Online Sources to Find (New) Jewish Books and Reviews

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Top 5

  • Amazon
    Largest online bookstore, with lots of reviews by readers. Quality of reviews varies, but good place to find out about new books. This link will take you to books published in the last 90 days that have an average of four or more stars (out of five):
  • Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) Reviews
    Bi-monthly publication with reviews written by librarians. Latest issue is available only for members, but older issues are free.
  • Jewish Book Council
    Thousands of searchable reviews, active social media presence (Facebook Twitter, Pinterest), weekly newsletter
  • Jewish Review of Books
    “A quarterly print publication with an active online presence for serious readers with Jewish interests. In our pages, leading writers and scholars discuss the newest books and ideas about religion, literature…”
    Latest issue is available only for subscribers, but older issues are free.
  • Tablet Magazine’s Books section
    “A daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas, and culture.”

Social Sites


If you have access to online catalogs of academic journals you can find quality review in these journals. Table of contents (and often first page of reviews) are free to the public at Project Muse ( ) and/or JSTOR ( )

Newspaper columns

Personal/Author blogs



4 thoughts on “Sources

  1. Hello Is it possible to purchase either one or two types of the Jewish Coloring Books for adults by Rae Shagalov, Freddie Levin, or Aliyah Schick for a Synaggogue Gift Shop? If not, could you possibly tell us where we could get in touch for wholesale purchase is a quantity of approximately 12-18.

    Thank you.
    Joan Vine
    Judea Reform Congregation

    1933 W. Cornwallis Rd’
    Durham, NC 27705

    1. Hello,

      They are all available at E.g. :
      Joyfully Jewish ( ) by Rae Shagalov has its own Facebook page, so I recommend asking there:
      Shalom Coloring ( )by Freddie Levin and Judy Dick is published by Behrman House,s o I would recommend contacting them:
      The author of Star of David Jewish Coloring Book ( ) , Aliyah Schick, has a Facebook page, so you coudl ask there:

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