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 Year Issue P Review Authorsort descending
Blue Nude: A Novel Rosner, Elizabeth Ballantine Books 2006 S/O 06 33
Hate Crime, The Karas, Phyllis Avon-Flare 1995 N/D 95 15
Reyna and the Jade Star Levinson, Robin K., Kehl, Drusa Gali Girls Jewish History Series Gali Girls 2006 N/D 06 41892
Stars Will Guide You, The Walfish, Miriam Judaica Press 2009 F/M 10 14
Best of Jewish Cooking, The Frucht, Phyllis, Rothschild, Joy, Katz, Gertrude, Sacks, Shelly Dial 1974 Sp 75 26
Kids Catalog of Hanukkah, The Adler, David A. JPS 2004 N/D 04 18
Miracles of Passover, The Hanft, Josh, Chwast, Seymour Blue Apple Books 2007 N/D 07 17
Oslo Idea: The Euphoria of Failure, The Israeli, Raphael Transaction Publishers 2012 N/D12 25
Ultimatum Trew, Anthony St. Martin's 1976 Sp77 26
Counts Hanukkah Countdown, The Balsley, Tilda, Fischer, Ellen, Leigh, Tom Kar-Ben 2012 N/D12 7
How to Ruin My Teenage Life Elkeles, Simone Flux 2007 N/D 07 12
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
Would You Salute?: One Childs Story of the Holocaust Steele, D. Kelley, Rickenbaker, Becky Hyatt Hidden Path 2006 F/M 07 15
Grover and Big Birds Passover Celebration Balsley, Tilda, Fischer, Ellen, Leigh, Tom Kar-Ben 2013 FM13 14
Rambam, The: A Brief Biography N/D 87 5
Silencer, The Louvish, Simon Interlink Books 1993 M/J 94 7
Auschwitz Album: The Story of a Transport, The (2nd ed.) Gutterman, Bella Yad Vashem 2004 N/D 06 25
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat (AUDIO) Weber, J. Really Useful Company 1993 N/D 96 14, 17
Marvin of the Great North Woods Lasky, Kathryn Harcourt 1997 F/M 98 15
Oath, The Wiesel, Elie Random House 1973 Ap 74 26
Torah Book of Opposites, The Segal, Nechamy, Lumer, Marc Hachai 2012 FM13 4
Chronicle of Jewish History: From the Patriarchs to the 21st Century Scharfstein, Sol Ktav 1997 S/O 97 28
History of Judaism, A (Volume 1: From Abraham to Maimonides, Volume 2: Europe and the New World) Silver, Daniel J., Martin, Bernard Basic Books 1974 D 74 29-30
It All Begins with a Date: Jewish Concerns About Intermarriage Silverstein, Alan Aronson 1995 M/J 96 11
Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer Nulman, Macy Aronson 1993 F/M 94 9
Whither Thou Goest: The Jewish In-Laws Survival Guide Shapiro, Sorah Devora 2008 M/J 09 29
Girl Meets God: the Gift of Being a Jewish Woman Tansky, Joannie Penina Press 2012 FM13 37, 39
Prime Ministers: an Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership, The Avner, Yehuda Toby Press 2010 N/D 10 16
Settings of Silver: An Introduction to Judaism Wylen, Stephen M. Paulist Press 1989 F/M 90 18
Animals Came Two by Two: The Story of Noahs Ark, The Wormell, Christopher Running Press Kids 2008 S/O 09 14
Jewish Subjects and Their Tribal Chieftains in Kurdistan: A Study in Survival Zaken, Mordechai Jewish Identities in a Changing World, no. 9 Brill 2007 M/J 08 28
Living on the Dead, The (2nd English language ed.) Megged, Aharon, Louvish, Misha Toby Press 2005 S/O 06 32
Nesarim: Children Survivors of Terezin Gruenbaum, Thelma Vallentine Mitchell 2004 M/J 05 34-35
Theodore Bikel Sings More Jewish Folk Songs (AUDIO) Bikel, Theodore Bainbridge Entertainment 1993 N/D 93 16
Candles in My Window Firestone, Beth Targum 1990 M/J 91 16
In the Year 1096. The First Crusade and the Jews Chazan, Robert JPS 1996 S/O 96 5
