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 Yearsort ascending Issue P Review Author
Tamar's Sukkah Gellman, Ellie B. Kar-Ben 2015 S/O 2015 37 Kamin, Rachel
Fabric of Religious Life in Medieval Ashkenaz (1000-1300). Woolf, Jeffrey Brill 2015 M/J 2016 37 Tesler, David
Human Nature in Jewish Thought: Judaism’s Case for Why Persons Matter Mittleman, Alan L. Princeton University Press 2015 F/M 16 16 Finkelman, Yoel
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club Hoose, Phillip Farrar Straus & Giroux 2015 M/J 2016 13 Citrin, Rena
Rethinking the Messianic Idea in Judaism. Morgan, Michael L., Weitzman, Steven Indiana University Press 2015 S/O 2015 14 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Single Handed: The Inspiring True Story of Tibor “Teddy” Rubin—Holocaust Survivor, Korean War Hero, and Medal of Honor Recipient Cohen, Daniel Berkley Publishing 2015 N/D 2015 16 Share, Ellen
Kayla and Kugel Koffsky, Ann D. Apples and Honey Press 2015 N/D 2015 6 McMahon, Martha
Israel’s Impossible Era: The Human Element in U.S.-Israel Relations Starr, Joyce Starr Publishing 2015 N/D 2015 35 Silverburg, Sanford R.
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.
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
Habima in Berlin: The Institutionalization of a Zionist Theatre. Zer-Zion, Shelly Magnes Press 2015 S/O 2016 19 Wolfe, Nira
A Whale of a Time and More Stories for Thinking Kids! Stein, Rachel, Katz, Tova Feldheim 2015 F/M 16 37-38 Quay, Alex
Don’t Let Small Problems Ruin Great Simchas Chait, Baruch, Pollack, Gadi Maarava Publications 2015 F/M 16 6 Pinchuck, Chava
Kosher Movies: A Film Critic Discovers Life Lessons at the Cinema Cohen, Herbert J. Urim 2015 S/O 2015 4 Feder, Debbie
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
Avi the Ambulance Goes to School Carlson, Claudia Apples and Honey Press 2015 S/O 2015 34 Pastcan, Ben
My Blue Piano Lasker-Schuler, Else, Haxton, Brooks Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art Syracuse University Press 2015 M/J 2016 33 Dwoskin, Beth
Three Early Modern Hebrew Scholars on the Mysteries of Song Harran, Don (Studies in Jewish HIstory and Culture; 47 Brill 2015 N/D 2015 21 Dwoskin, Beth
Spiritual Kneading Through the Jewish Months: Building the Sacred through Challah Abraham-Klein, Dahlia Shamashi Press 2015 N/D 2015 11 Pinchuck, Chava
Lost Temple of Israel. rev. ed. Koenigsberg, Zvi Academic Studies Press 2015 S/O 2016 9 Share, Ellen
Nonna’s Hanukkah Surprise Fishman, Karen Kar-Ben 2015 N/D 2015 4 Feit, Shelly
I Say Shehechiyanu Rocklin, Joanne Kar-Ben 2015 M/J 15 10
Jerusalem Stories: Visions of a Holy City SISU Entertainment 2015 N/D 2015 46 Share, Ellen
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.
Education of a Traitor: Growing Up in Cold War Russia, The Grobman, Svetlana Musings Publishing 2015 F/M 16 11 Cantor, Hallie
Jesus Reclaimed: Jewish Perspectives on the Nazarene Homolka, Walter Berghahn Books 2015 S/O 2015 9 Quinn, Arthur G.
