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.


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.

The Secret Jew & Incredible Survival of his Lost Manuscript

The amazing story of Luis de Carvajal, a secret Jew who was murdered in the 1500s, and the unlikely survival of his handwritten memoirs.

Menorah Twisted into a Swastika

A family in Phoenix wakes up to find their 7-foot menorah turned into a swastika. The community fights back.

Some Amazing Facts about Jewish History

You'll never look at these stats and figures the same way.

Marion Pritchard: Rescuer of Dutch Jews

The heroic woman rescued scores of Dutch Jews during the Holocaust, and has died at the age of 96.

17 Amazing Facts about Olives

There’s more to olives than the Hanukkah miracle.

Searching for a Miracle

Adam Krief's battle with cancer has sadly come to an end.

10 Ways You Can Fight BDS

Don’t be silent. Advocate for Israel.

Common Jewish Words: Their Origins & Meaning

How many of us know the origins and exact meaning of these common Jewish phrases?

The Distasteful Holocaust Ice Dance Routine

“Not one of the six million danced and a concentration camp is not a summer camp.”

Fidel Castro and the Jews

Some surprising numbers related to Fidel Castro’s relationship with Israel and Jews.

Thanksgiving Quiz

How much do you and your family know about Thanksgiving?

Ruth Gruber: Indomitable Jewish Activist and Legendary Journalist

Ruth Gruber, the journalist, author and activist, has died at the age of 105.

Erasing Golda Meir

Standing up to anti-Israel sentiment on campus and around the globe makes a real difference.

Leonard Cohen: Always a Jew at Heart

The influential musician had a deep connection with Israel and the Jewish people.

Moving Beyond the Election: 5 Ways to Erase the Bitterness

How we can come together and move past the hatred and rancor that have marked the past year.

A Letter to the Western Wall

Thank you for inspiring me, for comforting me, for unifying our people.

Jews and Japan: 7 Interesting Facts

Seven fascinating facts about Jewish links with the Land of the Rising Sun.

The Chicago Cubs’ Curse

The team hasn’t won a World Series in 108 years. Is it really due to a curse, as many people believe?

China’s Crackdown on the Jewish Community of Kaifeng

The descendants of China's miniscule Jewish community face persecution today.

Shimon Peres: The Face of Israel

Remembering the indefatigable Jewish leader whose life embodied the saga of the Jewish state.

Inspiring Jewish Quotes for Rosh Hashanah

Some inspiring Jewish quotes to help guide you in your resolutions for the New Year.

Moving into a Religious Community

For years our fears and comfort prevented us from selling our home to move into a more vibrant Jewish community.

Oldest Man Alive to Celebrate his Bar Mitzvah

Yisrael Kristal is turning 113 years old. Mazel tov!

8 Little-Known Facts about Jewish Pirates

Some Jews turned to piracy as a way to fight against Spain and Portugal, the hosts of the brutal Inquisition.

Anti-Israel Bias in Academia on Campus

Academics are increasingly calling for the end of the Jewish state with impunity.

Travis Rudolph and How Small Acts Can Make a Huge Difference

Our seemingly small actions aren’t so small after all.

Non-Jews Fighting Anti-Semitism on Campus

Milan Chatterjee, former student president of UCLA, is the most recent non-Jew leaving his school due to anti-Semitism. There are others.

Me and the Burkini Debate

As France debates the Islamic-style burkini, I’m delighted with my choice to wear modest swimwear.

30 Strangers at a Funeral

A group of Jews perform the ultimate kindness for a woman who was going to have no mourners at her funeral.

Jews at the Rio Olympics: 10 Fascinating Facts

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

Jews in the Wild West

10 surprising facts about Jews in the American Frontier.

Glamorizing Hitler

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

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

Carnage in Dallas

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

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