Book Review Index


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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Authorsort ascending
Whose Little Boy Are You? Bartov, Hanoch, Halkin, Hillel JPS 1978 Sp79 24
Final Judgement, The Easterman, Daniel HarperCollins 1996 F/M 97 41860
Blessing and the Curse, The Bayer, Linda JPS 1988 N/D 88 8
No Other Gods: The Modern Struggle Against Idolatry Seeskin, Kenneth Behrman House 1995 F/M 96 41986
Jacob the Baker Ben-Shea, Noah Villard 1989 S/O 89 8
Peony Buck, Pearl S., Abraham, Andy R. Bloch Publishing 1990 F/M 91 21
Shabbat Reader: Universe of Comic Joy, The Elkin, Dov Peretz UAHC 1998 F/M 99 7
Travels of Benjamin of Tudela: Through Three Continents in the Twelfth Century, The Shulevitz, Uri Farrar 2005 M/J 05 23-24
Ancient Israelites and Their Neighbors: An Activity Guide Broida, Marian Chicago Review Press 2003 S/O 03 47
Meth O.D. Meth, Clifford Aardwof 2006 S/O 06 32
Kids Speak: Children Talk About Themselves Feldheim 1994 S/O 94 12
Honey from the Rock: Visions of Jewish Mystical Renewal Kushner, Lawrence Harper & Row 1977 Sp78 23
Dybbuks and Jewish Women in Social History, Mysticism and Folklore Elior, Rachel Urim 2008 M/J 09 21
Classic Kosher Cooking Finkel, Sara F/M 90 14
God in All Moments: Mystical and Practical Spiritual Wisdom from Hasidic Masters Rose, Or N. Jewish Lights Publishing 2004 M/J 04 19-20
Raoul Wallenberg: The Man Who Stopped Death Linnea, Sharon JPS 1993 M/J 94 12
Story of Cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, The Bartley, M. Otis Mountain Press 2005 M/J 06 22
When Deborah Met Jael: Lesbian Biblical Hermeneutics Guest, Deryn SCM Press 2005 F/M 06 33
Eye of the Crow: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His 1st Case Peacock, Shane Tundra Books 2007 N/D 07 41986
Best of I. F. Stone, The Weber, Karl PublicAffairs 2006 N/D 06 26
Nations United: How the United Nations Undermines Israel and the West Grobman, Alex Balfour Books 2006 M/J 07 25
Looking Back, Going Forward: New and Selected Poems Taube, Herman Dryad Press 2002 S/O 03 15
Israel Roy, Jennifer Rozines Discovering Cultures Marshall Cavendish 2004 M/J 04 39
Pagans, Tartars, Moslems, and Jews in Chaucers Canterbury Tales Schildgen, Brenda Deen University Press of Florida 2001 N/D 02 15
Secret Jews, The Prinz, Joachim Random House 1973 Sp 75 15
To Die in Babylon Livinston, Harold St. Martins 1993 N/D 93 7
After I Said No Johnson, Sheila Golburgh Fithian Press 2000 M/J 00 22-23
Masada Plan, The Harris, Leonard Crown 1976 Sp78 21
Judaism of the Second Temple Period, volume 1: Qumran and Apocalypticism Flusser, David, Yadin, Azzan Eerdmans 2007 S/O 08 16
History of Jerusalem: Early Muslim Period, 638-1099 Prawer, Joshua, Ben-Shammai, Haggai NYU Press 1996 S/O 97 8, 11
Diasporic Modernism: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century Schachter, Allison Oxford University Press 2012 S/O12 46-47
Chanukah: Guess Who? A Lift-the-Flap Book Stern, Ariella, Argoff, Patti Hachai 2012 M/J13 15
Garden of Eden Cookbook, The Wigender, Devorah Emmet Harper & Row 1988 F/M 89 12
Purim Goat, The Suhl, Yuri O 80 13
