Book Review Index


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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 Author
Underground Reporters, The Kacer, Kathy Second Story Press 2004 F/M 05 32
Understand Judaism Blohm, Craig E. Understanding World Religions Reference Point Press 2019 M/J 2019 17 Bloomfield, Kathy
Understanding Buddy Kornblatt, Marc Simon & Schuster 2001 S/O 01 35
Understanding Jewish Ethics Freund, Richard A. EM Text 1990 M/J 91 41923
Understanding Jewish History: Texts and Commentaires Bayme, Steve Ktav 1997 N/D 97 6
Understanding Jewish Law Resnicoff, Steven H. LexisNexis 2012 M/J13 33
Understanding Jewish Mysticism: A Source Reader Blumenthal, David N/D 82 2
Understanding Onkelos: the Greatest Bible Translator Wagner, Stanley M., Drazin, Israel Targum Press 2012 M/J13 37
Understanding the Afterlife in This Life Kastner, Bernie Devora 2007 N/D 07 31
Understanding the Hebrew Bible: A Readers Guide Rabin, Elliot Ktav 2006 S/O 06 42-43
Understanding the Holy Land: Answering Questions about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Frank, Mitch Viking 2005 S/O 05 18
Understanding the Holy Land: Answering Questions about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Frank, Mitch Viking 2005 M/J 05 26-27
Understanding the Talmud: A Dialogic Approach Neusner, Jacob Ktav 2004 S/O 04 21
Understanding the Talmud: A Modern Readers Guide for Study Boraz, Edward S. Aronson 1996 F/M 97 3
Understanding Tzniut: Modern Controversies in the Jewish Community Henkin, Yehuda Urim 2008 M/J 09 23
Unequal Victims: Poles and Jews During World War II Krakowski, Shmuel Holocaust Library 1987 N/D 87 5
Unfinished Dreams Zalben, Jane Breskin Simon & Schuster 1996 F/M 97 14
Unfinished Road: Jewish Survivors of Latvia Look Back, The Schneider, Gertrude Greenwood 1991 M/J 92 19
Unholy Land Tidhar, Lavie Tachyon 2018 M/J 2019 41 Isaac, Fred
Unholy Orders: Mystery Stories with a Religious Twist Stevens, Serita Intrigue Press 2000 S/O 01 31
Unicorns in the Rain Cohen, Barbara S 80 9
Unillustrious Alliance: The African American and Jewish American Communities, An Phillips, William M. Greenwood 1992 N/D 93 41923
Uninvited Guest, The Jaffe, Nina Scholastic 1993 F/M 94 14
United States and Israel: The Limits of the Special Relationship, The Ben-Zul, Abraham Columbia University Press 1993 M/J 94 8
United States and the State of Israel, The Schoenbaum, David Oxford University Press 1993 F/M 94 11
Unlearning With Hannah Arendt Knott, Marie Luise Other Press 2014 S/O 2015 11 Merowitz, Morton J.
