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.

Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Yearsort ascending Issue P Review Author
Contemporary Halakhic Problems Bleich, J. David Contemporary Halakhic Problems; vol. VI Ktav 2012 S/O12 27
Sacred Stories: Wisdom from World Religions McFarlane, Marilyn, Berg, Caroline O. Aladdin 2012 S/O12 3-4
Hannah Arendt: Radical Conservative Horowitz, Irving Louis Transaction Press 2012 FM13 27
Studies in Medieval Jewish Intellectual and Social History: Festschrift in Honor of Robert Chazan Engel, David, Schiffman, Lawrence H., Wolfson, Elliot R. Supplements to the Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy Brill 2012 S/O12 29
Illuminated Kaddish: Interpretations of the Mourners Prayer, The Bolsta, Hyla Shifra Ktav 2012 N/D12 18
Torah Book of Opposites, The Segal, Nechamy, Lumer, Marc Hachai 2012 FM13 4
There Was a Fire: Jews, Music and the American Dream (2nd ed.) Sidran, Ben Nardis Books 2012 S/O13 41
Suckling at My Mothers Breasts: The Image of a Nursing God in Jewish Mysticism Haskell, Ellen Davina SUNY Press 2012 S/O13 28
Hebrew Bible in Fifteenth-Century Spain: Exegesis, Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts, The Decter, Jonathan, Arturo, Pratts Brill 2012 FM13 22
Surviving Your Bat/Bat Mitzvah: The Ultimate Insiders Guide [sic] Axelrod, Matt Jason Aronson 2012 M/J13 13
Whole Story of Half a Girl, The Hiranandani, Veera Delacorte 2012 S/O12 8
Hen for Izzy Pippik, A Davis, Aubrey, Lafrance, Marie Kids Can Press 2012 S/O12 11
Wind that Wanted to Rest, The Oberman, Sheldon, Waldman, Neil Boyds Mills Press 2012 N/D12 41765
After Mussolini: Jewish Life and Memories in Post-Fascist Italy Schwarz, Guri, Mazhar, Giovanni Noor Vallentine Mitchell 2012 S/O13 38
Short History of Jewish Ethics: Conduct and Character in the Context of Covenant, A Mittleman, Alan L. Wiley-Blackwell 2012 S/O12 43
Called to controversy: The unlikely story of Mishe Rosen and the founding of Jews for Jesus Rosen, Ruth Thomas Nelson 2012 N/D12 35
Radical Responsiiblity: Celebrating the Thought of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Harris, Michael J., Rynhold, Daniel, Wright, Tamra Maggid Books 2012 M/J13 25
Adirondack Mendels Aufruf Schuman, Sandor, Kuhne, Kevin This Too Shall Pass Press 2012 N/D13 10-11
Mishnaic Sotah Ritual: Temple, Gender and Midrash, The Rosen-Zvi, Ishay Brill 2012 N/D13 35
Fifty-Four PIck Up Herzfeld, Shmuel Gefen 2012 N/D12 24
Rabbis as Romans: the Rabbinic Movement in Palestine, 100-400 C.E. Lapin, Hayim Oxford University Press 2012 FM13 30
Zohar, The (Pritzker Edition) Matt, Daniel C. Stanford University Press 2012 S/O13 47
Wonder Palacio, RJ Random House 2012 S/O12 9
When My Mother No Longer Knew My Name: A Sons "Course" in "Rational" Caregiving Goldstein, Stephen L. Grid Press 2012 M/J13 24
Get Cooking! Jewish American Family Cookbook ... and Rockin Mama Doni Celebration Harkham, Rachel, Thomas, Donni Zasloff Behrman House 2012 FM13 5
Sixteenth-Century Judeo-Spanish Testimonies: An Edition of Eighty-Four Testimonies from the Sephardic Responsa in the Ottoman Empire Benaim, Annette Etudes sur le Judaisme Medieval (no. 52) Brill 2012 M/J 12 19
Melting Pot: The Peoples and Cultures of New York, The Taylor, Zachary Spotlight on New York Rosen 2012 S/O12 11
In Gods Shadow: Politics in the Hebrew Bible Walzer, Michael Yale University Press 2012 M/J13 37-38
Do You Dream in Color? Rubin, Laurie Seven Stories Press 2012 M/J13 3
We Are Their Voice: Young People Respond to the Holocaust Kacer, Kathy Second Story 2012 FM13 9
