About the Author


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.


The American Jew who Smuggled Holocaust Survivors to Israel

The true story of the secret operation to ferry thousands of desperate Holocaust survivors to Israel.

Sarah Halimi’s Murder: Masking Jew Hatred in France

French police refusal to call the murder of an Orthodox woman by a Muslim a hate crime is causing an uproar.

Faye Kellerman’s Orthodox Characters Bring Judaism to the Masses

The bestselling mystery author serves up a dose of Jewish life and insight in the midst of her suspenseful who-done-its.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Jewish Great-Grandson

Nicholas Tolkien is an observant Jew whose new play about the Holocaust just opened in New York.

Caretaker of Venice’s Jewish Cemeteries

Long neglected, Aldo Izzo is restoring Venice's centuries-old Jewish cemeteries.

Super-Fast and Easy Shabbat Recipes

How to whip up delicious Shabbat meals quickly and easily, no matter how little time you have to prepare.

Harvard Rescinds Acceptances for 10 Students for Obscene Comments

The university’s controversial decision is teaching an important lesson about the consequences of our words.

Surprising Jewish Origins of Six Common Sayings

You’ll never see these expressions in quite the same way again.

Talking to Our Children after Attack at Ariana Grande Concert

Terror just hit home. Here’s how you can help your children.

The Secret Schindler: Mauricio Hochschild

Newly discovered documents reveal that a reviled Bolivian tycoon was one of the greatest heroes of the Holocaust who rescued over 9,000 Jews.

The Lancet Admits Its Error

Three years after its libel against Israel, the medical journal sets things right.

10 Yiddish Sayings about Jewish Mothers

Great lines to share on mother’s day.

Jewish Mother: Badge of Shame or Pride?

It’s time to drop the negative stereotypes and reclaim the title Jewish mother.

Queen Elizabeth's Mother-in-Law Saved Jews during the Holocaust

The incredible story of Princess Alice of Battenberg.

10 Little Known Facts about Einstein

Including what he considered to be his greatest day.

Emma Lazarus, the Jews and Israel

The famous U.S. poet fought for Jewish rights and helped spark the Zionist movement.

5 Remote Jewish Communities

A majority of Jews live in Israel but millions of Jews remain scattered across the globe. Here are five little-known Jewish communities.

Jews and France: 11 Interesting Facts

As France heads to the polls, here are some fascinating points about Jews and France through the ages.

Joyce Azria: Fashion Icon and Orthodox Jew

The energetic designer’s journey from Chanel to Shabbat.

Rabbi Beaten in the Ukraine Dies

Rabbi Mendel Deitsch worked tirelessly to rebuild Jewish life in Ukraine.

9 Facts about Jews and Egypt

Jews’ turbulent relationship with Egypt over thousands of years.

Bagels: A Surprising Jewish History

The history of bagels gives a window to Jewish history and fortunes over the past 800 years.

Responding to the Terror Attack in London

As our thoughts and prayers go to the victims and the people of Britain, what can we do in the wake of this barbaric attack?

Shabbat and Vogue Magazine

It seems like everyone is tapping into the transformative power of Shabbat.

Inciting Hatred in France?

The controversial trial of Georges Bensoussan sheds light on a vicious sub-culture of anti-Semitism in France.

Israel’s Famed Photographer: 10 Iconic Photos

A snapshot of the work of David Rubinger, the renowned Israeli photographer who has died at the age of 92.

Hidden Figures: Jewish Refugees Fighting for Civil Rights

Many Jewish academics who fled Nazi Europe mentored African American students in the United States.

The United States of Hate

How to respond to the rise of anti-Semitism in the United States.

Eyeless in Gaza

A new documentary shows how the media caved in to Hamas’ intimidation and distorted its reporting about the Gaza war.

Jews and Syria: 11 Fascinating Facts

Syria's once vibrant Jewish community goes back thousands of years.

Agnes Keleti: Israel’s Trailblazing Olympic Champion

The Holocaust survivor, one of the greatest gymnasts in history is being honored with the Israel Prize.

Jews and Native Americans: 7 Fascinating Facts

Like Julis Meyer, aka Box-Ka-Re-Sha-Hash-Ta-Ka, which means “Curly Haired White Chief Who Speaks with One Tongue.”

Jews and Chocolate: 9 Little Known Facts

Plus a traditional Jewish chocolate recipe.

The Shocking True Story behind Spielberg’s Next Film

With Papal consent, Edgardo Mortara, a Jewish child, was ripped from his family and raised as a Catholic in 19th century Italy.

Fighting Jew Hatred in Chicago

After a shul is vandalized, Jews, Muslims and Christians come together to stand against hate.

Great Yiddish Expressions

On business, family, being a mensch and classic curses too.

Erasing Swastikas on NY Subway

An exclusive Aish.com interview with the man who took action.

Jewish Dad Saves Teen’s Life

Coach Steven Greenberg’s quick actions saved the life of a visiting player who suddenly collapsed and was unresponsive.

A Woman’s Hard Choice

Brenda Barnes, the first female CEO of PepsiCo who ignited a firestorm by resigning to spend more time with her family, died last week.

Remembering Under the Clouds of Anti-Semitism

This year Holocaust Remembrance Day observances are mired in controversy in a number of European countries.

Deeper Meaning of 9 Common Jewish Words

Do you know the origins of these Jewish terms?

Fake News and Israel

No headline seems too far-fetched when it comes to spreading false news stories about Israel.

Bomb Threats Targeting Jewish Organizations

Despite the fear, parents are keeping their kids in Jewish schools and standing up to evil.

Three Things I Wish Someone would have Told Me about Marriage

It’s never too late to incorporate these key lessons into your marriage.

Jews and the Circus: 7 Fascinating Facts

Did you know that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is owned by a Jewish family?

Uncovering Jewish History in Vilna

Cutting edge technology is unearthing fascinating new evidence regarding the Jews of Vilna.

Muslim NY Teen Hailed a Hero

Aish.com talks with Ahmed Khalifa who courageously pursued and help arrest the attacker of a Jewish woman on a NY subway.

Countering Hate in Montana

Neo-Nazis are planning a march against Jews in a small Montana town. Here's what you can do about it.

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