Unlikely Warrior Rauch, Georg, Rauch, Phyllis Farrar Straus Giroux 2015 F/M 16 41-42 Malen, Michal Hoschander
Unloved: From the Diary of Perla S., The Lustig, Arnost Arbor House 1985 S/O 86 9
Unmasterable Past: History, Holocaust, and German National Identity, The Maier, Charles S. Harvard University Press 1988 M/J 90 12
Unorthodox Judaism Mirsky, Norman B. Ohio State University Press 1978 Sp79 24
Unpromising Land: Jewish Migration to Palestine in the Early Twentieth Century, an Alroey, Gur Stanford University Press 2014 S/O 2015 1 Cantor, Hallie
Unraveling Baldini, Michelle, Biederman, Lynn Random House / Delacorte Press 2008 N/D 08 30
Unreasonable Doubts Gentin, Reyna Marder She Writes Press 2018 N/D 2019 35 Levine, Joyce
Unresolved, The Welsh, T. K. Dutton 2006 F/M 07 11
Unscrolled: 54 Writers and Artists Wrestle with the Torah Bennett, Roger Workman 2013 F/M14 24 Stein, Marion
Unsettled: The Problem of Loving Israel Aronson, Marc Atheneum 2008 N/D 08 34-35
Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank, An Alphin, Elaine Marie Carolrhoda Books 2010 S/O 10 9
Unsuspecting Gourmet, The Rabb, M. E. Missing Persons Series Penguin 2004 N/D 04 17
Unterzakhn Corman, Leela Schocken 2012 S/O12 53
Until the Messiah Comes Roseman, Kenneth The Do-It-Yourself Jewish Adventures Series UAHC 1999 F/M 00 11
Unto Death: Two Novellas: Crusade and Late Love Oz, Amos, de Lange, Nicholas Harcourt 1975 Sp76 22
Untold History of Israel, The Derogy, Jacques Ma 80 6
Unusual Bible Interpretations Drazin, Israel Gefen 2014 N/D 2015 17 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Unusual Bible Interpretations: Ruth, Esther, and Judith Drazin, Israel Gefen 2016 F/M 2017 5 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Up from Orchard Street Widmer, Eleanor Bantam 2005 N/D 05 23
Upon the Head of the Goat Siegal, Aranka M/J 82 8
Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary - 1939-1944 Siegal, Aranka Farrar 1981 W82 15
Uprising Haddix, Margaret Peterson Simon & Schuster 2007 F/M 08 13
Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto Schocken 1975 W75 28
Uprooted: How 3,000 of Jewish Civilization in the Arab World Vanished Overnight Julius, Lyn Valentine Mitchell 2018 M/J 2019 31 Dwoskin, Beth
Uprooting Racism: How White People can Work for Social Justice Kivel, Paul New Society Publishers 1996 M/J 96 8
Upside-Down Coffee Jacobi, Kathryn Kathryn Jacobi 2012 N/D12 42
Urban Origins of American Judaism Moore, Deborah Dash University of Georgia Press 2014 M/J 15 33 Isaac, Fred
Uri Geller: My Story Geller, Uri Praeger 1975 W75 29
Uriah Phillips Levy Felton, Harodl W. Dood 1979 Sp79 26
Utopia: The Walking Stories of the Zohar Greenstein, David Stanford University Press 2014 N/D 2015 19 Levy, David B
Uzbekistan Stories: A Jewish Medic During WWII Taube, Herman Dryad Press 2014 M/J 15 40 Simon, Rachel
Vagabond Stars: A World History of Yiddish Theater Sandrow, Nahama Harper and Row 1977 Sp78 24
Valiant Heart: A Biography of Heinrich Heine Kossoff, Philip S/O 84 6
Valley of Blessings, The Brichto, Mira Pollak, Alko, Selina The God Around Us (Vol. 2) UAHC Press 2001 F/M 01 14-15
Valley of Strength Lapid, Shulamit Toby Press 2009 S/O 09 34
Vampires Beautiful Daughter, The Somtow, S. P., Lippincott, Gary Atheneum 1997 F/M 99 21
Van Goghs Last Painting and Other Stories from the Edge Gordon, Paul Samson Publishing 2001 N/D 01 17
Vanished History: The Holocaust in Czech and Slovak Historical Culture Sniegon, Tomas Making Sense of History: Studies in Historical Cultures; 18 Berghahn Books 2014 N/D 14 34 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Vanishing Girl: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His 3rd Case Peacock, Shane Tundra Books 2009 N/D 09 11
