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.


Discovering Angels

How the Jewish Sabbath transformed my life.

I Too Am Royalty

As a child I longed for the majestic. Watching the royal wedding, I realized I found it.

Connecting with Israel

Things we can do to strengthen our bonds with the Jewish State.

Itamar: Why Many Don’t Care

We cannot let indifference, bordering on cruelty, become the norm.

Why Jewish Summer Camp

Breaking the common myths.

Libya, Israel and Human Rights

Living in an upside down world.

Blood Libels: Yesterday and Today

Recent rhetoric has raised the specter once again.

The Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords

Judaism's timeless formula for moments like this.

Airbrushing Jewish History

Chipping away at the millennia of Jewish connection to the Land of Israel.

Time Magazine, Anti-Semitism and Israel

Their cover story promotes a sickening trope that harms all Jews.

The Secret in My Marriage

The unintended consequences of planning my husband's surprise birthday party.

Closer to the End

Living with the knowledge that we won’t live forever.

The Art of Misleading

Common tricks the media uses in obfuscating the truth about the Middle East.

Passover: Making it Personal

How can we identify with the Jewish slaves today?

Jewish Day School Fears

Answering the commonly asked questions about sending kids to Jewish Day school.

Can We Ever Unplug?

Our family’s built-in media-free zone.

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