 S/O 2016 6 Sukenic, Harvey
To Tell Their Children: Jewish Communal Memory in Early Modern Prague Greenblatt, Rachel L. Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture Stanford University Press S/O14 13 Sukenic, Harvey
Reb Zalman Gathers Figs: A Study of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s Reading of Biblical Text to Re-Vision Judaism for the Present Day. Densmore, Dana Green Lion Press 2013 N/D 14 16 Kohn, Roger S.
The Jewish Spiritual Path: The Way of the Name Golding, Joshua L. Urim Publications 2019 M/J 2019 28 Kohn, Roger S.
Nefesh HaTzimTzum=Contracted Soul Volozhiner, Chaim ben Isaac, Fraenkel, Avinoam Urim 2015 M/J 2016 37 Kohn, Roger S.
Grief Journey and the Afterlife: Jewish Pastoral Care for Bereavement, The Raphael, Simcha Paull Jewish Life, Death, and Transition Albion-Andalus Books 2015 S/O 2015 108 Kohn, Roger S.
The Jewish Museum: History and Memory, Identity and Art from Vienna to the Bezalel National Museum, Jerusalem Berger, Natalia Jewish Identities in a Changing World; 29 Brill 2018 F/M 2019 2 Kohn, Roger S.
Desert in the Promised Land Zerubavel, Yael Stanford University Press 2018 M/J 2019 37 Kohn, Roger S.
Practical Guide to the Laws of Kashrut Cohen, Pinchas Maggid Books 2016 S/O 2016 4 Kohn, Roger S.
Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict. Mandel, Maud Princeton University Press 2014 S/O 2015 13 Kohn, Roger S.
Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path Michaelson, Jay Ben Yehuda Press 2015 S/O 2016 11 Kohn, Roger S.
Me, Myself & God: A Theology of Mindfulness Roth, Jeff Jewish Lights Publishing 2016 N/D 2016 20 Kohn, Roger S.
Jewish Youth and Identity in Postwar France: Rebuilding Family and Nation. Doron, Daniella Modern Jewish Experience Indiana University Press 2015 S/O 2016 4 Kohn, Roger S.
Joy, Despair, and Hope: Reading Psalms Feld, Edward Cascae Books 2013 S/O14 10 Kohn, Roger S.
Protocols of Justice: the Pinkas of the Metz Rabbinic Court 1771-1789 Berkovitz, Jay R Studies in Jewish History and Culture Brill 2014 M/J 15 20-21 Kohn, Roger S.
Jewish Art of Self Discovery, The Rapaport, Benjamin Urim 2013 N/D 14 30 Kohn, Roger S.
e Marriage Plot: or How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and Literature, The Seidman, Naomi Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture Stanford University Press 2016 N/D 2016 22 Kohn, Roger S.
Recovering a Voice: West European Jewish Communities after the Holocaust Weinberg, David H. Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2015 N/D 2016 23 Kohn, Roger S.
Shalom: A Congregational Guide to Jewish Meditation Schotz, Leslie Leslie Schotz 2014 N/D 14 31 Kohn, Roger S.
Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism, Christianity, and the Construction of Modern Judaism Magid, Shaul Stanford University Press 2014 M/J 15 32 Kohn, Roger S.
Jewish Rights, National Rites: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia Rabinovitch, Simon Stanford University Press 2014 N/D 2015 29 Kohn, Roger S.
Tales in context: Sefer ha-Ma'sim in medieval Northern France Kushelevsky, Rella, Ruchie Avital, Chaya Naor, Elisheva Baumgarten Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, Ms. Bodl, Or. 135 Wayne State University Press 2017 N/D 2018 29-30 Kohn, Roger S.
The Crate: A Story of War, a Murder, and Justice Levison, Deborah Vadas Wildblue Press 2018 N/D 2018 30 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Old Testament as a Political Text from the Revolution to the Civil War, The Shalev, Eran Yale University Press 2013 N/D 14 33 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Life of Ariel Sharon, The Landau, David Alfred A. Knopf 2013 N/D 14 25 Silverburg, Sanford R.
To the Gates of Jerusalem: The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald, 1945-1947 Goda, Norman J.W. Indiana University Press 2015 M/J 15 26 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Vanished History: The Holocaust in Czech and Slovak Historical Culture Sniegon, Tomas Making Sense of History: Studies in Historical Cultures; 18 Berghahn Books 2014 N/D 14 34 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Reframing Politics in the Hebrew Bible: a New Introduction with Readings Morgenstern, Mira Hackett 2017 M/J 2018 27 Silverburg, Sanford R.
European Muslim Antisemitism: Why Young Males Don’t Like Jews Jikeli, Gunther Studies in Antisemitism Indiana University Press 2015 S/O 2015 9 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Why Hawks Become Doves: Shimon Peres and Foreign Policy Change in Israel Ziv, Guy State University of New York Press 2014 M/J 2016 38 Silverburg, Sanford R.
