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.
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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Authorsort descending
Working Together: Economy, Technology, and Careers in Israel Silverman, Elisa Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 N/D 2015 7 Rapp, Andrea
Benjamin Netanyahu: Leading the Way for Israel Silverman, Elisa Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 N/D 2015 7 Rapp, Andrea
Idrael Murray, Julie Explore the Countries Series ABDO Publishing S/O14 46 Rapp, Andrea
I Am Israeli: The Children of Israel Weiss, Eva L. Voices from Israel Mitchell Lane 2015 N/D 2015 7 Rapp, Andrea
"Go Out and Study the Land" (Judges 18:2): Archaeological, Historical and Textual Studies in Honor of Hanan Eshel Maier, Aren M., Magness, Jodi, Schiffman, Jarence H. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, no. 148 Brill 2012 M/J13 29-30 Rosenbloom, Jim
Migrating Tales: The Talmud’s Narratives and Their Historical Context Kalmin, Richard University of California Press 2014 F/M 16 12 Rosenbloom, Jim
A Vocabulary of Desire: The Song of Songs in the Early Synagogue Lieber, Laura e Brill Reference Library of Judaism, 40 Brill 2014 N/D 2015 26 Rosenbloom, Jim
Reappraisals and New Studies of the Modern Jewish Experience: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Seltzer Smollett, Brian M., Wiese, Christian Brill Reference Library of Judaism, 44 Brill 2015 N/D 2015 33 Rosenbloom, Jim
Hekhalot Literature in Translation: Major Texts of Merkavah Mysticism Davila, James R. Supplements to the Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy Brill 2013 F/M14 29 Rosenbloom, Jim
The Rabbinic Conversion of Judaism: the Unique Perspective of the Bavli on Conversion and the Construction of Jewish Identity. Lavee, Moshe Brill 2018 M/J 2018 26 Scheide, Daniel
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
Rashi's Commentary on the Torah: Canonization and Resistance in the Reception of a Jewish Classic Lawee, Eric Oxford University Press 2019 S/O 2019 16-17 Scheide, Daniel
Literary Hasidism: The Life and Works of Michael Levi Rodkinson Meir, Jonatan Syracuse University Press 2016 F/ M 2017 16 Scheide, Daniel
Zohar: Reception and Impact. Huss, Boaz Littman Library of Jewish Civilization 2016 S/O 2016 8 Scheide, Daniel
Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas Dweck, Yaacob Princeton Univerity Press 2019 S/O 2019 13-14 Scheide, Daniel
Rokitno Square Liberman, Judith Weinshall, Davis, Gail Dog Ear Publishing 2018 N/D 2018 10-11 Silver, Linda R.
Mapping the Bones Yolen, Jane Philomel Books 2018 M/J 2018 17 Silver, Linda R.
The Sinking of the Patricia Liberman, Judith Weinshall Dog Ear Publishing 2018 N/D 2018 11 Silver, Linda R.
Metropolitans, The Goodman, Carol 2017 M/J 2018 12 Silver, Linda R.
Yossi and Laibel’s Shabbos Surprise Rosenfeld, Dina H., Nodel, Norman Hachai 2017 M/J 2018 20 Silver, Linda R.
Ben and the Bishop Liberman, Judith Weinshall, Davis, Gail Dog Ear Publishers 2018 N/D 2018 10-11 Silver, Linda R.
Expulsion Liberman, Judith Weinshall, Davis, Gail Dog Ear Publishers 2017 N/D 2018 10-11 Silver, Linda R.
Queen Esther: A Bible Story Retold Liberman, Judith Weinshall, Gau Family Studio Dog Ear Publishing 2018 N/D 2018 10-11 Silver, Linda R.
What the Night Sings Stamper, Vesper Knopf Books for Young Readers 2018 M/J 2018 17 Silver, Linda R.
