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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.

Worst Day Ever?

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A Jewish teen’s poem goes viral, sending an inspiring Jewish message around the world.


Queen Elizabeth’s Nazi Salute

Queen Elizabeth’s Nazi Salute

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Don’t let an 80-year-old photo distract you from the real threats affecting the Jewish people today.


Endangering Jerusalem’s Old City

Endangering Jerusalem’s Old City

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UNESCO’s bizarre criticism is completely divorced from reality.


Blacks and Jews in the Crosshairs

Blacks and Jews in the Crosshairs

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Dylann Roof’s manifesto of hate is unfortunately shared by many.


Educating to Hate

Educating to Hate

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Biased textbooks are mis-educating students to hate Jews and the Jewish state.


Banning Israel from World Football

Banning Israel from World Football

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Intifada through diplomacy.


The Professor and the Baby

The Professor and the Baby

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A photo of an Israeli professor holding a student’s baby goes viral.


Jewish-Chinese Connections

Jewish-Chinese Connections

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Fascinating facts about Jews and China.


6 Gifts I've Given Myself as a Mother

6 Gifts I've Given Myself as a Mother

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These are the gifts that have had the biggest impact on me and my family.


The Jewish Connection to 5 Famous Foods

The Jewish Connection to 5 Famous Foods

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Some of the most famous foods today share surprising connections to Jews.


Surprising Facts about the Jews of Mexico

Surprising Facts about the Jews of Mexico

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Mexico boasts a thriving Jewish community with roots that go back 500 years.


Robert Downey Jr.’s Awkward Interview

Robert Downey Jr.’s Awkward Interview

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The actor walked out of the interview teaching a valuable lesson about proper speech.


Jerusalem: Facts and Figures

Jerusalem: Facts and Figures

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Everything you need to know about Israel’s capital.


The Young Woman who Saved an Airplane

The Young Woman who Saved an Airplane

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Everyone told her to sit down, but Mussie Weinfeld insisted something was wrong with the plane.


The Witch Hunt against Prof. Andrew Pessin

The Witch Hunt against Prof. Andrew Pessin

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A pro-Israel philosophy professor is being hounded, and you can help.


The Holocaust Torah

The Holocaust Torah

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How did a survivor who wouldn’t buy a ticket to Israel afford to commission a Torah scroll all by himself?


6 Surprising Jewish Communities

6 Surprising Jewish Communities

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Some of the surprising, diverse places where, against the odds, Jewish life is flourishing.


Jews and Ireland

Jews and Ireland

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Six little-known facts about Jewish Ireland.


Anti-Semitism on Campus

Anti-Semitism on Campus

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Hostility to Jewish students is on the rise.


Yemen’s Last Jews

Yemen’s Last Jews

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A visit with the remaining 90 Jews.


Purim & the Dress that Took Over the Internet

Purim & the Dress that Took Over the Internet

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Appearances can be deceiving.


5 Rules for Fighting Fair

5 Rules for Fighting Fair

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The latest studies on how to have a good fight.


Jerusalem Mayor a Hero

Jerusalem Mayor a Hero

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He ran out of his car and apprehended a terrorist. A timely Purim lesson.


Muslim Ring of Peace

Muslim Ring of Peace

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Over 650 young Muslims have volunteered to guard Oslo Synagogue on Shabbat in support of the Jewish people.


Mocking the Holocaust

Mocking the Holocaust

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There is a recent trend to trivialize and mock the Holocaust through art. What’s behind these shocking depictions?


Recipes for Romance

Recipes for Romance

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Chocolate, dates, wine – let’s get cooking.


My Ugly Engagement Ring

My Ugly Engagement Ring

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With abiding love, my husband designed my unique ring. I opened the box and was aghast. I hated it.


Vampires, Imprisoned Princesses, and Other Mideast Oddities

Vampires, Imprisoned Princesses, and Other Mideast...

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Fact is stranger than fiction. Here’s a guide to some notable recent occurrences in the Middle East featuring some fantastical events.


Quiz: Political Change in the Middle East

Quiz: Political Change in the Middle East

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Take the Aish.com quiz and see how many questions you can answer correctly.


10 Delicious Gluten-Free Desserts

10 Delicious Gluten-Free Desserts

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From culinary traditions from around the world.


8 Myths about the Terror Attack in France

8 Myths about the Terror Attack in France

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Dispelling common distortions about the situation in France.


Climbing Our Own El Capitan

Climbing Our Own El Capitan

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5 strategies to conquer your goals.


Blaming Jews for the Paris Attacks

Blaming Jews for the Paris Attacks

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In addition to the predictable fringe elements, some mainstream journalists are blaming the Jews for the world’s ills.


The Paris Terror Attack

The Paris Terror Attack

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A long history of threats and violence, against Charlie Hebdo and other targets, has too often been minimized and ignored.


American Hero Going to Israel

American Hero Going to Israel

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After losing his legs in Afghanistan, Brian Mast is still fighting for his country. And now he’s about to fight for Israel.


Non-Meat Jewish Comfort Food

Non-Meat Jewish Comfort Food

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Hot, soothing dishes from around the Jewish world.


Erasing Israel

Erasing Israel

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HarperCollins’ map expunging Israel is only the latest example of the quest to rewrite history without the Jewish state.


Harry Potter and Jewish Values

Harry Potter and Jewish Values

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News of a Jewish wizard at Hogwarts reminded me of 5 Jewish values reflected in the series of books.


2014 News from Israel You May Have Missed

2014 News from Israel You May Have Missed

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A compendium of interesting news from the Holy Land.


Chicken Soup for Your Health

Chicken Soup for Your Health

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Your bubby was right! Scientific studies reveal the medicinal benefits of chicken soup.


Distorted Headlines against Israel

Distorted Headlines against Israel

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Recent distortions by the media are appalling. Here’s what you can do about it.


10 Ways to Make December More Jewish

10 Ways to Make December More Jewish

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Helping kids enjoy being Jewish during December – and all year round.


5 Ways to Feel Thankful

5 Ways to Feel Thankful

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Effective tools to increase your gratitude.


Amnesty International’s Jewish Problem

Amnesty International’s Jewish Problem

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The once laudable organization is obsessed with demonizing the Jewish state.


My Son’s Bar Mitzvah: My 5 Big Mistakes

My Son’s Bar Mitzvah: My 5 Big Mistakes

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Don’t sweat the details and make sure you focus on the meaning of the day.


Dachau’s Stolen Sign

Dachau’s Stolen Sign

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As the last generation to know Holocaust survivors, the theft reminds us of our responsibility to preserve their memories.


Protesting the Met’s “Death of Klinghoffer”

Protesting the Met’s “Death of Klinghoffer”

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The death of Leon Klinghoffer cannot be explained away.


Sukkot in the Time of Ebola

Sukkot in the Time of Ebola

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Feeling security in a hostile world we cannot control.


5 True Stories for Yom Kippur

5 True Stories for Yom Kippur

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From a Soviet labor camp to an ISIS prison, inspiring stories of people who clung to observing Yom Kippur, despite the odds.


The Death of Klinghoffer Controversy

The Death of Klinghoffer Controversy

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It is a disgrace that The New York Metropolitan Opera insists on performing this offensive, anti-Semitic work.