Soumchi Oz, Amos S/O 81 10
War Story: A Novel Edelman, Gwen Riverhead Books 2001 F/M 03 21
Bar Mitzvah Book, The Paterson, Moira Praeger 1975 W77 28
My Friend Troublemaker: Learning to Focus and Thriving with ADHD Schonfeld, Rifka, Judowitz, Yoel Feldheim 2012 N/D12 11
Life in the Present Tense: Reflections on Family and Faith Rosenwein, Rifka Ben Yehuda Press 2007 F/M 08 43
In the Spirit of Our Age: Eric Mendelsohns Bnai Amoona Synagogue James-Chakraborty, Kathleen Missouri Historical Society 2000 F/M 01 41828
Jews, The Bermant, Chaim Times Books 1977 Sp78 21
Daughters of the King: Women and the Synagogue Grossman, Susan, Hunt, Rivka JPS 1992 M/J 92 16
Hanukkah Trike, The Edwards, Michelle, Mitter, Kathryn Albert Whitman 2010 N/D 10 8
Runaway Latkes, The Kimmelman, Leslie Albert Whitman 2000 N/D 00 17
Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust Bunting, Eve, Gammell, Steven JPS 1989 N/D 89 13-14
Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust: Narrative and the Consequences of Interpretation Young, James E. Jewish Literature and Culture Series Indiana University Press 1990 N/D 90 13
Francine Princes New Jewish Cuisine Prince, Francine Putnam's Sons 1991 N/D 91 13-14
Broken Bracelet, The Kranzler, Gershon Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch 1986 N/D 86 7
On Sacrifice Halbertal, Moshe Princeton University Press 2012 Fm13 26-27
Jewish Encyclopedia of Moral and Ethical Issues, The Aronson 1994 S/O 95 8
Pope John Paul II on Jews and Judaism, 1979-1986 Pope John Paul II, Fisher, Eugene J., Kienicki, Leon U.S. Catholic Conference 1987 S/O 87 8
Simon Says Griffis, Molly Levite Eakin 2004 S/O 04 45
Until the Messiah Comes Roseman, Kenneth The Do-It-Yourself Jewish Adventures Series UAHC 1999 F/M 00 11
Ars Judaica The Bar Ilan-Journal of Jewish Art Yaniva, Bracha Department of Jewish Art, Bar-Ilan University S/O 07 56
Morning Moon, A Reibel, Paula Morrow 1984 M/J 85 4
Legacy, The Fast, Howard M/J 82 2
Iguana Corps of the Haganah, The Eisenberg, Ronald Lee Bloch 1977 W77 31
Enemies of Jupiter, The Lawrence, Caroline The Roman Mysteries: Book 7 Roaring Brook Press 2005 N/D 05 41986
Jewish Wedding Album, The (AUDIO) Enslin, Nancy, Bernadot, Deborah Intersound 1994 S/O 94 12
Court Jesters, The Dagan, Avigdor JPS 1990 S/O 90 16
Growing Up Guilty Schwartz, Sheila Pantheon 1978 Sp79 27
Restement of Rabbinic Civil Law, vol. 8 Quint, Emmanuel Aronson 1997 S/O 98 14
Take it Like a Soldier: A Memori Geller, Victor B. The Jewish Quarter 2007 N/D 08 12
Wine of Solitude, The Nemirovsky, Irene Vintage 2012 FM13 41-42
First Fruits Michener, James A. JPS 1973 Sp 75 25
Bodies and Souls: The Tragic Plight of Three Jewish Women Forced into Prostitution in the Americas Vincent, Isabel Morrow 2005 M/J 06 31
Nobel Book of Answers: The Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Shimon Peres, and other Nobel Prize Winners Answer Some of Lifes Most Intriguing Questions for Young People, The Stiekel, Bettina Atheneum 2001 N/D 03 34
Jerusalem Bowden, Rob Great Cities of the World Series World Almanac Library 2006 F/M 06 17