Tuky: Story of a Hidden Child Rosenfeld, Shterni Hachai 2015 M/J 2016 2-3 Silverman, Lisa
Spot the Difference - Shabbos Shapiro, Nathan Judaica Press 2014 S/O 2015 38 Silverman, Lisa
Buen Shabat, Shabbat Shalom Aroeste, Sarah, Rubio, Ayesha Kar Ben 2020 F/M 2020 43 Silverman, Lisa
Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed Newman, Leslea Candlewick Press 2015 N/D 2015 9 Silverman, Lisa
Matzah Belowstairs Meyer, Susan Lynn, Engell, Mette Kar Ben 2019 M/J 2019 21-22 Silverman, Lisa
Kopecks for Blintzes Goldman, Judy, Batori, Susan Kar-Ben 2016 F/M 16 43 Silverman, Lisa
Around the Passover Table Newman, Tracy, Santos, Adriana Albert Whitman 2019 M/J 2019 22 Silverman, Lisa
Anne Frank Baron, Clementine, Wennagal, Bruno, Nolan, Catherine Roaring Brook Press 2018 M/J 2019 4 Silverman, Lisa
Albert Einstein Crete, Patricia, Wennagal, Bruno, Nolan, Catherine Roaring Brook Press 2018 M/J 2019 4 Silverman, Lisa
Spice and the Devil's Cave Hewes, Agnes Danforth Dover S/O14 37 Silverman, Lisa
Between Iran and Zion: Jewish Histories on Twentieth-Century Iran Sternfled, Lior B. Stanford University Press 2019 M/J 2019 35-36 Simon, Rachel
Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought: Writings on Identity, Politics & Culture, 1893-1958 Behar, Moshe, Benite, Zvi Ben-Dor Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought Brandeis University Press 2013 F/M14 23 Simon, Rachel
Traditional Society in Transition: The Yemeni Jewish Experience Eraqi Klorman, Bat-Zion Brill 2014 N/D 14 17 Simon, Rachel
Days of Ticho: Empire, Mandate, Medicine, and Art in the Holy Land Reifler, David M. Gefen 2014 S/O 2015 18 Simon, Rachel
Teh im nana (Tea with Mint: The Book of Mirth and Zest of Moroccan Jews) Knafo, Asher Bimat Kedem 2014 S/O 2015 11 Simon, Rachel
Political and Economic History of the Jews of Afghanistan Koplik, Sara A. Series in Jewish Studies; 54 Brill 2015 M/J 2016 32 Simon, Rachel
Growing up Jewish in Alexandria: The Story of a Sephardic Family’s Exodus from Egypt Carasso, Lucienne CreateSpace 2014 S/O 2015 4 Simon, Rachel
Loyal Sons: Jews in the German Army during the Great War Appelbaum, Peter C. Valentine Mitchell 2014 M/J 15 19-20 Simon, Rachel
Christians & Jews in the Ottoman Empire: the Abridged Edition with a New Introduction Braude, Benjamin Lynne Rienner Publishers 2014 N/D 2015 14 Simon, Rachel
Educational Oases in the Desert: the Alliance Israélite Universelle’s Girls’ Schools in Ottoman Iraq, 1895-1915 Sciarcon, Jonathan SUNY Press 2017 M/J 2018 30 Simon, Rachel
The Italian Executioners: the Genocide of the Jews of Italy Sullam, Simon Levis, trans. Smyth, Oona, Patane, Claudia Princeton University Pres 2018 N/D 2018 33 Simon, Rachel
Palestinian Commemoration in Israel: Calendars, Monuments, and Martyrs Sorek, Tamir Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Societies) Stanford University Press 2015 N/D 2015 34 Simon, Rachel
"The Sons of Pigs and Apes": Muslim Antisemitism and the Conspiracy of Silence Kressel, Neil J. Potomac Books 2012 S/O13 32 Simon, Rachel
The Holocaust and North Africa Boum, Aomar, Stein, Sarah Abrevaya Stanford University Press 2019 M/J 2019 24-25 Simon, Rachel
e New Babylonian Diaspora: the Rise and Fall of the Jewish Community in Iraq, 16th20th Centuries Yehuda, Zvi Brill 2017 M/J 2018 33 Simon, Rachel
Uzbekistan Stories: A Jewish Medic During WWII Taube, Herman Dryad Press 2014 M/J 15 40 Simon, Rachel
Soldier Doll Gold, Jennifer Second Story Press 2013 S/O14 31 Siskind, Leda
Anne Frank: Her Life Hoefnagel, Marian ReadZone Books S/O14 33-34 Siskind, Leda
Rachel's Hope Sanders, Shelly Second Story Press 2014 N/D 14 4 Siskind, Leda
Splendor Arnold, Elana K. Delacorte Press 2013 F/M14 6 Siskind, Leda
Conscientious Objectors in Israel: Citizenship, Sacrifice, Trials of Fealty Weiss, Erica University of Pennsylvania Press 2014 N/D 2015 40 Smith, Sonia
Jewish Community of Cuba: Memory and History, the Bejarano, Margalit Hebrew University Magnes Press 2014 S/O 2015 2 Smith, Sonia
Jewish Honor Courts: Revenge, Retribution and Reconciliation in Europe and Israel after the Holocaust. Jockusch, Laura, Finder, Gabriel N. Wayne State University Press 2015 F/M 16 12 Smith, Sonia
13 Stradomska Street: a Memoir of Exile and Return Potok, Andrew Mandel Vilar Press 2017 M/J 2018 28 Smith, Sonia
Talmud, A Biography: Banned, Censored and Burned. The Book They Couldn’t Suppress, The Freedman, Harry Bloomsbury 2014 N/D 14 18 Smith, Sonia
Children of Château de La Hille Steiger, Sebastian, Hoy, Jocelyn Lexographic Press 2017 M/J 2018 30 Smith, Sonia
Return of the Jew: Identity Narratives of the Third Post-Holocaust Generation of Jews in Poland Reszke, Katka Academic Studies Press 2013 S/O14 17 Smith, Sonia
Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War II Bessner, Ellin New Jewish Press 2018 M/J 2019 24 Smith, Sonia
Tailors of Tomaszow: a Memoir of Polish Jews, The Chernoff, Rena Margulies, Chernoff, Allan Texas Tech University Press 2014 N/D 14 14 Smith, Sonia
Children of Israel Gold, Althea and Luca Zordan Gefen 2013 S/O14 13 Smith, Sonia
From Kitchen to Carnegie Hall: Esther Stark and the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra Rachwal, Maria Noriega Second Story Press 2015 S/O 2016 13 Smith, Sonia
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.