Superman Versus the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate Bowers, Rick National Geographic 2012 M/J13 9
Lets Throw a Hanukkah Party Lynette, Rachel Rosen 2012 S/O12 16
God, Jews and the Media: Religion and Israels Media Cohen, Yoel Routledge Jewish Studies Routledge 2012 N/D13 22
In the Lions Shadow: the Iranian Schindler and His Homeland in the Second World War Mokhtari, Fariborz The History Press 2012 N/D12 30-31
Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View Kornbluth, Doron Mosaica Press 2012 N/D12 26
Thirty Six, The White, Kristopher Fossil Creek Productions 2012 N/D12 44
Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memori. The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church of Scientology and Leaves Twelve Years Later to Become the Lovely Lady She is Today, A Bornstein, Kate Beacon Press 2012 M/J13 19
Wisdom of the Jews: Using Rationality and Practicality to Make Sense of Life Hurwitz, Yitzhak Shimon Devora 2012 S/O13 30-31
Berlin Cantata Lewis, Jeffrey Haus Publishing 2012 N/D12 43
Growing Up Jewish in China Beil, Dolly BPS Books 2012 FM13 18
Elijah Door: A Passover Tale, The Strauss, Linda Leopold, Natchev, Alexi Holiday House 2012 M/J 12 18
Very Near to You: Human Readings of the Torah Burg, Avraham Gefen 2012 M/J 12 22-23
For the Love of Israel: The Holy Land from Past to Present - A Primer for Tayarim, Tallmidim, Vatikim, Noodnikim, and Dreamers Lowenstein, Steven M. Triump Books 2012 M/J13 11
Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition Davis, Marni Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History NYU Press 2012 S/O12 28
My Awesome Awful Popularity Plan Rudetsky, Seth Random House 2012 M/J 12 8
When Jackie and Hank Met Fishman, Cathy Goldberg, Elliot, Mark Marshall Cavendish 2012 M/J 12 13
Almond Tree, The Corasanti, Michelle Cohen Garnet Publishing 2012 S/O13 47
On Wings of Eagles: The Secret operation of the Ethiopian Exodus Feldmann, Micha Gefen 2012 N/D12 21
New Jewish Leaders: Reshaping the American Jewish Landscape, The Wertheimer, Jack Brandeis University Press 2012 N/D12 39-40
Red Is My Rimon: A Jewish Childs Book of Colors Glick, Dvorah, Ackerman, Dena Hachai 2012 FM13 11
Theres a Zucchini in the Chocolate Cake and Other Stories Schonzeit, Miriam Judaica Press 2012 M/J13 5
Chanukah: Guess Who? A Lift-the-Flap Book Stern, Ariella, Argoff, Patti Hachai 2012 M/J13 15
Diasporic Modernism: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century Schachter, Allison Oxford University Press 2012 S/O12 46-47
Far Away from Where? Grenimann, Yehiel Mazo Publishers 2012 S/O12 54
Orchestra of Exiles (VIDEO) Aronson, Josh First Run Features 2012 S/O13 50
Zionist among Palestinians, A Bardin, Hillel Indiana University Press 2012 N/D12 16
Better-Than-Best Purim, The Howland, Naomi Amazon 2012 FM13 15
To Be a Princess Liram, Nimrod Gefen 2012 S/O13 48
Room for the Baby Edwards, Michelle, Christy, Jana Random House 2012 FM13 10
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories Englander, Nathan Alfred A. Knopf 2012 S/O12 54
On Sacred Ground: Jewish and Christian Clergy Reflect on Transformative Passages from the Five Books of Moses Bernhardt, Jeff Blackbird Books 2012 S/O13 21
Elie Wiesel: Holocaust Survivor and Messenger for Humanity Dakers, Diane Groundbreakers Crabtree 2012 S/O12 5
Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman Nobleman, Marc Tyler, Templeton, Ty Charlesbridge 2012 FM13 2
Emanuel and teh Hanukkah Rescue Hyde, Heidi Smith, Akib, Jamel Kar-Ben 2012 N/D12 1
Society and Self: On the Writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Blidstein, Gerlad J. Orthodox Union Press 2012 S/O12 27
