Book Review Index

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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Authorsort ascending
Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature Balberg, Mira University of California Press 2017 M/J 2018 21 Belinfante, Randall C.
Crafting the 613 Commandments: Maimonides on the enumeration, classification and formulation of the scriptural commandments Friedberg, Albert D. Academic Studies Press 2013 N/D 14 20 Belinfante, Randall C.
Jews and Islamic Law in early 20th Century Yemen Wagner, Mark Indiana Series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies Indiana University Press 2014 S/O 2015 21 Belinfante, Randall C.
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 Dana, Nissim Academic Studies Press 2014 S/O 2015 5 Belinfante, Randall C.
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.
Beginnings of Ladino Literature: Moses Almosnino and his Readers Borovaya, Olga Indiana University Press 2017 M/J 2018 22 Belinfante, Randall C.
The Gates of Repentance-Shaarei Teshuvah. Rabbeinu Yonah of Gerona Kahn, David Philipp Feldheim 2014 M/J 15 30-31 Belinfante, Randall C.
The Jews of Italy: Antiquity Simonsohn, Shlomo Brill 2014 M/J 15 38-39 Belinfante, Randall C.
Samaritans: A Profile. Pummer, Reinhar Eerdmans 2016 S/O 2016 13 Belinfante, Randall C.
Jewish-Muslim Relations and Migration from Yemen to Palestine in the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Ariel, Ari Brill S/O14 3 Belinfante, Randall C.
Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age: Survivors' Stories and New Media Practices Shandler, Jeffrey Stanford University Press 2017 M/J 2019 35 Cantor, Hallie
Unpromising Land: Jewish Migration to Palestine in the Early Twentieth Century, an Alroey, Gur Stanford University Press 2014 S/O 2015 1 Cantor, Hallie
Education of a Traitor: Growing Up in Cold War Russia, The Grobman, Svetlana Musings Publishing 2015 F/M 16 11 Cantor, Hallie
Underground in Berlin: A Young Woman’s Extraordinary Tale of Survival in the Heart of Nazi Germany Simon, Marie Jalowicz Little, Brown and Co. 2015 S/O 2016 15 Cantor, Hallie
Assimilated Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, 1940-1943 Person, Katarzyna Syracuse University Press 2014 M/J 15 34-35 Cantor, Hallie
My Rebbe Steinsaltz, Adin Maggid Books 2014 N/D 14 35 Cantor, Hallie
Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948 Halperin, Liora Yale University Press 2015 N/D 2015 21 Cantor, Hallie
A State is Born: The Establishment of the Israeli System of Government, 1947-1951 Fine, Jonathan David, Cohen, Tamar L., Hochstein, Fray State University of New York Press 2018 N/D 2019 23 Cantor, Hallie
Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History Zipperstein, Steven J. Liverlight 2018 M/J 2019 38 Cantor, Hallie
Sharing the Burden: Rabbi Simha Zissel Ziv and the Path of Musar Claussen, Geoffrey D. SUNY Press 2015 N/D 2016 13 Cantor, Hallie
No Justice in Germany: The Breslau Diaries, 1933-1941 Cohn, Willy Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture Stanford University Press 2012 F/M14 28 Cantor, Hallie
Jew's Best Friend?: The Image of the Dog throughout Jewish History Ackerman-Lieberman, Phillip I., Zalashik, Rakefet Sussex Academic Press 2013 S/O14 2 Cantor, Hallie
Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady: The Origins of Chabad Hasidism Etkes, Immanuel Brandeis University Press 2015 F/M 16 8 Cantor, Hallie
Masorah and Text Criticism in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Moses ibn Zabara and Menahem de Lonzano. Roth, Pinchas Magnes Press 2014 S/O 2015 17 Roth, Pinchas
Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud Vidas, Moulie Princeton University Press 2014 M/J 15 41-42 Roth, Pinchas
Joseph Seniri: Commentary on the Former Prophets - A Critical Edition of the Hebrew Text wtih Introductory Essays on Grammatical Exegesis in Thirteenth-Century Provence Kogel, Judith Brill S/O14 15 Roth, Pinchas
Midrash Esther Rabbah: Critical Edition Based on Manuscripts with an Introduction, References, Variant Readings and Commentary. Tabory, Joseph, Atzmon, Arnon Midrash Project of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies 2014 S/O 2015 19 Roth, Pinchas
