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.


Elie Wiesel Changed My Life

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

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

We must feel the horror of every terror attack, whether it’s Tel Aviv or Orlando.

Jews of Jamaica

Eight little-known facts.

Getting Rid of Toxic Phrases in the Home

15 negative phrases to avoid and their hopeful alternatives.

The Billionaire who Won't Leave his Kids a Penny

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

Fixing the BBC

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

Connecting with Lone Soldiers in Israel

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

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

Harassing Jews at UC Santa Cruz

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

Dark Days for Jews in Brussels

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

Jew Nominated to the Supreme Court

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!”

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

The war veteran served in Iraq and Afghanistan. His murder was celebrated in the Arab press.

Syrian Refugee Thanks Israel

Aboud Dandachi wants the world to know how remarkable Israel is.

Infographic: Jews in Early American Politics

Little-known facts about Jews in American politics.

The Jews of Italy

8 little-known facts about the unique community of Italian Jews.

Poland, Guilt and the Holocaust

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

Justice Antonin Scalia and the Jews

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

The Pajama Debate

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

Little-known facts about this ancient Jewish community.

Lord George Weidenfeld’s Legacy

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

Wearing a Kippah in France

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

Online Incitement

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

Kugel!

Five amazing recipes of this iconic Jewish dish.

Tel Aviv Shooting Attack

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

No Jews or Israelis Allowed

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

Muslims and Jews Saving Each Other

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

Tell Me Who Are the Jews Or Die

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

Can You Pass this Israel Literacy Test?

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

The World Stands with France. What about Israel?

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

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

Does Religion Make Kids Less Generous?

Far from undermining generosity, Judaism fosters it.

Leftover Recipes

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

The Priest Uncovering Hidden Atrocities of the Holocaust

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

An Open Letter to JK Rowling

Thank you for not caving into pressure to boycott Israel.

The Mufti and the Holocaust

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

Our Daughter’s Meaningful Bat Mitzvah

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

Receive the Aish.com Weekly Email

Sign up to our Aish Weekly Update Jewsletter.

Our privacy policy