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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Yearsort ascending Issue P Review Author
Beginnings of Ladino Literature: Moses Almosnino and his Readers Borovaya, Olga Indiana University Press 2017 M/J 2018 22 Belinfante, Randall C.
JPS B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary. Salkin, Jeffrey K. Jewish Publication Society 2017 M/J 2018 7 Bloomfield, Kathy
Nachmanides: An Unusual Thinker Drazin, Israel Gefen 2017 F/M 2019 3 Levy, David B
Metropolitans, The Goodman, Carol 2017 M/J 2018 12 Silver, Linda R.
13 Stradomska Street: a Memoir of Exile and Return Potok, Andrew Mandel Vilar Press 2017 M/J 2018 28 Smith, Sonia
Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age: Survivors' Stories and New Media Practices Shandler, Jeffrey Stanford University Press 2017 M/J 2019 35 Cantor, Hallie
Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism Aronson, Marc, Budhos, Marina Henry Holt 2017 M/J 2018 8 Quay, Alex
Joseph ibn Kaspi: Portrait of a Hebrew Philosopher in Medieval Provence Sackson, Adrian Brill 2017 M/J 2018 28 Levy, David B
Israel Klepeis, Alicia Z. Exploring World Cultures Cavendish Square 2017 M/J 2018 18 Rapp, Andrea
Come Back for Me Hart-Green, Sharon New Jewish Press 2017 M/J 2018 35 Gremillion, Yossi
Jonah and Amos Israel Drazin Gefen 2016 F/M 2017 5 Arthur G. Quinn
Israel Garfinkle, Adam Major Nations of the Modern Middle East Mason Crest 2016 M/J 2016 12 Rapp, Andrea
Genocide in the Carpathians: War, Social Breakdown, and Mass Violence Raz Segal Stanford University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 20
Oy Vey! Life in a Shoe Grubman, Bonnie Apples and Honey Press 2016 S/O 2016 38 Isaac, Fred
To Our Children: Memoirs of Displacement: A Jewish Journey of Hope and Survival in Twentieth-Century Poland and Beyond Szer, Wlodzimier Academic Studies Press 2016 N/D 2016 22 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup Mayer, Pamela, Melmon, Deborah Kar-Ben 2016 N/D 2016 10-11 McMahon, Martha
Shmulik Paints the Town Rose, Lisa, Echeverri, Catalina Kar-Ben 2016 F/M 16 45 McMahon, Martha
Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey Susan J. Gordon Syracuse University Press 2016 F/M 2017 10 Barbara Krasner
Saved to Remember: Raoul Wallenberg, Budapest 1944 and After Frank Vajda Monash University Publishing 2016 F/ M 2017 25-26 Nira Wolfe
Lingering Bilingualism: Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literatures in Contact Brenner, Naomi Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art Syracuse University Press 2016 S/O 2016 2 Dwoskin, Beth
Anne Frank Parks, Peggy J. Influential Women ReferencePoint Press 2016 S/O 2016 31 Citrin, Rena
Weekly Mitzva Tabory, Binyamin Maggid/Koren Publishers 2016 S/O 2016 18 Gordon, Ilka
Gam hem ḳeruyim adam : ǂb ha-nokhri be-ʻene ha-Rambam = They too are called human : gentiles in the eyes of Maimonides Kellner, Menachem Bar-Ilan University Press 2016 S/O 2016 8 Scheide, Daniel
The Boy at the Top of the Mountain undefined Henry Holt 2016 S/O 2016 35 Pinchuck, Chava
Rabbi and Senator Sleep Together: Marrying Religion and Politics. Foster, Steven, Foster, Joyce, Brovsky, Cindy Triple D Press 2016 N/D 2016 16 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Front Lines Grant, Michael HarperCollins 2016 N/D 2016 5-6 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
The Jewish Book of Grief and Healing: A Spiritual Companion for Mourning Stuart M. Matlins Jewish Lights 2016 F/ M 2017 16 Nathan Rosen
Unusual Bible Interpretations: Ruth, Esther, and Judith Drazin, Israel Gefen 2016 F/M 2017 5 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Mitzvah Kids: Learning and Laughing Throughout the Jewish Year Goren, Michal Feldheim 2016 M/J 2016 12-13 Pinchuck, Chava
The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories, Seeking Jewish Narrative All Over the World Irene Shaland Createspace Independent Publishing Platform 2016 F/ M 2017 21 Freiband, Susan
Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf Wolfe, Greg Bloomsbury 2016 S/O 2016 38-39 Bloomfield, Kathy
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
A Holiday for Ari Ant Rouss, Sylvia A., Kahn, Katherine Janus Apples and Honey Press 2016 F/M 16 45 Kamin, Rachel
Dreidels on the Brain. Ben Izzy, Joel Dial Books for Young Readers 2016 N/D 2016 1 Marks, Allison
