Book Review Index


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Digital copies of AJL Reviews are available back to the Nov/Dec 2007 issue of the AJL Newsletter.
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Author/Editor Title Place of Publication Year Series ISBN Issue P Review Authorsort ascending Review format Review type
Holub, Robert C Nietzsche’s Jewish Problem: Between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Judaism 2016 M/J 2016 31 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Patterson, David Anti-Semitism and its Metaphysical Origins. 2015 S/O 2015 16 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Jabotinsky, Vladimir, Horowitz, Brian, Katsis, Leonid Vladimir Jabotinsky’s Story of My Life 2016 M/J 2016 31 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Tamir, Dan Hebrew Fascism in Palestine, 1922-1942 2018 N/D 2018 33-34 Ben-Gad, Shmuel Book Adult
Stavans, Ilan The Return of Cavajal: a Mystery 2019 N/D 2019 30-31 Ben-Gad, Shmuel Book Adult
Klein, Reuven Chaim God versus Gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry 2018 M/J 2019 31-32 Ben-Gad, Shmuel Book Adult
Tepper, Aryeh Progressive Minds, Conservative Politics: Leo Strauss's Later Writing son Maimonides 2013 S/O14 22 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Berman, Joshua . Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism 2017 M/J 2018 22 Ben-Gad, Shmuel Book Adult
Hazony, Yoram The Virtue of Nationalism 2018 F/M 2019 4-5 Ben-Gad, Shmuel Book Adult
Brook, Vincent and Marat Grinberg, eds. Woody on Rye: Jewishness in the Films and Plays of Woody Allen S/O14 6 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Shindler, Colin Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron 2015 F/M 2016 22 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Weisz, George Yitshak Theodor Herzl: A New Reading 2013 S/O14 25 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Alexander, Edward Jews Against Themselves 2015 N/D 2015 13 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Reich, Tova Mother India 2018 M/J 2019 40-41 Ben-Gad, Shmuel Book Adult
Steiner, Margreet L. Inhabiting the Promised Land: Exploring the Complex Relationship Between Archaeology and Ancient Israel as Depicted in the Bible 2019 F/M 2020 31 Ben-Gad, Shmuel Book Adult
Wright, Jacob L. David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory 2014 N/D 14 35 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Gold, Nora Fields of Exile 2014 M/J 15 43 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Brody, Robert, Rosenberg, Betsy Sa’adyah Gaon 2013 F/M14 26 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Hoffman, Bruce Anonymous Soldiers: the Struggle for Israel 1917-1947 2015 M/J 15 29 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Maghen, Ze'ev John Lennon and the Jews: a Philosophical Rampage 2014 N/D 2015 26 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Marty, Eric Radical French Thought and the Return of the “Jewish Question.” 2015 Studies in Antisemitism M/J 2016 34 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Gelb, Norman Herod the Great: Statesman, Visionary, Tyrant 2013 S/O14 12 Share, Ellen
Band, Debra, Scheindlin, Raymond P. Kabbalat Shabbat: The Great Unification 2016 F/M 2017 4 Share, Ellen Book
Cohen, Daniel Single Handed: The Inspiring True Story of Tibor “Teddy” Rubin—Holocaust Survivor, Korean War Hero, and Medal of Honor Recipient 2015 N/D 2015 16 Share, Ellen
Barromi, Perlman, Edna Photographs of Childhood and Parenting on Kibbutz: Collective Memories and Private Memorials 2019 S/O 2020 26 Share, Ellen Book Adult
Beecham, Naomi This Is Israel: Pictorial Guiden and Souvenir 2013 S/O14 4 Share, Ellen
Konig, Nanette Blitz Holocaust Memoirs of A Bergen-Belsen Survivor: Classmate of Anne Frank 2018 M/J 2019 32 Share, Ellen Book Adult
Shir, Smadar Miriam’s Song: The Story of Miriam’s Peretz 2016 S/O 2016 15 Share, Ellen