I, Sarah Steinway Carter, Mary E. Tovah Miriam 2018 M/J 2018 35 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Out of the Shoebox. Reshef, Yaron CreateSpace 2014 S/O 2015 2014 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America Nakhimovsky, Alice, Newman, Roberta University of Indiana Press 2014 M/J 15 33-34 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Martian Sands Tidhar, Lavie PS Publishing 2013 M/J 2014 48 Stahl, Sheryl F.
The Astronaut's Son: A Novel Seigel, Tom Woodhall Press 2018 N/D 2018 38 Stahl, Sheryl F.
On Bittersweet Place. Wineberg, Ronna Relegation Books 2014 S/O 2015 27 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Bobby Wonderful: an Imperfect Son Buries his Parents Morris, Bob Twelve 2015 F/M 2016 28 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Alligator Candy: A Memoir Kushner, David Simon & Schuster 2016 S/O 2016 9 Stahl, Sheryl F.
The Gourmet Jewish Cookbook: More Than 200 Recipes From Around the World Phillips, Denise St. Martin’s Press 2014 M/J 15 35 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Floating in the Neversink: a Novel in Stories Simon, Andrea Black Rose Publishing 2019 N/D 2019 35 Stahl, Sheryl F.
“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.
A River Could be a Tree: A Memoir Himsel, Angela Fig Tree Books 2018 M/J 2019 29-30 Stahl, Sheryl F.
From Selfie to Groupie Bliumis, Alina, Bliumis, Jeff Check Off Art Press 2015 F/M 16 5 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Make it Concrete Sivan, Miryam Cuidono Press 2018 N/D 2019 35-36 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Red Mansions: A Novel Drew, Cynthia Fithian Press 2014 N/D 2015 41 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Tell Me How This Ends Well. Levinson, David Samuel Hogarth 2017 M/J 2018 37 Stahl, Sheryl F.
A Joy to Be Hidden: A Novel Freedman, Ariela Linda Leith Publishing 2019 F/M 2020 34 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewish American Art, 1880-1940 Baigell, Matthew Syracuse University Press 2015 N/D 2015 13 Stahl, Sheryl F.
The Family Tabor: A Novel Wolas, Cherise Flatiron Books 2018 N/D 2019 36 Stahl, Sheryl F.
The Book of Jeremiah : A Novel in Stories Zuckerman, Julie Press 53 2019 N/D 2019 36 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Daughters of the Air Szilagyi, Anca L. Lanternfish Press 2017 M/J 2018 39 Stahl, Sheryl F.
The History of Soul 2065 Krasnoff, Barbara Mythic Delirium Books 2019 F/M 2020 35 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Many Seconds into the Future: 10 Stories Clayton, John J. Texas Tech University Press 2014 N/D 14 38 Stahl, Sheryl F.
My Two Cents: A Collection of Short Stories Dean, Arthur Little Red Tree Publishing 2015 M/J 2016 40 Stahl, Sheryl F.
The Capacity for Infinite Happiness Von Konigslow, Alexis Buckrider Books 2015 N/D 2015 43 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Everyday Jewish Life in Imperial Russia: Select Documents 1772-1914 Freeze, ChaeRan. Y and Jay M. Harris eds. Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry Brandeis University Press 2013 S/O14 12 Stahl, Sheryl F.
The Disambiguation of Susan Sarnoff, Sarah Saint Gaudens Press 2014 M/J 15 44-45 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Central Station Tidhar, Lavie Tachyon 2016 M/J 2016 41 Stahl, Sheryl F.
On the Margins of a Minority: Leprosy, Madness, and Disability Among the Jews of Medieval Europe. Shoham-Steiner, Ephriam, Watzman, Haim Wayne State University Press 2014 N/D 14 31 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America. Nakhimovsky, Alice, Newman, Roberta University of Indiana Press 2014 S/O 2015 16 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Casting Lots : Creating a Family in a Beautiful Broken World Susan Silverman Da Capo Press 2016 F/ M 2017 24 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Everything is Borrowed: A Novel Popkin, Nathaniel New Door Books 2018 M/J 2019 40 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Passport Control Green, Gila S & H Publishing 2018 M/J 2019 11-12 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Orchard, The Brandes, Yochi, Libenson, Daniel Gefen 2017 M/J 2018 35 Stahl, Sheryl F.