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.


Supporting Terror

Reputable organizations lend support, prestige and funds to those who plan, carry out and praise terror attacks against Jews.

Oops! That Anti-Jewish Statement was Just an Oversight!

A recent spate of offensive statements and images are being excused as shockingly dumb errors.

Rosh Hashanah: My Facebook Antidote

On Rosh Hashanah we review our life as it actually is, free from illusion and spin.

10 Inspiring Quotes about Learning

To inspire you and your family for a brand-new, successful year.

A Modern Day Oskar Schindler

Steve Maman has saved 130 Christian and Yazidi women. His Jewish ethics are driving him to do more. An Aish.com exclusive interview.

Europe’s Jew-Free Zones

Jewish life in many parts of the continent is retreating in the face of relentless anti-Israel and anti-Jewish hatred.

Refreshing Summer Salads

Now is the perfect time to enjoy these cool salads.

Worst Day Ever?

A Jewish teen’s poem goes viral, sending an inspiring Jewish message around the world.

Queen Elizabeth’s Nazi Salute

Don’t let an 80-year-old photo distract you from the real threats affecting the Jewish people today.

Endangering Jerusalem’s Old City

UNESCO’s bizarre criticism is completely divorced from reality.

Blacks and Jews in the Crosshairs

Dylann Roof’s manifesto of hate is unfortunately shared by many.

Educating to Hate

Biased textbooks are mis-educating students to hate Jews and the Jewish state.

The Professor and the Baby

A photo of an Israeli professor holding a student’s baby goes viral.

Jewish-Chinese Connections

Fascinating facts about Jews and China.

6 Gifts I've Given Myself as a Mother

These are the gifts that have had the biggest impact on me and my family.

The Jewish Connection to 5 Famous Foods

Some of the most famous foods today share surprising connections to Jews.

Surprising Facts about the Jews of Mexico

Mexico boasts a thriving Jewish community with roots that go back 500 years.

Robert Downey Jr.’s Awkward Interview

The actor walked out of the interview teaching a valuable lesson about proper speech.

Infographic: Jerusalem: Facts and Figures

Everything you need to know about Israel’s capital.

The Young Woman who Saved an Airplane

Everyone told her to sit down, but Mussie Weinfeld insisted something was wrong with the plane.

The Witch Hunt against Prof. Andrew Pessin

A pro-Israel philosophy professor is being hounded, and you can help.

The Holocaust Torah

How did a survivor who wouldn’t buy a ticket to Israel afford to commission a Torah scroll all by himself?

6 Surprising Jewish Communities

Some of the surprising, diverse places where, against the odds, Jewish life is flourishing.

Jews and Ireland

Six little-known facts about Jewish Ireland.

Anti-Semitism on Campus

Hostility to Jewish students is on the rise.

Yemen’s Last Jews

A visit with the remaining 90 Jews.

5 Rules for Fighting Fair

The latest studies on how to have a good fight.

Jerusalem Mayor a Hero

He ran out of his car and apprehended a terrorist. A timely Purim lesson.

Muslim Ring of Peace

Over 650 young Muslims have volunteered to guard Oslo Synagogue on Shabbat in support of the Jewish people.

Mocking the Holocaust

There is a recent trend to trivialize and mock the Holocaust through art. What’s behind these shocking depictions?

Recipes for Romance

Chocolate, dates, wine – let’s get cooking.

My Ugly Engagement Ring

With abiding love, my husband designed my unique ring. I opened the box and was aghast. I hated it.

Vampires, Imprisoned Princesses, and Other Mideast Oddities

Fact is stranger than fiction. Here’s a guide to some notable recent occurrences in the Middle East featuring some fantastical events.

Quiz: Political Change in the Middle East

Take the Aish.com quiz and see how many questions you can answer correctly.

10 Delicious Gluten-Free Desserts

From culinary traditions from around the world.

8 Myths about the Terror Attack in France

Dispelling common distortions about the situation in France.

Climbing Our Own El Capitan

5 strategies to conquer your goals.

Blaming Jews for the Paris Attacks

In addition to the predictable fringe elements, some mainstream journalists are blaming the Jews for the world’s ills.

The Paris Terror Attack

A long history of threats and violence, against Charlie Hebdo and other targets, has too often been minimized and ignored.

American Hero Going to Israel

After losing his legs in Afghanistan, Brian Mast is still fighting for his country. And now he’s about to fight for Israel.

Non-Meat Jewish Comfort Food

Hot, soothing dishes from around the Jewish world.

Erasing Israel

HarperCollins’ map expunging Israel is only the latest example of the quest to rewrite history without the Jewish state.

Harry Potter and Jewish Values

News of a Jewish wizard at Hogwarts reminded me of 5 Jewish values reflected in the series of books.

2014 News from Israel You May Have Missed

A compendium of interesting news from the Holy Land.

Chicken Soup for Your Health

Your bubby was right! Scientific studies reveal the medicinal benefits of chicken soup.

Distorted Headlines against Israel

Recent distortions by the media are appalling. Here’s what you can do about it.

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