Alter, Robert Ancient Israel: The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings 2013 F/M14 23 Share, Ellen
Granatstein, Melvin Meditations at Twilight on Genesis 2015 F/M 16 11 Share, Ellen
Sussman, Jeffrey Max Baer and Barney Ross: Jewish Heroes of Boxing 2017 M/J 2018 32 Share, Ellen Book Adult
Wouk, Herman Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author 2016 M/J 2016 38 Share, Ellen
Echenberg, Eva Neisser, Rasminsky, Judy Sklar Walter’s Welcome: The Intimate Story of a German-Jewish Family Flight from the Nazis to Peru 2018 M/J 2018 23 Share, Ellen Book Adult
Koenigsberg, Zvi Lost Temple of Israel. rev. ed. 2015 S/O 2016 9 Share, Ellen
Jerusalem Stories: Visions of a Holy City 2015 N/D 2015 46 Share, Ellen
Fishof, Iris Jewelry in Israel: Multicultural Diversity 1948 to the Present 2013 N/D 14 18 Share, Ellen
Bock, Jerry, Stein, Joseph, Harnick, Sheldon, Aleichem, Sholem Fiddler on the Roof: Based on Sholem Aleichem’s Stories 2014 S/O 2015 4 Share, Ellen
Eisenberg, Richard L. Judaism, Addiction, and Recovery 2019 F/M 2020 23 Share, Ellen Book Adult
Wiesel, Elie Great Figures of the Bible: Legends and Legacies of our Biblical Heroes 2015 Jewish Heritage Series N/D 2015 47 Share, Ellen
Mack, Merav, Balint,Benjamin Jerusalem: City of the Book 2019 N/D 2019 27 Share, Ellen Book Adult
Birstein, Yossel, Birstein, Margaret, Inbar, Hana, Manaster, Robert And so is the Bus: Jerusalem Stories 2016 M/J 2016 40 Share, Ellen
Getter, Shia Everything You Need to Know about Buying Real Estate in Israel 2014 N/D 14 20 Share, Ellen
Samuel, Michael Leo Shepherd’s Song: Psalm 23 and the Shepherd Metaphor in Jewish Thought 2014 N/D 14 30 Share, Ellen
Kahn, David The Gates of Repentance-Shaarei Teshuvah. Rabbeinu Yonah of Gerona 2014 M/J 15 30-31 Belinfante, Randall C.
Simonsohn, Shlomo The Jews of Italy: Antiquity 2014 M/J 15 38-39 Belinfante, Randall C.
Ariel, Ari Jewish-Muslim Relations and Migration from Yemen to Palestine in the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries S/O14 3 Belinfante, Randall C.
Pummer, Reinhar Samaritans: A Profile. 2016 S/O 2016 13 Belinfante, Randall C.
Balberg, Mira Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature 2017 M/J 2018 21 Belinfante, Randall C. Book Adult
Schaposchnik, Ana E. Lima Inquisition: the Plight of Crypto-Jews in Seventeenth-Century Peru 2015 F/M 2016 21 Belinfante, Randall C.
Wacks, David A. Double diaspora in Sephardic literature: Jewish cultural production before and after 1492 2015 N/D 2015 38 Belinfante, Randall C.
Goodman, Micah Maimonides and the book that changed Judaism: Secrets of the Guide for the Perplexed. P 2015 S/O 2015 8 Belinfante, Randall C.
Borovaya, Olga Beginnings of Ladino Literature: Moses Almosnino and his Readers 2017 M/J 2018 22 Belinfante, Randall C. Book Adult
Shapiro, Marc B. Changing the Immutable: How Orthodox Judaism rewrites its History 2015 F/M 2016 21 Belinfante, Randall C.
Robinson, James T. The Arabic Translation and Commentary of Yefet ben ‘Eli the Karaite on the Book of Joshua 2014 M/J 15 35-36 Belinfante, Randall C.
Orlov, Andrei A. . Divine Scapegoats: Demonic Mimesis in Early Jewish Mysticism 2015 N/D 2016 19 Belinfante, Randall C.
Preston, Paul Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain, The 2012 N/D 14 29 Belinfante, Randall C.
Friedberg, Albert D. Crafting the 613 Commandments: Maimonides on the enumeration, classification and formulation of the scriptural commandments 2013 N/D 14 20 Belinfante, Randall C.
Wagner, Mark Jews and Islamic Law in early 20th Century Yemen 2014 Indiana Series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies S/O 2015 21 Belinfante, Randall C.
Soyer, Francois Popularizing Anti-Semitism in Early modern Spain and its Empire: Francisco de Torrejoncillo and the Centinela contr Judios (1674) 2014 N/D 2015 34 Belinfante, Randall C.
Dana, Nissim 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 2014 S/O 2015 5 Belinfante, Randall C.