Doublelife: One Family, Two Faiths and a Journey of Hope Berman, Harold, Berman, Gayle Longhill Press 2013 N/D13 20
Way Into Torah, The Cohen, Norman J. Jewish Lights Publishing 2000 S/O 01 10
Friday Night with the Pope Shore, Jacques J. M., Hoffman, Amalia Gefen 2006 M/J 07 15-16
Peoples Prayer Book: Traditional Prayers, Modern Commentaries. Volume 10, Shabbat Morning: Shacharit and Musaf (Morning and Additional Services) Hoffman, Lawrence A. Jewish Lights Publishing 2007 F/M 08 40
Sand Devil: A Negev Trilogy Oren, Michael Toby Press 2007 M/J 08 21
Acts of Faith Ross, Dan F/M 82 6
Jewish Derrida, The Ofrat, Gideon, Kidron, Peretz Syracuse University Press 2001 F/M 03 36-37
Lest Innocent Blood be Shed: The Story of the Village of Le Chambon and How Goodness Happened There Hallie, Philip Harper & Row 1979 Sp80 16
My Brothers Bar Mitzvah Gallan, Janet, Avishai, Susan Kar-Ben 1990 F/M 91 23
Sweet Passover, A Newman, Leslea, Slonim, David Abrams 2012 M/J 12 1
Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue: A Novel of Pastry, Guilt and Music Kurlansky, Mark Ballantine Books 2005 S/O 05 39
Heart Afire: Stories and Teachings of the Early Hasidic Masters, A Schachter-Shalomi, Zalman N., Miles-Yepez, Netanel JPS 2009 N/D 09 25-26
River Flows from Eden: The Language of Mystical Experience in the Zohar, A Hellner-Eshed, Melila, Wolski, Nathan Stanford University Press 2009 N/D 09 21
Stone Lamp, The Hesse, Karen, Pinkney, Brian Hyperion 2003 F/M 04 35
Between Two Worlds: A Cultural History of German-Jewish Writers Kahn, Luther, Hook, Donald D. Iowa State University Press 1993 N/D 94 7
Kingdom of Singing Birds, The Aroner, Miriam, Haas, Shelly O. Kar-Ben 1993 S/O 93 22
Mishkan Rfuah: Where Healing Resides Weiss, Eric, Stern, Shira Central Conference of American Rabbis 2013 N/D13 41
Out of Egypt: A Memoir Aciman, Andre Farrar 1995 N/D 95 5
Understanding the Holy Land: Answering Questions about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Frank, Mitch Viking 2005 M/J 05 26-27
Criminal Case 40/61: The Trial of Adolf Eichmann: An Eyewitness Account Mulisch, Harry, Naborn, Robert University of Pennsylvania Press 2005 S/O 05 49
I Am Forbidden Markovits, Anouk Random House 2012 S/O13 48-49
Fanny Von Arnstein: The Life of a Woman at the Dawn of a New Era Spiel, Hilde, Shuttleworth, Christine Berg 1990 N/D 90 11
Year of Jewish Stories: 52 Tales for Children and Their Families, A Maisel, Grace Ragues, Shubert, Samantha, Keiser, Tammy UAHC Press 2004 N/D 04 19-20
Habsburg: the Jews of Austrian Bukovina, 1774-1918, The Rechter, David Littman 2013 N/D13 34-35
Real Complete Jewish Party, vol. II, The (AUDIO) World Wide Success Records M/J 93 19
Six Days of Destruction: Meditations Toward Hope, The Wiesel, Elie, Friedlander, Albert H. Paulist Press 1988 F/M 89 12
Azarel Pap, Karoly, Olchvary, Paul Steerforth 2001 F/M 02 30-31
Journey to Tradition: The Odyssey of a Born-Again Jew Levin, Michael Graubert Ktav 1986 M/J 87 4
Matzo Ball Boy, The Shulman, Lisa, Littinger, Rosanne Dutton 2005 M/J 05 25
Old Brown Suitcase: A Teenagers Story of War and Peace, The Boraks-Nemetz, Lillian Ben-Simon 1994 M/J 95 11
Touch the Water, Touch the Wind Oz, Amos, de Lange, Nicholas Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich 1974 Sp75 25