Imagining Katherine Solomon, Carol Tova Press 2015 M/J 2016 9 Tilman, Ellen
Talia and the Very Yum Kippur Marshall, Linda Elovitz Kar-Ben 2015 S/O 2015 37-38 Kamin, Rachel
Mountains of Israel: A Taste of Heaven Lode, Britt Gefen 2015 F/M 16 16 Pinchuck, Chava
Reframing Holocaust Testimony Noah Shenker Indiana University Press 2015 F/ M 2017 21-22 Joy Kingsolver
Becoming Un-Orthodox: Stories of Ex-Hasidic Jews Davidman, Lynn Oxford University Press 2015 N/D 2015 16 Finkelman, Yoel
From Kitchen to Carnegie Hall: Esther Stark and the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra Rachwal, Maria Noriega Second Story Press 2015 S/O 2016 13 Smith, Sonia
Working Together: Economy, Technology, and Careers in Israel Silverman, Elisa Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 N/D 2015 7 Rapp, Andrea
Catch the Jews! Tenenbom, Tuvia Gefen 2015 N/D 2015 36 Tesler, David
My Friend is Jewish Saul, Laya Faith in Friendship series Purple Toad Publishing 2015 M/J 15 15 Isaac, Fred
On One Foot Glaser, Linda, Balaguer, Nuria Kar-Ben 2015 F/M 16 32-33 Colodny, Debbie
Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke Blankman, Anne Balzer + Bray 2015 F/M 16 38 Krasner, Barbara
Dialogues with Elie Wiesel and Richard D. Heffner: The Moral Responsibility of the Individual in a Changing World Wiesel, Elie, Heffner, Richard D. SISU Entertainment 2015 F/M 2016 29-30 Pinchuck, Chava
Seeking Shalom: the Journey to Right Relationship Between Catholics and Jews Cunningham, Philip A. William B. Eerdmans 2015 6 Quinn, Arthur G.
Piyut ha-kadom (Early Piyyut) Munz-Manor, Ophir Tel Aviv University 2015 F/M 2016 18 Roth, Pinchas
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir Engle, Margarita Atheneum 2015 M/J 2016 5 Quay, Alex
Hare and Tortoise Race Across Israel Gehl, Laura Kar-Ben 2015 S/O 2015 34 Lurie, Aimee
The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France Ethan B. Katz Harvard University Press 2015 F/ M 2017 12 Randall C. Belinfante
Many Faces of Herod the Great Marshak, Adam Kolman William B. Eerdmans 2015 M/J 2016 33 Quinn, Arthur G.
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.
Hanukkah Lights Martin, David Candlewick Press 2015 N/D 2015 4-5 Kamin, Rachel
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
Jews in America and Divine Destiny SISU Entertainment 2015 N/D 2015 46 Feder, Debbie
Hebrew Priestess: Ancient and New Visions of Jewish Woman’s Spiritual Leadership, T he Hammer, Jill, Shere, Taya Ben Yehuda Press 2015 F/M 16 12 Freiband, Susan
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.
Hidden Gold: A True Story of the Holocaust Burakowski, Ella Second Story Press 2015 M/J 2016 9-10 Bloomfield, Kathy
Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein Peet, Amanda Doubleday 2015 M/J 2016 14 McMahon, Martha
Zionism and Judaism: a New Theory Novak, David Cambridge University Press 2015 S/O 2015 16 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Benjamin Netanyahu: Leading the Way for Israel Silverman, Elisa Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 N/D 2015 7 Rapp, Andrea
Mister Doctor: Janusz Korczak & the Orphans of the Warsaw Ghetto Cohen-Janca, Irène Annick Press 2015 M/J 15 2 Bloomfield, Kathy
Healing from the Break: Stories, Inspiration and Guidance for Anyone Touched by Divorce Rosenberg, Avigail Menucha Publishers 2015 S/O 2016 14 Pinchuck, Chava
Fire Burns in Kotzk Unger, Menashe Wayne State University Press 2015 N/D 2015 36 Tesler, David
Somewhere There is Still a Sun: A Memoir of the Holocaust Gruenberg, Michael, Hasak-Lowy, Todd Aladdin 2015 F/M 16 33 Dublin, Anne
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.
