About the Author


Dr. Yvette Alt Miller

Dr. Alt Miller 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.


X Troop: The Top-Secret Jewish Commandos of WWII

A new book sheds light on a secret unit drawn from refugees whose deep-rooted hatred of Hitler would ensure they were a passionate fighting force.

Jackie Mason’s Life and Jokes

The comic, who has died at 93, was a keen observer of Jewish life in America.

Ben & Jerry’s Unfair Boycott of Israel

The ice cream makers are wrong to single Israel out for criticism.

The Church of England's Too-Late Apology to the Jews

The Church of England is repenting for its past actions persecuting England’s Jews. Better late than never.

Montreal's Days of Shame: When 75 Doctors Went on Strike until a Jewish Doctor Resigned

In 1934, doctors in five hospitals walked off the job rather than work with a Jew.

Rabbi Stabbed in Boston

Rabbi Shlomo Noginski was stabbed outside a Jewish summer camp filled with children.

7 Essential Items for Every Jewish Home

Simple ways to infuse your home with Jewish meaning.

Israeli Aid Worker Comforts Families in Florida

An interview with Itzik Itach who is part of the Israeli contingent searching for survivors and counseling families.

First Chief Rabbi in German Army in 100 Years

An exclusive interview with Rabbi Zsolt Balla, who’s just been installed as Germany’s first Jewish Chaplain in over a century.

At the Frontlines in Surfside

Interviews with volunteers from the Jewish community who are helping victims of the disaster in Florida.

Banning Israeli Food Truck in Philadelphia

When an Israeli food truck was disinvited to a food festival, supporters stepped in to protest.

Germany’s Other Genocide: Dress Rehearsal for the Holocaust

Germany recently acknowledged it committed genocide in present-day Namibia.

Bestselling Author Brad Meltzer Teaches New Generation about Anne Frank

His most personal book, Meltzer wrote I am Anne Frank as a way to combat global Jew-hatred.

In the Heights: 6 Jewish Facts about Washington Heights

Little known facts about the setting for the new movie musical.

5 Strategies to Help Israel Win the Online Battle

An expert on diplomacy and social media suggests ways we all can help Israel.

US Cabinet Member Sworn in on 500-Yr-Old Jewish Text

Scientific Advisor Dr. Eric Lander is inspired by the ancient words of Rabbi Tarfon found in Ethics of the Fathers.

Eric Carle’s Complicated Legacy: 4 Jewish Lessons

Timeless lessons from the beloved author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Israeli Salad!

This ubiquitous salad captures the flavors of the Jewish state.

Chicago Israel Rally Turns Violent

Hamas sympathizers attacked a peaceful rally organized by students.

Jewish Woman Photographing Resistance Fighters

Faye Schulman’s photographs are a rare glimpse into the life of Jewish partisan fighters during World War II.

Feel Israel's Pain

With Israel under attack, do we care enough to help?

Reunifying Jerusalem: Remembering Ammunition Hill

The decisive battle paved the way for Israel to reunify Jerusalem in 1967.

Cheesecake: A History

Surprising facts about this popular Jewish dish, as well as recipes from around the world, including Lindy's famous cheesecake.

Flowers and Judaism: 8 Facts

From flowers at Sinai to cooking with flowers.

Hassidic Woman on NY Hate Crime Panel

After her son was brutally murdered, Devorah Halberstam began a crusade against hate.

The Woman behind Duolingo’s New Yiddish Course

Meena Viswanath wants to help you learn Yiddish.

Iceland and the Jews: 9 Little Known Facts

Exploring the surprising Jewish connections to Iceland.

Prestigious Art Dealer Embraces His Jewish Heritage

Amid Paris' high-end art scene, Antoine Helwaser embarked on a spiritual journey in the shadow of the Holocaust.

After 500 Years, My Family's Return to Judaism

For centuries, Dr. Joe Maldonado’s family hid their Jewishness. Researching his family's ancestry revealed a startling discovery.

Celebrity Quotes about Shabbat

Inspiring quotes about the power and beauty of Shabbat.

Untold Story of Jewish Women Resisting Nazis

Judy Batalion’s new book documents Jewish women who fought Nazis during WWII.

The Ochberg Orphans: Saving 197 Jewish Orphans

Marking the 100th anniversary of Isaac Ochberg’s remarkable rescue mission.

The Phantom Tollbooth: 4 Jewish Lessons

Norton Juster, the author of one of my favorite books, has died at the age of 91.

Three Trailblazing Jewish Women

These women are working to make a difference in their communities – and the world.

Discovering What Happened to My Great-Grandfather in the Holocaust

A new memorial helped me learn about his deportation to the Lodz Ghetto 80 years ago.

6 Little-Known Jewish Languages

Jewish communities around the world created their own language.

Daring Exploits of the Man who Brought 120,000 Jews to Israel

Like Queen Esther, Shlomo Hillel risked his life to miraculously save Jews of Babylonia, a province of Ancient Persia.

SNL’s Unfunny Anti-Israel Joke

The show falsely accused Israel of only vaccinating Jews; the reality is far different.

Descendants of Jews Saved by Heroic Pole Find Each Other

Wladimir Riszko hid 16 Jews for two years during the Holocaust.

The Orthodox Jewish Government Official Falsely Accused of Dual Loyalty

Anne Neuberger is in charge of cybersecurity for the Biden Administration.

Jews of Myanmar: 10 Facts

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has a fascinating Jewish history.

Austrian Jew Leaves Fortune to French Town that Saved His Life

Eric Schwam was one of over 3,000 Jews saved by the residents in one small French town.

Garlic and Jews: 6 Little-Known Jewish Facts

Garlic has long been associated with Jewish life and cooking.

Internment Camps in Scotland

A little-known network of internment camps operated in Scotland during World War II.

New Senator Holds Great-Grandparents' Immigration Papers

Sen. Jon Ossoff brought his great grandparents’ Ellis Island documents to his inauguration.

Rabbi Yudi Dukes’ Incredible Legacy

Sarah Dukes inspired thousands by chronicling her husband’s 10-month battle with Covid-19.

8 Ways to Celebrate Your Jewish Birthday

Tips for making your Jewish birthdays a time of meaning and growth.

Remembering Jews who Fought for Black Civil Rights

In the 1960s, hundreds of Jews worked tirelessly to advance civil rights. Two of them were murdered.

Real-Life “Fauda” Spy Passes Away

Renowned Israeli spy Isaac Shoshan infiltrated Arab communities for years.

5 Maverick Jews who Saved Millions of Lives

Thinking out of the box, these 5 Jews – 4 doctors and 1 engineer – used science, medicine and chutzpah to save lives.

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