Vanishing Gourds: A Sukkot Mystery, The Axe-Bronk, Susan, Monelli, Marta Kar-Ben 2012 N/D12 8
Varian Fry: Hero of the Holocaust Price, Sean Raintree Fusion Series Raintree 2008 S/O 08 57
Vatican-Israel Accords, The: Political, Legal, and Theological Contexts Berger, Marshall J. University of Notre Dame Press 2004 M/J 05 32
Vayaged Yehonatan: The Eybeshitz Haggadah Hammer, Shalom Devorah 2008 N/D 08 13, 15
Vayetse Yaakov, Jacobs Travels: Excerpted from the Book of Genesis Greengard, Alison, Racklin-Siegel, Carol EKS 2006 M/J 06 9
Vegetarian Judaism: A Guide for Everyone Kalechofsky, Roberta Micah Publications 1998 S/O 00 14
Vegetarian Judaism: A Guide for Everyone Kalechofsky, Roberta Micah Publications 1998 S/O 00 14
Venetian Ghetto, The Cooperman, Bernard, Curiel, Roberta Rizzoli 1990 M/J 91 9
Venetian Policeman, The Rabb, M. E. Missing Persons Series Penguin 2004 N/D 04 17
Vernacular Voices: Language and Identity in Medieval French Jewish Communities Fudeman, Kristen A. University of Pennsylvania Press 2010 N/D 10 18-19
Verseful of Jewish Holidays, A Gordon, Ellen, Katz, Avi Mazo Publishers 2008 F/M 09 46
Very Best Place for a Penny, The Rosenfeld, Dina H. N/D 84 6
Very First Rainbow: Noach and the Mabul, The Blaivas, C., Blaivas, Z. Israel Book Shop Publications 2007 S/O 07 9
Very Near to You: Human Readings of the Torah Burg, Avraham Gefen 2012 M/J 12 22-23
Very Special Yarmulke, A Dolinger, Leah S 80 10
Veterans of History: A Young Perosn's History of the Jewish, The Silver, MItchell Boston Workmen's Circle S/O 14 47 Isaac, Fred
Victim, The Bellow, Saul Vanguard 1947 Sp77 30
Victor Frankl: A Life Worth Living Redsand, Anna S. Clarion 2006 N/D 06 8
Victory for Us is to See You Suffer: In the West Bank with the Palestinians and the Israelis Winsow, Philip C. Beacon Press 2007 M/J 08 29-30
Victory Gardens of Brooklyn, The: A Novel Gerber, Merrill Joan Library of Modern Jewish Literature Syracuse University Press 2007 N/D 08 7
Victory: Resistance Book 3 Jablonski, Carla, Purvis, Leland Roaring Brook Press 2012 M/J13 1
Vidal and His Family: From Salonica to Paris, The Story of a Sephardic Family in the Twenieth Century Morin, Edgar, Montuori, Alfonso Sussex Academic Press 2008 S/O 10 35
Vienna Revisited Freda, Ulman Fithian Press 1995 M/J 96 12
Viennese Types Mayer, Emil Blind River Press 1999 S/O 00 15-16
View from Jacobs Ladder, The: One Hundred Midrashim Curzon, David JPS 1996 F/M 97 8
Viktor Frankl: A Life Worth Living Redsand, Anna S. Clarion 2006 N/D 06 8
Villa on the Seine: Jewish Intellectuals in France Since 1968 Friedlander, Judith Yale Univ. Pr. 1990 M/J 91 11
Village of a Million Spirits: A Novel of the Treblinka Uprising MacMillan, Ian Penguin 1999 S/O 00 33
Vilna Cohen, Israel JPS 1992 S/O 92 17-18
Vilna on the Seine: Jewish Intellectuals in France since 1968 Friedlander, Judith Yale University Press 1990 M/J 91 11
Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook: Garden-Fresh Recipes Rediscovered and Adapted for Today’s Kitchen Lewando, Fania Schocken 2015 S/O 2016 10 Feder, Debbie
Vinnese Types Mayer, Emil Blinkd River Press 1999 S/O 00 15
Violin Players, The Sherman, Eileen Bluestone JPS 1998 M/J 99 18
Virtual Kibbutz: Stories from a Changing Society, The Shuman, Ellis iUniverse 2003 S/O 03 13, 15
Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Europe Gruber, Ruth Ellen University of California Press 2002 N/D 02 12