Oskar and the Eight Blessings Simon, Richard, Simon, Tanya, Siegel, Mark Roaring Brook Press 2015 F/M 16 46 Malen, Michal Hoschander
The Travels of Daniel Ascher Levy-Bertherat, Deborah, Hunter, Adriana Other Press 2015 F/M 16 38-39 Marks, Allison
Warsaw. The Jewish Metropolis: Essays in Honor of the 75th Birthday of Professor Antony Polonsky. Dynner, Glenn, Guesnet, Francois Brill 2015 F/M 16 6 Levy, David B
Wise Aging, Living with Joy, Resilience, & Spirit Cowan, Rachel, Thal, Linda Behrman House 2015 S/O 2015 5 Freiband, Susan
Let my People Go : the Transnational Politics of Soviet Jewish Emigration during the Cold War Peretz, Pauline, Rundell, Ethan Transaction Books 2015 F/M 2016 18 Levy, David B
Judy Blume Krull, Kathleen Women Who Broke the Rules Bloomsbury 2015 M/J 2016 5-6 Cole, Ellen
Everybody Says Shalom Kimmelman, Leslie Random House 2015 S/O 2015 34 Dublin, Anne
Radical French Thought and the Return of the “Jewish Question.” Marty, Eric Studies in Antisemitism Indiana University Press 2015 M/J 2016 34 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Hidden Treasures from Europe. v.1 Emanuel, Simha Magnes Press 2015 S/O 2016 5 Wolfe, Nira
Liberman Open Orthodox Haggadah, The Herzfeld, Shmuel Gefen 2015 N/D 2015 22 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Jews Against Themselves Alexander, Edward Transaction Publishers 2015 N/D 2015 13 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook: Garden-Fresh Recipes Rediscovered and Adapted for Today’s Kitchen Lewando, Fania Schocken 2015 S/O 2016 10 Feder, Debbie
Returning Home: Journeys to Israel Silverman, Erica Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 S/O 2016 36-37 Quay, Alex
The Choice Clark, Kathy A Holocaust Remembrance Book for Young Readers Second Story Press 2015 M/J 15 11 Krasner, Barbara
Nights of Tel Aviv: Israeli Detective Stories SISU Entertainment 2015 N/D 2015 47 Bibel, Barbara M.
If I Went to the Moon Blau, Sara, Romanenko, Vasillisa Hachai 2015 N/D 2016 7 Citrin, Rena
Jewish Honor Courts: Revenge, Retribution and Reconciliation in Europe and Israel after the Holocaust. Jockusch, Laura, Finder, Gabriel N. Wayne State University Press 2015 F/M 16 12 Smith, Sonia
Escape in Time Lowenstein-Malz, Ronit MB Publishing 2015 M/J 2016 10 Bloomfield, Kathy
The Parakeet Named Dreidel Singer, Isaac Bashevis, Berkson, Suzanne Raphael Farrar Straus Giroux 2015 F/M 16 47 Dublin, Anne
Whirlpool Stimler, Ayala Menucha Publishers 2015 S/O 2015 32 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Meg Goldberg on Parade Rosenbaum, Andrea Warmflash Kar-Ben 2015 M/J 2016 14 Citrin, Rena
Anti-Semitism and its Metaphysical Origins. Patterson, David Cambridge University Press 2015 S/O 2015 16 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Education of a Traitor: Growing Up in Cold War Russia Grobman, Svetlana Musings Publishing 2015 M/J 2016 43
I Am Israeli: The Children of Israel Weiss, Eva L. Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 N/D 2015 7 Rapp, Andrea
Joey and the Giant Box Lakritz, Deborah Kar-Ben 2015 M/J 15 2 Katz, Lisa
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
Avigail. Zauderer, Chana, Abadi, Mary Feldheim 2015 F/M 16 34 Kamin, Rachel
History of Forgetting Adderson, Caroline Biblioasis 2015 F/M 2016 26 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Sharing the Burden: Rabbi Simha Zissel Ziv and the Path of Musar Claussen, Geoffrey D. SUNY Press 2015 N/D 2016 13 Cantor, Hallie
The Capacity for Infinite Happiness Von Konigslow, Alexis Buckrider Books 2015 N/D 2015 43 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Lilli’s Quest Perl, Lila Ig Publishing 2015 F/M 16 39 Krasner, Barbara
Letters of Light: Passages from Ma’or va-shemesh Epstein, Kalonymos, Kalman Pickwick Publications 2015 F/M 16 8 Levy, David B
I Didn’t Tell Them Anything: The Wartime Secrets of An American Girl Rieger, Aleena Sunpetal Books 2015 f/ 19 Schutzman, Laura
Lola Levine is Not Mean! Brown, Monica Little Brown and Company 2015 M/J 2016 6 Quay, Alex
Jodie’s Shabbat Surprise Levine, Anna Kar-Ben 2015 S/O 2015 35 Eskin, Marcie
Jewish Voices in Feminism: Transnational Perspectives Nelly Las, Ruth Morris University of Nebraska Press 2015 F/ M 2017 13 Suzanne Smailes
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.
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.
Jewish Identity, The Challenge of Peoplehood Today Ruth Shamir Popkin Gefen 2015 F/ M 2017 18-19 Freiband, Susan
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