American Jewish Political Culture and the Liberal Persuasion Feingold, Henry L. Modern Jewish History Syracuse University Press 2014 N/D 14 17 Silverburg, Sanford R.
The Israeli Radical Left: An Ethics of Complicity Wright, Fiona University of Pennsylvania Press 2018 M/J 2019 37 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Warsaw is My Country: The Story of Krstyna Bierzynska Holmgren, Beth Academic Studies Press 2018 M/J 2019 30 Silverburg, Sanford R.
In the Shadow of Zion: Promised Lands Before Israel Rovner, Adam New York University Press 2014 M/J 15 36 Silverburg, Sanford R.
"Non-Germans" Under the Third Reich: The Nazi Judicial and Administrative System in German and Occupied Eastern Europe, with Special Regard to Occupied Poland, 1939-1945 Jajer, Diemut, Hill, Peter Thomas, Edward Vance Humphrey and Brian Levin, trans. Texas Tech University Press 2013 S/O14 16 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Mo(ve)ments of Resistance: Politics, Economy and Society in Israel/Palestine 1931-2013 Grinberg, Lev Luis Israel: Society, Culture, and History Academic Studies Press 2014 S/O 2015 13 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Zionist Entity: The Jewish State in the 21st Century, The Levy, David Mazo Publishers 2015 N/D 2015 25 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Madame Ambassador: Behind the Scenes with a Candid Israeli Diplomat Herzl, Tova Rowman & Littlefield 2015 M/J 15 28-29 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Democracy and Conflict Resolution: The Dilemmas of Israel's Peacemaking Elman, Miriam Fendius, Oded Haklai, and Henrik Spuyt (eds). Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict Resolution Syracuse University Press S/O14 10 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Israel: Is It Good for the Jews? Cohen, Richard I. Simon & Schuster 2014 S/O 2015 5 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Crime and the Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne, the Bikont, Anna, Valles, Alissa Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2015 N/D 2015 15 Silverburg, Sanford R.
To Our Children: Memoirs of Displacement: A Jewish Journey of Hope and Survival in Twentieth-Century Poland and Beyond Szer, Wlodzimier Academic Studies Press 2016 N/D 2016 22 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli Merwin, Ted New York University Press 2015 M/J 2016 34 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Converts to Judaism: Stories from Biblical Times to Today. Epstein, Lawrence J. Rowman & Littlefield 2015 S/O 2016 5 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Toldot Yeshu: The Life Story of Jesus. (2 vol.) Meerson, Michael, Schafer, Peter Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism; 159 Mohr Siebeck 2015 S/O 2015 14 Silverburg, Sanford R.
The Women of Obernheide: Forced Jewish Women Labourers in Bremen, 1944-1945 Muller, Helmut Valentine Mitchell 2018 M/J 2019 32 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Palestine between Politics and terror, 1945-1947 Golani, Motti The Schusterman Series in Israel Studies Brandeis University Press 2013 S/O14 12 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Israel’s Impossible Era: The Human Element in U.S.-Israel Relations Starr, Joyce Starr Publishing 2015 N/D 2015 35 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Me and the Middle East: Firsthand Reporting on Israel’s Most Dramatic Days Oestermann, Richard Gefen 2014 N/D 2015 28 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Franco’s Refugees: Records of the Jews Who Came Through Spain and Portugal to New York City 1940-1941: Volume I, June–October 1940 Feldman, Lawrence H. Clearfield Company 2016 N/D 2016 15 Silverburg, Sanford R.
How It Happened: Documenting the Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry Munkacsi, Erno McGill-Queen's University Press 2018 M/J 2019 34 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Kaszner's Crime Paul Bogdanor Transaction Publishers 2016 F/M 2017 4 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Abba Eban: A Biography Siniver, Asaf Overlook Duckworth 2015 M/J 2016 36 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Toward an Anthropology of Nation Building and Unbuilding in Israel Markowitz, Fran, Sharot, Stephen, Shokeid, Moshe University of Nebraska Press 2015 M/J 15 32 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Captured in Memory: Photographs and Thoughts on Poland Alan Metnic Ten Trees Design Group 2016 F/ M 2017 16 Silverburg, Sanford R.
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
Beyond Sectarianism: The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism. Ferziger, Adam S. Wayne State University Press 2015 F/M 16 9 Tesler, David
Fire Burns in Kotzk Unger, Menashe Wayne State University Press 2015 N/D 2015 36 Tesler, David
Impact of Culture and Cultures Upon Jewish Customs and Rituals; Collected Essays Fishbane, Simcha Judaism and Jewish Life Academic Studies Press 2016 N/D 2016 15-16 Tesler, David
Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom: Vol. One: Chayot / Wild Animals Slifkin, Natan Maggid Books 2015 M/J 2016 36 Tesler, David

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