Stealing Nazi Secrets in World War II: An Interactive Espionage Adventure Raum, Elizabeth You Choose Spies Series Capstone 2016 F/M 16 37 Isaac, Fred
Rabbinic Authority: The Vision and Reality; Beit Din Decision in English Volume 2 Yehudah A. Warburg Urim Publications 2016 F/ M 2017 26 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Calypso Jews: Jewishness in the Caribbean Literary Imagination Casteel, Sarah Phillips Literature Now Columbia University Press 2016 S/O 2016 4 Dwoskin, Beth
Kelev's Journey: A Jewish Dog Wanders Home Hammerstein, David, Shems, Ed Wyndebirk Books 2016 S/O 2016 31 Bloomfield, Kathy
Conversations with God: Prayers for Jewish Women. Koval, Ruchi Mosaica Press 2016 S/O 2016 8 Pinchuck, Chava
Pirqei deRabbi Eliezer: Structure, Coherence, Intertextuality Keim, Katharina E. Leiden 2016 M/J 2018 25 Levy, David B
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
Architect of Liberal Judaism Fox, Pam, Mattuck, Israel Isidor Valentine Mitchell 2016 N/D 2016 16 Isaac, Fred
Jars of Hope: How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children during the Holocaust Roy, Jennifer, Owenson, Meg Capstone 2016 F/M 16 42 Lenson, Heather
Literary Hasidism: The Life and Works of Michael Levi Rodkinson Meir, Jonatan Syracuse University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 16 Scheide, Daniel
For those left behind : A Jewish Anthology of Comfort and Healing Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, Anne E. Pettit Mazo Publishers 2016 F/M 2017 5 Nathan Rosen
Style and Seducation: Jewish Patrons, Architecture, and Design in Fin de Siecle Vienna Elana Shapira Brandeis University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 21 Hallie Cantor
Central Station Tidhar, Lavie Tachyon 2016 M/J 2016 41 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Samaritans: A Profile. Pummer, Reinhar Eerdmans 2016 S/O 2016 13 Belinfante, Randall C.
The Cricket and the Ant: A Shabbat Story Ben-Gur, Naomi, Kober, Shahar Kar-Ben 2016 S/O 2016 39 Dublin, Anne
Not This Turkey! Steinberg, Jessica, Pike, Amanda Albert Whitman 2016 N/D 2016 11-12 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
A Place for Elijah Ruben, Kelly Easton, Friar, Joanne Kar-Ben 2016 F/M 16 45-46 Feit, Shelly
Hanukkah Delight!. Newman, Leslea, Husband, Amy Kar-Ben 2016 N/D 2016 2 Colodny, Debbie
Radioactive! How Irene Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World Conkling, Winifred Random House 2016 M/J 2016 4-5 Lenson, Heather
Maimonides: Between Philosophy and Halakhah: Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik's Lectures on the Guide of the Perplexed Lawrence Kaplan Urim Publications 2016 F/M 2017 11-12 Yoel Finkelman
The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Volume 10 Nathan Wolski Stanford University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 26 David B. Levy
Practical Guide to the Laws of Kashrut Cohen, Pinchas Maggid Books 2016 S/O 2016 4 Kohn, Roger S.
The Grizzbears Discover the Golan Hermelin, Aviva Animals Build Character Series: Listen and Learn from the Animals Chaim Mazo 2016 S/O 2016 31-32 Pinchuck, Chava
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
Orthodoxy in American Judaism; The Era of Rabbi Leo Jung Jacobson, Maxine Academic Studies Press 2016 N/D 2016 18 Tesler, David
Esfir Is Alive Simon, Andrea Bedazzled Ink 2016 N/D 2016 6-7 Krasner, Barbara
Saving the Persecuted Williams, Brian, Williams, Brenda Heroes of World War II Series Heinemann-Raintree 2016 F/M 16 42-43 Isaac, Fred
Captured in Memory: Photographs and Thoughts on Poland Alan Metnic Ten Trees Design Group 2016 F/ M 2017 16 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author Wouk, Herman Simon & Schuster 2016 M/J 2016 38 Share, Ellen
The Sefiros and the Self: A Divine Blueprint for Self-Discovery and Personal Growth Yaakov Feder Feldheim Publishers 2016 F/M 2017 6 Nira Wolfe
Anti-Semitism: Jewish Immigrants Seek Safety in America (1881-1914) Pressberg, Dava Rosen Publishing Group 2016 M/J 2016 13 Bloomfield, Kathy
A Gefilte Fishy Tale Marks, Allison, Marks, Wayne MB Publishing 2016 S/O 2016 39-40 Citrin, Rena
Recovering a Voice: West European Jewish Communities after the Holocaust Zakheim, Dov S. Maggid Books 2016 N/D 2016 23 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Not This Turkey! Albert Whitman 2016 N/D 2016 11-12 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Ora de Despertar Aroeste, Sarah Aroeste Music 2016 S/O 2016 40 Levine, Joyce
