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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.

Jews at the Rio Olympics: 10 Fascinating Facts

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


Jews in the Wild West

Jews in the Wild West

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10 surprising facts about Jews in the American Frontier.


Glamorizing Hitler

Glamorizing Hitler

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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.


Killing Qandeel Baloch

Killing Qandeel Baloch

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


Carnage in Dallas

Carnage in Dallas

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


Hallel Ariel's Despicable Murder

Hallel Ariel's Despicable Murder

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


Elie Wiesel Changed My Life

Elie Wiesel Changed My Life

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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.


Britain and the Jews

Britain and the Jews

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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.


Jews of Jamaica

Jews of Jamaica

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Eight little-known facts.


Getting Rid of Toxic Phrases in the Home

Getting Rid of Toxic Phrases in the Home

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15 negative phrases to avoid and their hopeful alternatives.


The Billionaire who Won't Leave his Kids a Penny

The Billionaire who Won't Leave his Kids a Penny

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


Fixing the BBC

Fixing the BBC

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


Saying Goodbye to Our Big House

Saying Goodbye to Our Big House

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Learning to live with less.


Connecting with Lone Soldiers in Israel

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.


Jew Nominated to the Supreme Court

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.


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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.


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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.


 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

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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.


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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.