Book Review Index

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Titlesort descending Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Author
I Didn’t Tell Them Anything: The Wartime Secrets of An American Girl Rieger, Aleena Sunpetal Books 2015 f/ 19 Schutzman, Laura
Increasing Wholeness: Jewish Wisdom &Guided Meditations to Strengthen & Calm Body, Heart, Mind & Spirit . Spitz, Elie Kaplan Jewish Lights Publishing 2015 F/M 2016 23 Pinchuck, Chava
After the Holocaust the Bells Still Ring Polak, Joseph Urim 2015 S/O 2016 12 Pinchuck, Chava
Ambassador, The Avner, Yehuda, Rees, Matt Toby Press 2015 M/J 2016 39 Pinchuck, Chava
And so is the Bus: Jerusalem Stories Birstein, Yossel, Birstein, Margaret, Inbar, Hana, Manaster, Robert Dryad Press 2016 M/J 2016 40 Share, Ellen
Anne Frank: Heroic Diarist of the Holocaust Killcoyne, Hope Lourie Britannica Beginner Bios Britannica/Rosen 2016 N/D 2016 4 Krasner, Barbara
Anonymous Soldiers: the Struggle for Israel 1917-1947 Hoffman, Bruce Alfred A. Knopf 2015 M/J 15 29 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Architect of Liberal Judaism Fox, Pam, Mattuck, Israel Isidor Valentine Mitchell 2016 N/D 2016 16 Isaac, Fred
As Long as the Candle Burns, The Memoir of Chana Bunim Rubin Ausubel Ausubel, Chana Bunim Rubin Mazo Publishers 2015 S/O 2016 14 Freiband, Susan
Biblical Path to Psychological Maturity: Psychological Insights into the Weekly Torah Readings Skolnick, Vivian B. Kodesh Press 2014 N/D 2015 32 Pinchuck, Chava
Concise Lexicon of Late Biblical Hebrew: Linguistics in the Writings of the Second Temple Period Hurvitz, Avi Brill 2015 N/D 2015 22 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
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
Double diaspora in Sephardic literature: Jewish cultural production before and after 1492 Wacks, David A. Indiana University Press 2015 N/D 2015 38 Belinfante, Randall C.
Dreidels on the Brain. Ben Izzy, Joel Dial Books for Young Readers 2016 N/D 2016 1 Marks, Allison
Education of a Traitor: Growing Up in Cold War Russia Grobman, Svetlana Musings Publishing 2015 M/J 2016 43
Embracing the Divine Feminine: Finding God through the Ecstasy of Physical Love—The Song of Songs. Annotated and Explained Shapiro, Rami M. Skylight Paths 2014 N/D 2015 31 Pinchuck, Chava
Farewell, Aleppo: My Father, My People, and Their Long Journey Home Sutton, Claudette E. Terra Nova Books 2014 N/D 2015 35 Dwoskin, Beth
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.
Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi Rubin, Susan Goldman Holiday House 2014 M/J 15 10 Lenson, Heather
Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path Michaelson, Jay Ben Yehuda Press 2015 S/O 2016 11 Kohn, Roger S.
Growing up Jewish in Alexandria: The Story of a Sephardic Family’s Exodus from Egypt Carasso, Lucienne CreateSpace 2014 S/O 2015 4 Simon, Rachel
Hidden Treasures from Europe. v.1 Emanuel, Simha Magnes Press 2015 S/O 2016 5 Wolfe, Nira
History of Modern Jewish Religious Philosophy Schweid, Eliezer, Levin, Leonard Brill 2015 M/J 2016 35 Levy, David B
Is It Passover Yet? Barash, Chris Albert Whitman 2015 M/J 15 16 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Ishmael’s Oranges Hajaj, Claire Oneworld Publications 2014 N/D 2015 42 Pinchuck, Chava
Israel’s Impossible Era: The Human Element in U.S.-Israel Relations Starr, Joyce Starr Publishing 2015 N/D 2015 35 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Jewish Comix Anthology: a collection of tales, stories and myths told and retold in comic book form, The. Volume 1. Bergson, Steven M. Alternate History Comics 2014 F/M 2016 26 Gold, Etta
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.
