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.


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.

10 Ways to Make December More Jewish

Helping kids enjoy being Jewish during December – and all year round.

5 Ways to Feel Thankful

Effective tools to increase your gratitude.

Amnesty International’s Jewish Problem

The once laudable organization is obsessed with demonizing the Jewish state.

My Son’s Bar Mitzvah: My 5 Big Mistakes

Don’t sweat the details and make sure you focus on the meaning of the day.

Dachau’s Stolen Sign

As the last generation to know Holocaust survivors, the theft reminds us of our responsibility to preserve their memories.

Protesting the Met’s “Death of Klinghoffer”

The death of Leon Klinghoffer cannot be explained away.

Sukkot in the Time of Ebola

Feeling security in a hostile world we cannot control.

5 True Stories for Yom Kippur

From a Soviet labor camp to an ISIS prison, inspiring stories of people who clung to observing Yom Kippur, despite the odds.

The Death of Klinghoffer Controversy

It is a disgrace that The New York Metropolitan Opera insists on performing this offensive, anti-Semitic work.

Don Fernando Aguilar’s Amazing Shofar

How a community of Jews defied the Spanish Inquisition to listen to the Shofar.

6 Surprising Facts about Jewish Scotland

Welcome to the land of Jewish kilts and kosher haggis.

5 Inspiring Ways to Start the New Year

Spiritual growth based on scientific research.

Remembering Steven Sotloff

The murdered journalist clung to his Jewish identity in captivity.

The Rise of Anti-Semitism in Britain

Nearly two thirds of British Jews are questioning their future in the United Kingdom.

Rabbi Shot Walking to Shul

The motivation for this crime is being investigated, but nothing can justify the killing of an innocent man walking to his place of worship.

10 Myths and Facts about the Gaza War

Key facts you need to know to defend Israel.

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