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Dr. Yvette Alt Miller

Yvette Alt Miller earned her B.A. at Harvard University. She completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Jewish Studies at Oxford University, and has a Ph.D. In International Relations from the London School of Economics. She lives with her family in Chicago, and has lectured internationally on Jewish topics. Her book Angels at the table: a Practical Guide to Celebrating Shabbat takes readers through the rituals of Shabbat and more, explaining the full beautiful spectrum of Jewish traditions with warmth and humor. It has been praised as "life-changing", a modern classic, and used in classes and discussion groups around the world.

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“Not one of the six million danced and a concentration camp is not a summer camp.”


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Some surprising numbers related to Fidel Castro’s relationship with Israel and Jews.


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Standing up to anti-Israel sentiment on campus and around the globe makes a real difference.


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The influential musician had a deep connection with Israel and the Jewish people.


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How we can come together and move past the hatred and rancor that have marked the past year.


A Letter to the Western Wall

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Thank you for inspiring me, for comforting me, for unifying our people.


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Seven fascinating facts about Jewish links with the Land of the Rising Sun.


The Chicago Cubs’ Curse

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The team hasn’t won a World Series in 108 years. Is it really due to a curse, as many people believe?


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The descendants of China's miniscule Jewish community face persecution today.


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Remembering the indefatigable Jewish leader whose life embodied the saga of the Jewish state.


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Some inspiring Jewish quotes to help guide you in your resolutions for the New Year.


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For years our fears and comfort prevented us from selling our home to move into a more vibrant Jewish community.


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Yisrael Kristal is turning 113 years old. Mazel tov!


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Some Jews turned to piracy as a way to fight against Spain and Portugal, the hosts of the brutal Inquisition.


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Anti-Israel Bias in Academia on Campus

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Academics are increasingly calling for the end of the Jewish state with impunity.


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Our seemingly small actions aren’t so small after all.


Non-Jews Fighting Anti-Semitism on Campus

Non-Jews Fighting Anti-Semitism on Campus

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Milan Chatterjee, former student president of UCLA, is the most recent non-Jew leaving his school due to anti-Semitism. There are others.


Me and the Burkini Debate

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As France debates the Islamic-style burkini, I’m delighted with my choice to wear modest swimwear.


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A group of Jews perform the ultimate kindness for a woman who was going to have no mourners at her funeral.


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Israel sent its largest ever delegation of athletes: 47 athletes, competing in 17 events.


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10 surprising facts about Jews in the American Frontier.


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Fighting “Hitler Chic” isn’t just an issue of taste. It’s protecting the dignity of the six million Jews murdered and battling resurgent anti-Semitism today.


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A Pakistani celebrity becomes the latest victim of so-called “honor killings.”


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The shooter had connections with a radical group that promotes violence against white people and Jews.


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Don't let the media minimize her horrific death. Imagine if God forbid it was your child brutally killed.


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The Nobel Prize winner has died at the age of 87. His passion for life and Judaism left its indelible mark on me.


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As England goes to the polls for a historic referendum, here are some little-known facts about Jews in the United Kingdom.


The Orlando Terror Attack

The Orlando Terror Attack

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We must feel the horror of every terror attack, whether it’s Tel Aviv or Orlando.


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Eight little-known facts.


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15 negative phrases to avoid and their hopeful alternatives.


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The connection between wealth and happiness isn't what you think.


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Britain's Government is proposing to change the way the BBC is run. It's about time.


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Learning to live with less.


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A Chicago organization connects school children to lone soldiers in Israel, giving them a glimpse of their dedication and bravery.


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Backed up by modern research and over 3,000 years of Jewish wisdom.


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Faculty members speak out about the climate of anti-Semitism and intimidation. An exclusive Aish.com interview.


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The war veteran served in Iraq and Afghanistan. His murder was celebrated in the Arab press.


Syrian Refugee Thanks Israel

Syrian Refugee Thanks Israel

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Aboud Dandachi wants the world to know how remarkable Israel is.


Jews in Early American Politics

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Little-known facts about Jews in American politics.


The Jews of Italy

The Jews of Italy

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8 little-known facts about the unique community of Italian Jews.


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Making it a crime to imply any Polish culpability for Nazi crimes denies the historical record.


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Five little-known facts about the late Justice Scalia and his relationship with the Jewish community.


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