Hekhalot Literature in Context: Between Byzantium and Babylonia Ra'anan, Boustan, Himmelfarb, Matha, Schaefer, Peter Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism Mohr Siebeck 2013 F/M14 25-26 Roth, Pinchas
פתחי היכל: עיוני אגדה ומדרש בספר חזוהר (Temple portals: Studies in Aggadah and Midrash in the Zohar) Yisraeli, Oded Magnes Press 2013 N/D 14 36 Roth, Pinchas
The New Religious-Zionist Discourse on Body and Sexuality Englander, Yakir and Avi Sagi Shalom Hartman Institute 2013 S/O14 9-10 Roth, Pinchas
פירוש הרלב”ג לסיפורי בריאת האדם ולסיפור גן העדן Klein-Braslavy, Sara Magnes Press 2015 F/M 16 14 Roth, Pinchas
Mishnah and Tosefta Studies Brody, Robert Magnes Press 2014 M/J 15 21 Roth, Pinchas
Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt Ackerman-Lieberman, Phillip I. Stanford University Press S/O14 1 Roth, Pinchas
Piyut ha-kadom (Early Piyyut) Munz-Manor, Ophir Tel Aviv University 2015 F/M 2016 18 Roth, Pinchas
Reading Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah Gillis, David. Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2015 S/O 2015 7 Roth, Pinchas
We Can Do Mitzvos Around the Jewish Year Zoldan, Yael Feldheim 2014 M/J 15 16 Pastcan, Ben
Garden of Time, the Hammer, Jill, Cohen, Zoe Skinner House Books 2014 N/D 14 7 Pastcan, Ben
Elena Kagan: A Biography Greene, Meg Greenwood Biographies S/O14 33 Pastcan, Ben
Avi the Ambulance Goes to School Carlson, Claudia Apples and Honey Press 2015 S/O 2015 34 Pastcan, Ben
Let’s Visit Jerusalem! Manzione, Lisa The Adventures of Bella & Harry Series Bella & Harry Publishers 2013 F/M14 12 Pastcan, Ben
Sammy Spider’s First Taste of Hanukkah: A Cookbook Rouss, Sylvia A. Sammy Spider Kar-Ben 2015 N/D 2015 5 Pastcan, Ben
Rosh Hashanah Murray, Julie Holiday Series ABDO S/O14 50-51 Pastcan, Ben
Bracha Do You Know? Stern, Ariella Hachai 2014 M/J 15 15 Pastcan, Ben
World Outside, The Wiseman, Eva Tundra S/O14 38-39 Levine, Joyce
Wolf by Wolf Graudin, Ryan Little Brown and Company 2015 M/J 2016 8 Levine, Joyce
Unreasonable Doubts Gentin, Reyna Marder She Writes Press 2018 N/D 2019 35 Levine, Joyce
Milk Underground, The Someck, Ronny, Inbar, Hana, Manaster, Robert White Pine Press 2015 F/M 2016 28 Levine, Joyce
I Go to Sleep Benenfeld, Rikki Hachai 2018 M/J 2019 16 Levine, Joyce
Ora de Despertar Aroeste, Sarah Aroeste Music 2016 S/O 2016 40 Levine, Joyce
A Cage Without Bars Dublin, Anne PBK 2018 N/D 2018 9-10 Levine, Joyce
Bold as a Leopard ( The Chronicles of Meir ben Yaakov) Walfish, Miriam Judaica Press 2018 M/J 2019 10 Levine, Joyce
My Train to Freedom: A Jewish Boy’s Journey from Nazi Europe to a Life of Activism. Backer, Ivan Skyhorse Publishing 2016 F/M 16 2 Levine, Joyce
Yosef’s Dream Rouss, Sylvia A., Naim, Asher Apples and Honey Press 2016 N/D 2016 11 Levine, Joyce
My Sister’s Eyes: a Family Chronicle of Rescue and Loss During World War II Halperin, Joan Arnay Sousa Mendes Foundation 2017 M/J 2018 15 Levine, Joyce
Let's Meet a Hatzalah Member Unger, Nissi, Rosner, Hersh Our Community Menucha 2018 M/J 2019 18 Levine, Joyce
The Hired Girl Schlitz, Laura Amy Candlewick Press 2015 N/D 2015 2 Levine, Joyce
Tucson Jo Matas, Carol Fictive Press 2014 S/O 2015 30 Levine, Joyce
Kissing in America Rabb, Margo Harper 2015 M/J 15 8-9 Levine, Joyce
Around the Clock: A Jewish Child Learns to Tell Time Werner, Aviva Feldheim 2014 M/J 15 16 Levine, Joyce
Bromley Girls Mendelsohn, Martha Texas Tech University Press 2015 N/D 2015 3 Krasner, Barbara
Saving Hanno: The Story of a Refugee Dog Halahmy, Miriam Holiday House 2019 M/J 2019 12-13 Krasner, Barbara
We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement that Defied Adolf Hitler Freedman, Russell Clarion 2016 S/O 2016 35 Krasner, Barbara
The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank's Window Gottesfeld, Jeff, McCarty, Peter Alfred A. Knopf 2016 S/O 2016 36 Krasner, Barbara
Esfir Is Alive Simon, Andrea Bedazzled Ink 2016 N/D 2016 6-7 Krasner, Barbara
Hand in Hand Rosenbaum, Andria Warmflash, Shleifer, Maya Apples and Honey Press 2019 M/J 2019 14 Krasner, Barbara