Ackerman-Lieberman, Phillip I., Zalashik, Rakefet Jew's Best Friend?: The Image of the Dog throughout Jewish History 2013 S/O14 2 Cantor, Hallie
Etkes, Immanuel Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady: The Origins of Chabad Hasidism 2015 F/M 16 8 Cantor, Hallie
Zipperstein, Steven J. Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History 2018 M/J 2019 38 Cantor, Hallie Book Adult
Fine, Jonathan David, Cohen, Tamar L., Hochstein, Fray A State is Born: The Establishment of the Israeli System of Government, 1947-1951 2018 N/D 2019 23 Cantor, Hallie Book Adult
Newberg, Andrew, Halpern, David The Rabbi's Brain: Mystics, Moderns, and the Science of Jewish Thinking 2018 F/M 2020 29 Cantor, Hallie Book Adult
Alroey, Gur Unpromising Land: Jewish Migration to Palestine in the Early Twentieth Century, an 2014 S/O 2015 1 Cantor, Hallie
Simon, Marie Jalowicz Underground in Berlin: A Young Woman’s Extraordinary Tale of Survival in the Heart of Nazi Germany 2015 S/O 2016 15 Cantor, Hallie
Grobman, Svetlana Education of a Traitor: Growing Up in Cold War Russia, The 2015 F/M 16 11 Cantor, Hallie
Person, Katarzyna Assimilated Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, 1940-1943 2014 M/J 15 34-35 Cantor, Hallie
Steinsaltz, Adin My Rebbe 2014 N/D 14 35 Cantor, Hallie
Halperin, Liora Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948 2015 N/D 2015 21 Cantor, Hallie
Shandler, Jeffrey Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age: Survivors' Stories and New Media Practices 2017 M/J 2019 35 Cantor, Hallie Book Adult
Claussen, Geoffrey D. Sharing the Burden: Rabbi Simha Zissel Ziv and the Path of Musar 2015 N/D 2016 13 Cantor, Hallie
Cohn, Willy No Justice in Germany: The Breslau Diaries, 1933-1941 2012 Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture F/M14 28 Cantor, Hallie
Munz-Manor, Ophir Piyut ha-kadom (Early Piyyut) 2015 F/M 2016 18 Roth, Pinchas
Gillis, David. Reading Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah 2015 S/O 2015 7 Roth, Pinchas
Roth, Pinchas Masorah and Text Criticism in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Moses ibn Zabara and Menahem de Lonzano. 2014 S/O 2015 17 Roth, Pinchas
Vidas, Moulie Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud 2014 M/J 15 41-42 Roth, Pinchas
Kogel, Judith Joseph Seniri: Commentary on the Former Prophets - A Critical Edition of the Hebrew Text wtih Introductory Essays on Grammatical Exegesis in Thirteenth-Century Provence S/O14 15 Roth, Pinchas
Tabory, Joseph, Atzmon, Arnon Midrash Esther Rabbah: Critical Edition Based on Manuscripts with an Introduction, References, Variant Readings and Commentary. 2014 S/O 2015 19 Roth, Pinchas
Ra'anan, Boustan, Himmelfarb, Matha, Schaefer, Peter Hekhalot Literature in Context: Between Byzantium and Babylonia 2013 Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism F/M14 25-26 Roth, Pinchas
Yisraeli, Oded פתחי היכל: עיוני אגדה ומדרש בספר חזוהר (Temple portals: Studies in Aggadah and Midrash in the Zohar) 2013 N/D 14 36 Roth, Pinchas
Englander, Yakir and Avi Sagi The New Religious-Zionist Discourse on Body and Sexuality 2013 S/O14 9-10 Roth, Pinchas
Klein-Braslavy, Sara פירוש הרלב”ג לסיפורי בריאת האדם ולסיפור גן העדן 2015 F/M 16 14 Roth, Pinchas
Brody, Robert Mishnah and Tosefta Studies 2014 M/J 15 21 Roth, Pinchas
Ackerman-Lieberman, Phillip I. Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt S/O14 1 Roth, Pinchas
Rouss, Sylvia A. Sammy Spider’s First Taste of Hanukkah: A Cookbook 2015 Sammy Spider N/D 2015 5 Pastcan, Ben
Murray, Julie Rosh Hashanah Holiday Series S/O14 50-51 Pastcan, Ben
Stern, Ariella Bracha Do You Know? 2014 M/J 15 15 Pastcan, Ben
Zoldan, Yael We Can Do Mitzvos Around the Jewish Year 2014 M/J 15 16 Pastcan, Ben
Hammer, Jill, Cohen, Zoe Garden of Time, the 2014 N/D 14 7 Pastcan, Ben
Greene, Meg Elena Kagan: A Biography S/O14 33 Pastcan, Ben
Carlson, Claudia Avi the Ambulance Goes to School 2015 S/O 2015 34 Pastcan, Ben
Manzione, Lisa Let’s Visit Jerusalem! 2013 The Adventures of Bella & Harry Series F/M14 12 Pastcan, Ben
Rouss, Sylvia A., Naim, Asher Yosef’s Dream 2016 N/D 2016 11 Levine, Joyce
Backer, Ivan My Train to Freedom: A Jewish Boy’s Journey from Nazi Europe to a Life of Activism. 2016 F/M 16 2 Levine, Joyce
Schlitz, Laura Amy The Hired Girl 2015 N/D 2015 2 Levine, Joyce
Matas, Carol Tucson Jo 2014 S/O 2015 30 Levine, Joyce
Benenfeld, Rikki I Go to Sleep 2018 M/J 2019 16 Levine, Joyce Book Juvenile
Rabb, Margo Kissing in America 2015 M/J 15 8-9 Levine, Joyce


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