Potatoes at Turtle Rock. Schnur, Susan, Schnur-Fishman, Anna, Steele-Morgan, Alex Kar-Ben 2016 N/D 2016 2 Quay, Alex
The Grizzbears Make New Friends Hermelin, Aviva Animals Build Character Series: Listen and Learn from the Animals Chaim Mazo 2016 S/O 2016 31-32 Pinchuck, Chava
Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict & the Movement to Boycott Israel Cary Nelson Indiana University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 18 Marion M. Stein
Modernizing Jewish Education in Nineteenth Century Eastern Europe: The School as the Shrine of the Jewish Enlightenment Zalkin, Mordechai Leiden 2016 M/J 2016 38 Levy, David B
Alligator Candy: A Memoir Kushner, David Simon & Schuster 2016 S/O 2016 9 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Witness: Passing the Torch of Holocaust Memory to New Generations Rubenstein, Eli Second Story Press 2016 S/O 2016 36 Krasner, Barbara
Rebbetzin Vichna Kaplan: The Founder of the Bais Yaakov Movement in America Leibowitz, Daniella, Gliksman, Devora Feldheim Publishers 2016 N/D 2016 18 Levy, David B
Baby of Our Own Blau, Sara, Leff, Tova Hachai 2016 N/D 2016 7 Isaac, Fred
Resisting the Nazis Throp, Claire, Williams, Brian, Williams, Brenda Heroes of World War II Series Heinemann-Raintree 2016 F/M 16 42-43 Isaac, Fred
Nietzsche’s Jewish Problem: Between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Judaism Holub, Robert C Princeton University Press 2016 M/J 2016 31 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Converting Masters: World Famous Masterpieces with a Jewish Twist Etsy Frankel-Fersel Menorah Books 2016 F/ M 2017 6 Nira Wolfe
Growth through Governance: What Every Jewish Nonprofit Leader Needs to Know Rabbi Jeremy D. Sher Mazo Publishers 2016 F/ M 2017 22 Isaac, Fred
Symphony No. 3 ‘Kaddish’ Bernstein, Leonard American Classics, NAXOS 2016 M/J 2016 42 Wolfe, Nira
Gabriel's Horn Kimmel, Eric A., Surducan, Maria Kar-Ben 2016 S/O 2016 27 Kamin, Rachel
Hershele, a Jewish Love Story Dinezon, Jacob, Peppler, Jane Jewish Storytetter Press 2016 N/D 2016 24 Dwoskin, Beth
Pesach Guess Who? A Lift-the-Flap Book Stern, Ariella, Argoff, Patti Hachai 2016 N/D 2016 12 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
. Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had to Say About You-Know-What Anton, Maggie Banot Press 2016 N/D 2016 13 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Hanukkah with Mazel. Stein, Joel, Vavouri, Elisa Kar-Ben 2016 N/D 2016 3 McMahon, Martha
Writing Jewish Culture: Paradoxes in Ethnography Andreas Kilcher, Gabriella Safran Indiana University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 12 Beth Dwoskin
Momo Fox Learns How to Be a Good Neighbor Hermelin, Aviva Animals Build Character Series: Listen and Learn from the Animals Chaim Mazo 2016 S/O 2016 31-32 Pinchuck, Chava
Remember my Soul: What to Do in Memory of A Loved One; A Path of Reflection and Inspiration for Shiva, the Stages of Jewish Mourning and Beyond Lori Palatnik, Yaakov Palatnik K'hal Publishing & Afikim Foundation 2016 F/ M 2017 18 Nathan Rosen
Tiferet Yisrael: Translation and Commentary: Volume 1: Introduction and Chapters 1-9. Loew, Yehudah ben Bezalel, Widmonte, Ramon Urim Publications 2016 M/J 2018 26 David B. Levy
“How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?”: Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs Oksman, Tahneer Columbia University Press 2016 N/D 2016 18 Stahl, Sheryl F.
ABC Passover Hunt Balsley, Tilda, Poole, Helen Kar-Ben 2016 F/M 16 43 Citrin, Rena
Necessary Mourning: Healing the Loss of a Parent through Jewish Ritual Abraham-Klein, Dahlia Shamashi Press 2016 F/M 2017 1 Nathan Rosen
Vladimir Jabotinsky’s Story of My Life Jabotinsky, Vladimir, Horowitz, Brian, Katsis, Leonid Wayne State University Press 2016 M/J 2016 31 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
The Zohar: Pritzker Edition Volume 11 Joel Hecker Stanford University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 6 David B. Levy
Girls of Liberty: The Struggle for Suffrage in Mandatory Palestine Margalit Shilo Brandeis University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 22 Dr. Yaffa Weisman
Little Red Rosie Kimmel, Eric A., Gutierrez, Monica Apples and Honey Press 2016 S/O 2016 27-28 Quay, Alex
Here I Am Foer, Jonathan Safran Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2016 N/D 2016 24 Gremillion, Yossi

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