Jews of Italy: Antiquity, The Simonsohn, Shlomo Brill Series in Jewish Studies Brill 2014 N/D 2015 32 Levy, David B
John Lennon and the Jews: a Philosophical Rampage Maghen, Ze'ev Toby Press 2014 N/D 2015 26 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Judeans and Jews: Four Faces of Dichotomy in Ancient Jewish History Schwartz, Daniel University of Toronto Press 2014 N/D 2015 30 Tesler, David
Kabbalah and Ecology: God’s Image in the More-Than-Human World Seidenberg, David Mevorach Cambridge University Press 2015 N/D 2015 31 Levy, David B
Kindness, a Novel Samson, Polly Bloomsbury 2015 M/J 2016 41 Freiband, Susan
Kissing in America Rabb, Margo Harper 2015 M/J 15 8-9 Levine, Joyce
Liberman Open Orthodox Haggadah, The Herzfeld, Shmuel Gefen 2015 N/D 2015 22 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Like Finding My Twin: How an Eighth-Grade Class Reunited Two Holocaust Refugees Chapman, Fern Schumer, Greensfelder, Tom Gussie Rose Press 2015 F/M 16 32 Colodny, Debbie
Liliths’s Demons Enszer, Dr. Julie R. Midsummer Night's Press 2015 M/J 2016 40 Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron
Lost Temple of Israel. rev. ed. Koenigsberg, Zvi Academic Studies Press 2015 S/O 2016 9 Share, Ellen
Louis Ginzberg’s Legends of the Jews: Ancient Jewish Folk Literature Reconsidered Hasan-Rokem, Galit, Gruenwald, Ithamar Wayne State University Press 2014 M/J 15 28 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Loyal Sons: Jews in the German Army during the Great War Appelbaum, Peter C. Valentine Mitchell 2014 M/J 15 19-20 Simon, Rachel
Martian Sands Tidhar, Lavie PS Publishing 2013 M/J 2014 48 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Me and the Middle East: Firsthand Reporting on Israel’s Most Dramatic Days Oestermann, Richard Gefen 2014 N/D 2015 28 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Milk Underground, The Someck, Ronny, Inbar, Hana, Manaster, Robert White Pine Press 2015 F/M 2016 28 Levine, Joyce
Mishnah and Tosefta Studies Brody, Robert Magnes Press 2014 M/J 15 21 Roth, Pinchas
Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Pollak, M., Simons, S. Maggid Books 2014 S/O 2016 12 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
My Two Cents: A Collection of Short Stories Dean, Arthur Little Red Tree Publishing 2015 M/J 2016 40 Stahl, Sheryl F.
New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction Aarons, Victoria, Patt, Avinoam J., Shechner, Mark Wayne State University Press 2015 M/J 2016 39 Gordon, Ilka
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
Night Songs from a Neighboring Village: Ballads of the Ukrainian and Yiddish Heartland Alpert, Michael, Kytasty, Julian Oriente Musik 2014 M/J 2016 42 Pinnolis, Judith S.
Noah’s Ark: From Genesis Chapters 6-9 Falken, Linda Metropolitan Museum of Art 2015 N/D 2016 4 Marks, Allison
Orthodoxy in American Judaism; The Era of Rabbi Leo Jung Jacobson, Maxine Academic Studies Press 2016 N/D 2016 18 Tesler, David
Palestinian Commemoration in Israel: Calendars, Monuments, and Martyrs Sorek, Tamir Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Societies) Stanford University Press 2015 N/D 2015 34 Simon, Rachel
Pious Ones: The World of Hasidim and Their Battles with America, the Berger, Joseph Harper Perennial 2014 S/O 2015 2 Gordon, Ilka
Poetry of Yehuda Amichai Amichai, Yehuda, Alter, Robert Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015 M/J 2016 39 Dwoskin, Beth
Popularizing Anti-Semitism in Early modern Spain and its Empire: Francisco de Torrejoncillo and the Centinela contr Judios (1674) Soyer, Francois Brill 2014 N/D 2015 34 Belinfante, Randall C.
Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz: Men, Women, and Everyday Religious Observance. Baumgarten, Elisheva Pennsylvania University Press 2014 S/O 2015 2 Chesner, Michelle
Purchasing Power: The Economics of Modern Jewish History. Kobrin, Rebecca, Teller, Adam University of Pennsylvania Press 2015 M/J 2016 32 Levy, David B
Rabbi and Senator Sleep Together: Marrying Religion and Politics. Foster, Steven, Foster, Joyce, Brovsky, Cindy Triple D Press 2016 N/D 2016 16 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Rabbi Marcus Jastrow and his Vision for the Reform of Judaism: A Study in the History of Judaism in the Nineteenth Century Galas, Michal Academic Studies Press 2013 M/J 15 23 Isaac, Fred
Reappraisals and New Studies of the Modern Jewish Experience: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Seltzer Smollett, Brian M., Wiese, Christian Brill Reference Library of Judaism, 44 Brill 2015 N/D 2015 33 Rosenbloom, Jim
Scarlett and Sam: Escape from Egypt Kimmel, Eric A. Kar-Ben 2015 M/J 15 17 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Scripture and Tradition: Rabbi Akiva and the Triumph of Midrash Yadin-Israel, Azzan University of Pennsylvania Press 2015 N/D 2015 40 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Shame Borne in Silence: Spousal Abuse in the Jewish Community. 2nd edition. Twerski, Abraham J. Urim 2015 N/D 2016 22 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Targums in the Light of Traditions of the Second Temple Period, The Legrand, Thierry, Joosten, Jan Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism Brill 2014 N/D 2015 25 Levy, David B
Text of the Hebrew Bible: From the Rabbis to the Masoretes Martin-Contreras, Elvira, Miralles-Macia, Lorena Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014 N/D 2015 27 Levy, David B
The Arabic Translation and Commentary of Yefet ben ‘Eli the Karaite on the Book of Joshua Robinson, James T. Brill 2014 M/J 15 35-36 Belinfante, Randall C.
