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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.

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Ideas for bringing Jewish values into your celebration.


Visiting the Sick

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Reaching out to others in difficult times.


Find Your Greatness

Find Your Greatness

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The power of visualizing change.


The Sikh Temple Shooting

The Sikh Temple Shooting

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Empathy takes work, but it’s the basis of human decency.


After the Cancer Diagnosis

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Ever since my husband was diagnosed with cancer, losing weight seems shockingly frivolous.


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The Pulitzer Prize winner’s fanatical worldview has morphed into Jew-hatred.


Amazing Israeli Medical Breakthroughs

Amazing Israeli Medical Breakthroughs

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Modern Israeli inventions are giving handicapped people new hope.


6 Questions for Mother’s Day

6 Questions for Mother’s Day

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Using the day to reflect on the goals you have for your family.


Passover Foods Around the World

Passover Foods Around the World

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Fresh, intensely flavorful Passover recipes from different Jewish communities.


A Letter from Toulouse

A Letter from Toulouse

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Mrs. Sandler urges Jews around the world to do good in memory of the beloved victims.


Purim Foods around the World

Purim Foods around the World

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Hamentashen are old hat. Try some lesser-known Purim treats.


Lessons for Israel Apartheid Week

Lessons for Israel Apartheid Week

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My one-woman crusade to boycott human rights abusers.


News from Israel You May Have Missed

News from Israel You May Have Missed

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2011 was a busy year. Here are some less-reported stories from the Holy Land.


The Woman in the Park

The Woman in the Park

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With all my flaws, am I worthy of love?


Shabbos Talk

Shabbos Talk

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Practical tips for creating fun and meaningful conversation.


Is Break-Fast the Hippest Holiday?

Is Break-Fast the Hippest Holiday?

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Relating to food on a day with no food.


Standing with Israel Today

Standing with Israel Today

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How to help Israel at such a dark time.


Israel News Quiz

Israel News Quiz

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How do you rate?


Genome Judaism

Genome Judaism

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All Jews are connected.


The Stoning Dog Hoax

The Stoning Dog Hoax

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The sad phenomenon of anti-Jewish slurs.


Anti-Israel Spillover

Anti-Israel Spillover

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Every Jew needs to stand up for Israel.


Discovering Angels

Discovering Angels

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How the Jewish Sabbath transformed my life.


I Too Am Royalty

I Too Am Royalty

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As a child I longed for the majestic. Watching the royal wedding, I realized I found it.


Connecting with Israel

Connecting with Israel

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Things we can do to strengthen our bonds with the Jewish State.


Itamar: Why Many Don’t Care

Itamar: Why Many Don’t Care

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We cannot let indifference, bordering on cruelty, become the norm.


Why Jewish Summer Camp

Why Jewish Summer Camp

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Breaking the common myths.


Libya, Israel and Human Rights

Libya, Israel and Human Rights

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Living in an upside down world.


Blood Libels: Yesterday and Today

Blood Libels: Yesterday and Today

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Recent rhetoric has raised the specter once again.


The Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords

The Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords

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Judaism's timeless formula for moments like this.


Airbrushing Jewish History

Airbrushing Jewish History

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Chipping away at the millennia of Jewish connection to the Land of Israel.


Time Magazine, Anti-Semitism and Israel

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Their cover story promotes a sickening trope that harms all Jews.


The Secret in My Marriage

The Secret in My Marriage

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The unintended consequences of planning my husband's surprise birthday party.


Closer to the End

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Living with the knowledge that we won’t live forever.


The Art of Misleading

The Art of Misleading

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Common tricks the media uses in obfuscating the truth about the Middle East.


Passover: Making it Personal

Passover: Making it Personal

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How can we identify with the Jewish slaves today?


Jewish Day School Fears

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Answering the commonly asked questions about sending kids to Jewish Day school.


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Our family’s built-in media-free zone.


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