Witness: Passing the Torch of Holocaust Memory to New Generations Rubenstein, Eli Second Story Press 2016 S/O 2016 36 Krasner, Barbara
Shanghai Escape Kacer, Kathy Second Story Press 2013 F/M14 9 Krasner, Barbara
White Rose Wilson, Kip Versify/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019 M/J 2019 14 Krasner, Barbara
Nest Ehrlich, Esther Wendy Lamb Books 2014 N/D 14 2 Krasner, Barbara
The Choice Clark, Kathy A Holocaust Remembrance Book for Young Readers Second Story Press 2015 M/J 15 11 Krasner, Barbara
Magician of Auschwitz, the Kacer, Kathy Second Story Press 2014 N/D 14 8 Krasner, Barbara
Prisoner of Night and Fog Blankman, Anne = Balser S/O14 41-42 Krasner, Barbara
Prisoners of Breendonk: Personal Histories from a World War II Concentration Camp Deem, James M. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015 S/O 2015 33 Krasner, Barbara
Isabel’s War. Perl, Lila Lizzie Skurnick Books 2014 N/D 14 9 Krasner, Barbara
Hidden Like Anne Frank: 14 True Stories of Survival Prins, Marcel, Steenhuis, Peter Henk Arthur A. Levine Books 2014 M/J 15 12 Krasner, Barbara
Leonard Bernstain and American Music Reef, Catherine Modern Music Masters Morgan Reynolds S/O14 34-35 Krasner, Barbara
Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke Blankman, Anne Balzer + Bray 2015 F/M 16 38 Krasner, Barbara
Spinoza: The Outcast Thinker Lehmann, Devra namelos 2014 M/J 15 5-6 Krasner, Barbara
Trash Can Days: A Middle School Saga Steinkellner, Teddy Disney Hyperion 2013 F/M14 5 Krasner, Barbara
Grandpa's Third Drawer; Unlocking Holocaust Memories Kopelman, Judy Tal Jewish Publication Society S/O14 43-44 Krasner, Barbara
Long Summer Nights Appelfeld, Aharon, Mintzi, Vali, Green, Jeffrey Seven Stories Press 2019 N/D 2019 10 Krasner, Barbara
Lilli’s Quest Perl, Lila Ig Publishing 2015 F/M 16 39 Krasner, Barbara
Hitler in Paris Don Nardo Captured World History Series Compas Point Books S/O14 44 Krasner, Barbara
Anne Frank: Heroic Diarist of the Holocaust Killcoyne, Hope Lourie Britannica Beginner Bios Britannica/Rosen 2016 N/D 2016 4 Krasner, Barbara
Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees Leatherdale, Mary Beth, Shakespeare, Eleanor Annick Press 2017 M/J 2018 16 Krasner, Barbara
Dreams Are Forbidden Banki, Danna, Spira, Susan CreateSpace 2016 N/D 2016 5 Krasner, Barbara
Alex’s Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance Goldsmith, Martin Da Capo Press 2014 F/M 16 10 Krasner, Barbara
Price of Kings: Shimon Peres, The Natasegara, Joanna Seventh Art Releasing N/D 14 43 Feder, Debbie
Jews in America and Divine Destiny SISU Entertainment 2015 N/D 2015 46 Feder, Debbie
Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook: Garden-Fresh Recipes Rediscovered and Adapted for Today’s Kitchen Lewando, Fania Schocken 2015 S/O 2016 10 Feder, Debbie
Prime Grill Cookbook, The Kokotlin, David and Joey Allaham Pelican Publishing Company Inc. 2013 S/O14 16 Feder, Debbie
Stories of a Young Nation: Israeli Comedies and Drama and Everything In-Between SISU Entertainment 2015 N/D 2015 47 Feder, Debbie
Taste of Pesach: Trusted Favorites, Simple Preparation, Magnificent Results Yeshiva Me'on Hatorah Arscroll S/O14 26 Feder, Debbie
Jewish Spiritual Parenting: Wisdom, Activities, Rituals and Prayers for Raising Children with Spiritual Balance and Emotional Wholeness Kipnes, Paul, November, Michelle Jewish Lights Publishing 2015 F/M 16 13 Feder, Debbie
Jazz Souls on Fire Afro-Semitic Experience Reckless DC Music 2013 S/O 2015 27 Feder, Debbie
Kosher Movies: A Film Critic Discovers Life Lessons at the Cinema Cohen, Herbert J. Urim 2015 S/O 2015 4 Feder, Debbie
Life Transforming Diet, The ulberg, Davdi J. Feldheim S/O14 27 Feder, Debbie
Secret Restaurant Recipes from the World’s Top Kosher Restaraunts Schapira, Leah, Dweck, Victoria Mesorah 2014 M/J 15 38 Feder, Debbie
Kosher Cuisine for a New Generation Kowitz, Mitchell Red Portal Press 2014 N/D 14 25 Feder, Debbie
Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games Kaplan, Ron Skyhorse Publishing 2015 S/O 2016 8 Feder, Debbie

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