The Mountain Jews and the Mirror Feuerman, Ruchama King Kar-Ben 2015 N/D 2015 3 Cole, Ellen
Time and Eternity in Jewish Mysticism: That Which is Before and That Which is After Ogren, Brian Studies in Jewish History and Culture; 48 Brill 2015 N/D 2015 28 Levy, David B
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.
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
Traveling Homeland: The Babylonian Talmud as Diaspora Boyarin, Daniel University of Pennsylvania Press 2016 S/O 2016 2 Finkelman, Yoel
Universal Art: Hebrew Grammar Across Disciplines and Faiths Vidro, Nadia, Zweip, Irene E., Olszowy-Schlanger, Judith Studies in Jewish History and Culture; 46 Brill 2014 F/M 2016 25 Smailes, Suzanne
Value of the Particular: Lessons from Judaism and the Modern Jewish Experience: Festschrift for Steven T. Katz on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday Zank, Michael, Anderson, Ingrid Supplements to the Journal of Jewish thought and philosophy; v. 25 Brill 2015 S/O 2016 18 Levy, David B
Victory of Zionism: Reclaiming the Narrative about Israel’s Domestic, Regional, and International Challenges, The Navon, Emmanuel CreateSpace 2014 N/D 2015 27 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Zionist Entity: The Jewish State in the 21st Century, The Levy, David Mazo Publishers 2015 N/D 2015 25 Silverburg, Sanford R.
"Am I a Murderer?" Testament of a Jewish Ghetto Policeman Perechodnik, Calel Westview 1996 M/J 96 15
"Berson Boys" and the Origins of Contemporary Zionist Militancy, The Baumel, Judith Tydor, Ordan, Dena Syracuse University Press 2005 M/J 06 22
"Go Out and Study the Land" (Judges 18:2): Archaeological, Historical and Textual Studies in Honor of Hanan Eshel Maier, Aren M., Magness, Jodi, Schiffman, Jarence H. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, no. 148 Brill 2012 M/J13 29-30 Rosenbloom, Jim
"Hear O Israel": The History of American Jewish Preaching, 1654-1970 Friedenberg, Robert V. University of Alabama Press 1989 N/D 89 12
"I Loved My Mother on Saturdays" and Other Tales from the Shtetl and Beyond Bresnick-Perry, Roslyn Ben Yehuda Press 2009 S/O 09 33
"Jewish Question" in Europe: The Case of Hungary, The Ungvari, Tamas Social Science Monographs 2000 F/M 02 29
"Jewish Threat": Anti-Semitic Politics of the U.S. Army, The Bendersky, Joseph Basic Books 2000 M/J 01 6
"Jewish Threat": Anti-Semitic Politics of the UniversityS. Army, The Bendersky, Joseph Basic Books 2000 F/M 01 6
"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.
"Remember Amalek!": Vengeance, Zealotry, and Group Destruction in the Bible according to Philo, Pseudo-Philo, and Josephus Feldman, Louis H. Hebrew Union College 2004 S/O 04 16-17
"Shabbes Goy": A Study in Halakhic Flexibility, The Katz, Jacob JPS 1989 F/M 90 16
"Silent No More" Saving the Jews of Russia, The American Jewish Effort, 1967-1989 Feingold, Henry L. Syracuse University Press 2007 F/M 08 38
"The Sons of Pigs and Apes": Muslim Antisemitism and the Conspiracy of Silence Kressel, Neil J. Potomac Books 2012 S/O13 32 Simon, Rachel
"Uh Uh, Not Now" Said the Cow: The Cow That Wouldnt Work on Shabbos Gottlieb, Yaffa Leba, Nodel, Norman s.n. F/M 97 13
. Divine Scapegoats: Demonic Mimesis in Early Jewish Mysticism Orlov, Andrei A. SUNY Press 2015 N/D 2016 19 Belinfante, Randall C.
. Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had to Say About You-Know-What Anton, Maggie Banot Press 2016 N/D 2016 13 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
. Moadei HaRav: Public Lectures on the Festivals by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Pick, Shlomo H. Urim 2016 N/D 2016 20 Levy, David B
10 Days Anne Frank Colbert, David 10 Days Series Aladdin 2008 M/J 09 9
1001 Questions and Answers on Pesach Cohen, Jeffrey M. Aronson N/D 96 4
1001 Questions and Answers on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Cohen, Jeffrey M. Aronson 1997 M/J 98 41734
101 Reasons to Visit Israel (& Perhaps Make Aliyah) Solomon, Estie, Solomon, David Artzy 2007 F/M 08 45
1111 Days in My Life: Plus Four Sten, Ephraim F. Dryad Press 2006 S/O 07 55
13: A Novel Brown, Jason Robert, Elish, Dan Laura Geringer Books 2008 F/M 09 38, 40
1401 Questions and Answers About Judaism Gross, David C. Hippocrene Books 2003 N/D 03 12
17 Ben Gurion Hoffenberg, Jack G. P. Putnam's Sons 1977 Sp77 25

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