Classic Yiddish Stories of S. Y. Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and I. L. Peretz Frieden, Ken, Gorelick, Ted Syracuse University Press 2004 S/O 04 8
Hit Team, The Tinnin, David B., Christensen, Dag Little, Brown and Co. 1976 W77 29
Its Not Worth Making a Tzimmes Over! Rosenthal, Betsy R., Rivers, Ruth Albert Whitman 2006 S/O 06 21
Enlitened Kosher Cooking: More than 250 Good-Carb, Healthy Fat, Sugar-Free Recipes From the Simple to the Elegant Cohen, Nechama Feldheim 2006 M/J 07 22-23
Whole Story of Half a Girl, The Hiranandani, Veera Delacorte 2012 S/O12 8
God at the Edge: Searchign for the Divine in Uncomfortable and Unexpected Places Goldstein, Niles Elliot Bell Tower 2000 S/O 01 14
Professors on the Parashah Moscovitz, Leib Urim 2005 N/D 05 29-30
Shabbat Nerlove, Miriam Albert Whitman 1998 F/M 99 20
Anne Frank Case: Simon Wisenthals Search for the Truth, The Rubin, Susan Goldman, Farnsworth, B. Holiday House 2009 M/J 09 11
Jewish War: and, The Victory, The Grynberg, Henryk, Wieniewska, Celina, Lourie, Richard Northwestern University Press 2001 F/M 02 21
Looking for Lost Bird: A Jewish Woman Discovers her Navajo Roots Melanson, Yvette, Safran, Claire Bard 1999 S/O 99 13
New Jewish Baby Book: Names, Ceremonies and Customs - A Guide for Todays Families, The (2nd ed) Diamant, Anita Jewish Lights Publishing 2005 S/O 05 43
Thirteen Petalled Rose, The Steinsaltz, Adin Aronson 1992 M/J 92 20
Castle on Hester Street, The Heller, Linda, Boris Kulikov Simon & Schuster 2007 N/D 07 8
Inside the Concentration Camps: Eyewitness Accoutns of Life in Hitlers Death Camps Aroneanu, Eugene, Whissen, Thomas Greenwood 1996 F/M 97 17
Dumbfounded: A Memoir Rothschild, Matt Crown 2008 S/O 09 43
We Were Each Others Prisoners: An Oral History of World War II: American and German Prisoners of War Carlson, Lewis H. Basic Books 1997 S/O 97 6
From Generation to Generation Chanin, Harry author F/M 85 7
Philosopher of Revelation: The Life and Thought of S. L. Steinhelm Haberman, Joshua JPS 1990 S/O 90 41986
Saving the Fragments Leitner, Isabella M/J 86 4
Adventures of Yaakov and Isaac, The Kubert, Joe Mahrwood Press 2004 M/J 06 19
Jewish Festivals Cookbook Randall, Ronne, Mukhida, Zul Holiday Cookbooks from Around the World series Raintree Steck-Vaughn 2001 S/O 01 37
Lets Go to Synagogue Olivestone, Ceil & David N/D 81 15
My First Jewish Holidays Library DK 2003 N/D 03 29
Taking the Fruit: Modern Womens Tales of the Bible (rev. ed.) Zones, Jane Sprague Women's Institute for Continuing Jewish Education 1989 S/O 89 9
Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary, The Alter, Robert W. W. Norton & Company 2007 M/J 08 32
Hebrew Melodies of the Romantic Era (AUDIO) Durin, Isabelle, Ertzeheid, Michael Jade Music 2008 S/O 08 34
Rooftop Secrets And Other Stories of Anti-Semitism Bush, Lawrence, Lemelman, Martin UAHC 1986 F/M 87 6
Story of a Life: Memoirs of a Young Jewish Woman in the Russian Empire Vygodskaia, Anna Pavlovna, Avrutin, Eugene M., Greene, Robert H. NIU Press 2012 N/D12 38
Bible Folding Stories: Old Testament Stories and Paperfolding Together As One Kallvig, Christine Petrell, Skarl, Eric Storytime Ink International 1993 F/M 94 14
Kosher Cuisine Nash, Helen N/D 84 6
Modern Jewish Thinkers: An Introduction Levenson, Alan Aronson 2000 S/O 01 17-18
P is for Passover: A Holiday Alphabet Book Stone, Tanya Lee, Lucas, Margeaux Prince, Stern, Sloan 2003 S/O 03 49