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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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Connecting with Lone Soldiers in Israel

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


5 Ways to Ensure Your Kids Love Being Jewish

5 Ways to Ensure Your Kids Love Being Jewish

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


Harassing Jews at UC Santa Cruz

Harassing Jews at UC Santa Cruz

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


Dark Days for Jews in Brussels

Dark Days for Jews in Brussels

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The terror attacks and subsequent lockdown are having a devastating effect on the community of 15,000 Jews.


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Jew Nominated to the Supreme Court

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Judge Merrick Garland gave an emotional tribute to his Jewish grandparents who paved the path that enabled him to reach this milestone.


“You Killed Jesus!”

“You Killed Jesus!”

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The recent Boston incident reminded me when I first discovered a deep contempt for me as a Jew that I hadn’t realized was there.


Taylor Force: American Hero Murdered in Israel

Taylor Force: American Hero Murdered in Israel

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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

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.


Poland, Guilt and the Holocaust

Poland, Guilt and the Holocaust

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


Justice Antonin Scalia and the Jews

Justice Antonin Scalia and the Jews

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


BUBBE’S SHABBOS NOODLE KUGEL

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BROCCOLI KUGEL

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RICE KUGEL

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CLASSIC POTATO KUGEL

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JERUSALEM KUGEL

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The Pajama Debate

The Pajama Debate

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A principal's request for mothers to stop wearing sleepwear while dropping off their kids creates a backlash. She happens to be right.


5 Fascinating Facts about Jews in India

5 Fascinating Facts about Jews in India

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Little-known facts about this ancient Jewish community.


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Lord George Weidenfeld’s Legacy

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He died this week at age 96, leaving behind a legacy from which we can all learn.


Wearing a Kippah in France

Wearing a Kippah in France

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Jews in France are being advised to remove their kippah in public and hide their Jewishness. Should they?


Online Incitement

Online Incitement

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Social media has become a new frontline in the war on terror.


Kugel!

Kugel!

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Five amazing recipes of this iconic Jewish dish.


Tel Aviv Shooting Attack

Tel Aviv Shooting Attack

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The world should learn from the terrorist’s father how to properly respond to terror.


No Jews or Israelis Allowed

No Jews or Israelis Allowed

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Kuwait Airways cancels its route rather than do business with Israelis. This discrimination isn’t the only recent example.


Our Family’s First Trip to Israel Changed Our Lives

Our Family’s First Trip to Israel Changed Our...

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Seven surprising lessons.


Muslims and Jews Saving Each Other

Muslims and Jews Saving Each Other

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10 true instances when Jews and Muslims – at times risking everything – saved each other's lives.


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Tell Me Who Are the Jews Or Die

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An American sergeant in WWII risks his life ordering 1000 POWs to say they are all Jews.


Can You Pass this Israel Literacy Test?

Can You Pass this Israel Literacy Test?

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Do you know more about Israel than the average Birthright applicant?


Interesting Facts about Jews in Early America

Interesting Facts about Jews in Early America

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Jewish trivia for Thanksgiving.


The World Stands with France. What about Israel?

The World Stands with France. What about Israel?

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Is it too much to ask the world to declare that when Jews are murdered it is as much of an outrage as when terror strikes in Paris?


Refusing to Condemn Evil

Refusing to Condemn Evil

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Facing today’s threats requires moral clarity, not outlandish conspiracy theories or fuzzy moral equivalence.


How to Talk to Your Kids about the Paris Attacks

How to Talk to Your Kids about the Paris Attacks

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Five strategies to help our children cope.


Does Religion Make Kids Less Generous?

Does Religion Make Kids Less Generous?

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Far from undermining generosity, Judaism fosters it.


Leftover Recipes

Leftover Recipes

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Delicious and foolproof recipes that transform your leftovers into a new meal.


The Priest Uncovering Hidden Atrocities of the Holocaust

The Priest Uncovering Hidden Atrocities of the...

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Father Patrick Desbois has dedicated his life to unearthing unmarked Jewish mass graves in Eastern Europe.


An Open Letter to JK Rowling

An Open Letter to JK Rowling

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Thank you for not caving into pressure to boycott Israel.


The Mufti and the Holocaust

The Mufti and the Holocaust

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Who was Haj Amin Al Husseini and what role did he play in the Holocaust?


Jewish Pumpkin Recipes

Jewish Pumpkin Recipes

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Different and delicious!


3 Ways the Media Distort Attacks in Israel

3 Ways the Media Distort Attacks in Israel

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And what you can do about it.


How Rebbetzin Jungreis Changed My Life

How Rebbetzin Jungreis Changed My Life

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Now it’s our turn to help her.


Our Daughter’s Meaningful Bat Mitzvah

Our Daughter’s Meaningful Bat Mitzvah

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Despite recent negative press, bar/bat mitzvah celebrations can be a profound experience for the entire family.


Supporting Terror

Supporting Terror

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Reputable organizations lend support, prestige and funds to those who plan, carry out and praise terror attacks against Jews.


Oops! That Anti-Jewish Statement was Just an Oversight!

Oops! That Anti-Jewish Statement was Just an...

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A recent spate of offensive statements and images are being excused as shockingly dumb errors.


Quiz on Recent Middle East News

Quiz on Recent Middle East News

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Are you up for the challenge?


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On Rosh Hashanah we review our life as it actually is, free from illusion and spin.


10 Inspiring Quotes about Learning

10 Inspiring Quotes about Learning

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To inspire you and your family for a brand-new, successful year.


Heroes of the France Train Attack

Heroes of the France Train Attack

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This Elul, seize the moment.


A Modern Day Oskar Schindler

A Modern Day Oskar Schindler

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Steve Maman has saved 130 Christian and Yazidi women. His Jewish ethics are driving him to do more. An Aish.com exclusive interview.


Europe’s Jew-Free Zones

Europe’s Jew-Free Zones

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Jewish life in many parts of the continent is retreating in the face of relentless anti-Israel and anti-Jewish hatred.