Mushy Red Stuff Gilbert, Faye Alison, Silva, Leo Mirror Publishing 2012 M/J13 14
Pruflas: Book of Angels, vol. 18, David Krakauer plays Masada, Book Two (AUDIO) Zorn, John Tzadik 2012 S/O13 53
Libas Letters Walfish, Miriam Jewish Girls Around the World Judaica Press 2012 S/O13 4
ABC Israel Raz, Rachel Kar-Ben 2012 S/O13 9
Book of Job: Annotated & Explained, The Kraus, Donald Jewish Lights Publishing 2012 M/J13 27-28
Jewsandwords Oz, Amos, Oz-Salzberger, Fania Yale University Press 2012 M/J13 31
Crystal Ball: A Rebecca Mystery, The Greene, Jacqueline D., Giovine, Sergio American Girl Mysteries American Girl 2012 S/O12 8
Two Rings: A Story of Love and War Werber, Millie, Keller, Eve Persus Books Group 2012 N/D12 39
Financial Guide to Aliyah and Life in Israel Labinsky, Baruch Mosaic Press 2012 FM13 29
Berlin Ghetto: Herbert Baum and the Anti-Fascist Resistance Brothers, Eric The History Press 2012 N/D13 21
Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview Collins, John J., Harlow, Daniel C. William B. Eerdmans 2012 N/D13 22-23
Lives of Ordinary Poeple in Ancient Israel: Where Archaeology and the Bible Intersect, The Dever, William G. Eerdmans 2012 M/J13 23
Genocide in Jewish Thought Patterson, David Cambridge University Press 2012 N/D13 32, 34
On the Origins of Jewish Self-Hatred Reitter, Paul Princeton University Press 2012 N/D13 35
When the Hurricane Came Liss-Levinson, Nechama CreateSpace 2012 N/D12 4
Next Generation of Modern Orthodoxy, The Hain, Shmuel The Orthodox Forum, vol. 21 Yeshiva University Press 2012 N/D12 22, 24
Poverty and Welfare among the Portuguese Jews in Early Modern Amsterdam Bernfeld, Tirtsah Levie Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2012 N/D12 18
Biblical Outlook: Topics in Jewish Philosophy, The Polachek, Shlomo, Himelstein, Shmuel Penina Press 2012 N/D12 34
Meet at the Ark at Eight Ulrich, Hub, Muhle, Jorg Eerdman's 2012 FM13 3
Derashot Ledorot Genesis: A Commentary for the Ages Lamm, Norman Koren 2012 S/O13 32
Suddenly, A Knock on the Door Keret, Etgar Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012 FM13 41
Blue Thread Feldman, Ruth Tenzer Ooligan Press 2012 M/J 12 6
Shabbat Puppy, The Kimmelman, Leslie, Zollars, Jaime Marshall Cavendish 2012 M/J 12 16
Izzy the Whiz and Passover McClean Mermelstein, Yael, Hartman, Carrie Kar-Ben 2012 M/J 12 17
Book of Great Worth, A Margoshes, Dave Coteau Books 2012 M/J13 40
Jeremys Dreidel Gellman, Ellie, Mola, Maria Kar-Ben 2012 S/O12 15
Anthonius Mararitha and the Jewish Faith: Jewish Life and Conversion in Sixteenth-Century Germany Walton, MIchael T. Wayne State University Press 2012 N/D13 41
Spinoza Problem: A Novel, The Yalom, Irvin D. Basic Books 2012 N/D12 45
City in the Moonlight: Stories of the Old-Time Lithuanian Jews, The Katz, Dovid, Zumoff, Barnett Ktav 2012 M/J 12 50
Lithuanian Yeshivas of the Nineteenth Century: Creating a Tradition of Learning Stampfer, Shaul, Taylor-Gutharz, Lindsey Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2012 S/O12 48
Tale of Ritual Murder in teh Age of Louis Xiv: The Trial of Raphael L vy, 1669, A Birnbaum, Pierre, Goldhammer, Arthur Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture Stanford University Press 2012 FM13 20
Return: Daily Inspiration for the Days of Awe Brown, Erica Maggid Books 2012 FM13 21
Josephus and the Theologies of Ancient Judaism Klawans, Jonathan Oxford University Press 2012 N/D13 30
Schmutzy Family, The Rosenberg, Madelyn, Meisel, Paul Holiday House 2012 FM13 16
Were the Popes Against the Jews? Tracking hte Myths, Confronting the Ideologues Lawler, Justus George Eerdmans 2012 M/J13 28-29