Petropolis Ulinich, Anya Viking 2007 N/D 07 27
Shalom Sharabi and the Kabbalists of Beit El Giller, Pinchas Oxford University Press 2008 S/O 09 37-38
Triumph of Military Zionism: Nationalism and the Origins of the Israeli Right, The Shindler, Colin I. B. Tauris 2006 M/J 06 29-30
Animals and the Ark, The Kuskin, Karla, Grejniec, Michael Atheneum 2002 M/J 02 19
Mihu the Detective and the Mystery of the Blue Budgie Halpern, Chaiky Feldheim 1987 F/M 88 7
Kol Dodi Dofek = Listen - My Beloved Knocks Soloveitchik, Joseph B., Gordon, David Yeshiva University Press 2006 S/O 06 45
House on Mulberry Street, The Meyers, Maan Bantam 1996 S/O 97 27
Eight Lights for Eight Nights: a Hanukkah Story and Activity Book Herman, Debbie, Koffsky, Ann D. Barron's Educational Series 2003 F/M 04 35
Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life: Awakening Your Heart, Connecting with God Roth, Jeff Jewish Lights Publishing 2009 N/D 09 25
Colors of Israel Grossman, Laurie, Byers, Helen Carolrhoda Books 2001 N/D 01 22
Gods Voice from the Void: Old and New Studies in Bratslav Hasidism Magid, Shaul SUNY Press 2002 F/M 02 23
Rebbe Mendel … In a Class by Himself Sternfeld, Nathan Feldheim 2009 M/J 10 18, 20
Strange Relations Levitan, Sonia Knopf 2007 M/J 07 41892
When the Grey Beetles Took Over Baghdad Yahia, Mona Braziler 2007 N/D 07 27
Fall of a Sparrow: The Life and Times of Abba Kovner, The Porat, Dina, Elizur, Yuval Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture Stanford University Press 2009 F/M 10 38
Beyond Belief: The American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust, 1933-1945 Lipstadt, Deborah E. The Free Press 1986 S/O 86 7
Never Too Late to Remember: The Politics Behind New York Citys Holocaust Museum Saidel, Rochelle G. Holmes & Meier 1996 F/M 97 17
Lots of Latkes: A Hanukkah Story Lanton, Sandy, Redenbaugh, Vickie Jo Kar-Ben 2003 N/D 03 28-29
Israel Under Rabin Freedman, Robert O. Wstview Press 1995 S/O 96 6
Paris Years of Rosie Kamin, The Teleky, Richard Steerforth 1998 F/M 99 15
See You Soon Again (VIDEO) Stepanick, Lukas, Wegenstein, Bernadette Cinema Guild 2012 FM13 16
Toleration Within Judaism Goodman, Martin The Littman Library 2013 N/D13 27-28
Albert Einstein: Physicist and Genius (rev. ed.) Goldenstern, Joyce Great Minds of Science Series Enslow 2008 S/O 07 11
Mazal Bueno: A Portrait in Song of the Spanish Jews (AUDIO) Western Winds N/D 92 27
Just One Word (rev. ed.) Stern, Esther Feldheim 2004 F/M 06 37
Hitlers Canary Toksvig, Sandi Roaring Brook Press 2007 M/J 07 12
Distant Music Langley, Lee Milkweed Editions 2003 F/M 04 12
Children of a Vanished World Kohn, Mara Vishniac, Facks, Miraim Hartman University of California Press 1999 F/M 00 7
Genizah at the House of Shepher, The Yellin, Tamar Toby Press 2005 M/J 05 31
Quiestion of Faith: An Atheist and a Rabbi Debate the Existence of God, A Kaufman, William E., Shor, Morton Aronson 1994 N/D 94 9
Spiritual Activism: A Jewish Guide to Leadership and Repairing the Wrold Weiss, Abraham Jewish Lights Publishing 2008 S/O 08 26
Wayfarers, The Tower, Stuart F. Lighthouse Press 2003 S/O 04 10