About the Author


Dr. Yvette Alt Miller

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.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Modeling Civility

The late justice displayed respect and warmth to all.

Rosh Hashanah Dictionary

Common Rosh Hashanah words and phrases to help get you through the holiday.

Why is a Terrorist Speaking at San Francisco State University?

The university should rescind their invitation to Leila Khaled and take a stand against terrorism.

How the Rabbi of the Warsaw Ghetto is Giving Me Comfort Today

Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira’s book has helped me cope during the pandemic.

7 Jewish Expressions to Start Using Today

These Hebrew phrases convey timeless Jewish principles.

Anti-Semitism in Two Hit TV Shows

The Umbrella Academy and Lovecraft Country trafficked in damaging anti-Jewish slurs.

Supporting Kids in Distance Learning: Practical Advice from Teachers and Experts

Aish.com spoke with educational experts. Here's what they had to say.

Rabbi on Ventilator for 4 Months is Leaving Hospital

An interview with Sarah Dukes, whose husband nearly died from Covid-19.

Six Facts About Challah

Surprising ways that challah connects us with Jewish history.

Jews and Belarus: 7 Facts

Jews have long played a pivotal role in Belarus.

12-Year-Old Jewish Hero of WWII

How teenage violin prodigy Motele Schlein single-handedly destroyed a Nazi SS unit.

United Arab Emirates, Jews and Israel: 7 Facts

UAE and Israel reach a historic accord to normalize ties between the two nations.

Learning from Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

A long-ago lecture by Rabbi Steinsaltz inspired me to tap into 4,000 years of Jewish wisdom.

Orthodox Jew Falsely Accused of Treason

For years Dr. David Tenenbaum has worked to clear his name.

Jews and Pickles: 7 Facts

Pickles have long been a Jewish food. Here are some fascinating facts and recipes.

The One-Handed Pianist

Leon Fleisher, who recently died at 92, built a piano career despite losing use of his right hand.

Take Holocaust Denial Off Facebook

In the #NoDenyingIt campaign, Holocaust survivors ask Facebook to remove Holocaust denial.

9 Common Jewish Symbols

And the history behind these common Jewish emblems.

The Burnt House in Jerusalem's Old City

The museum, near the Western Wall, shows a priestly house that was destroyed along with the Temple.

Thank You Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

An open letter to the NBA star who called on African Americans to condemn anti-Semitism.

The Pope who Printed the Talmud

Pope Leo X allowed a remarkable group of men to produce the first printed set of Talmud.

The Jewish Owner of The New York Times

A century ago Jewish newsman Adolph Ochs made the New York Times America’s premier newspaper.

Black Orthodox Jewish Fashion Designer

Elisheva Rishon’s empowering designs reflect her experiences as a Black Orthodox Jew.

My Son’s Pandemic Bar Mitzvah

As my son prepares for a smaller celebration, his siblings helped him cope with disappointment.

Defying 20,000 Nazis in New York City

In 1939 Isadore Greenbaum risked his life to disrupt a major Nazi rally at Madison Square Gardens.

When King Louis IX Burned the Talmud

A thousand years ago, King Louis IX ordered the Talmud burned in Paris.

The Unsung Black Female Soldiers of WWII

African American women of the 6888th Battalion delivered millions of pieces of mail during World War II.

Giving Life to Music from the Holocaust

Francesco Lotoro has dedicated his life to uncovering thousands of pieces composed in concentration camps.

Respecting Fathers

When did the word “dad” become synonymous with out of touch and irrelevant?

Jeopardy Winner Covers Her Hair on National TV

Meggie Kwait competed on the game show as a proud observant Jew.

The Nazi in Harvard’s Midst

Senior Nazi official Ernst Hansfstaengl attended his 25th Harvard reunion in 1934, despite his Nazi ties.

Facebook is Radicalizing Us

Jewish tradition shows us how to resist.

A Black Jew’s Advice on Combating Racism

Growing up as a black Orthodox Jew in Chicago, Lev Perlow witnessed racism first-hand.

Think about Taking a Gap Year In Israel

Now may be the ideal time to spend a year learning in Jerusalem.

Millions are Blaming Jews for Coronavirus

One out of five English people believe Jews are behind the coronavirus pandemic.

Violins of Hope: Telling Holocaust Stories Through Music

Niv Ashkenazi's new album featuring instruments and music by composers that were affected by the Holocaust.

Iranian Waiting for Political Asylum in Israel

Neda Amin, an Iranian journalist who made it to Israel and claimed political asylum to save her life, speaks to Aish readers.

Let Them Eat Babka

Now is the time to bake this traditional Jewish delicacy. Including special Shavuot recipe.

Photographing the Secret World of Chassidic Jews

A glimpse of Agnieszka Traczewska's exquisite photographs.

Sky-High Anti-Semitism and Increased Jewish Pride

2019 saw the highest levels of anti-Semitism in the US on record. American Jews are responding with Jewish pride.

In Prague, Jewish Tombstones Used as Paving Stones

A pedestrian square in the heart of Europe is found to be paved with Jewish headstones.

Kippahs to the Rescue

One Jewish family is turning kippahs into hundreds of face masks to help the homeless.

The Silver Platter: Establishing the State of Israel

24,000 Israeli soldiers have sacrificed their lives for the protection of the Jewish state.

Kidney Transplant Champion Dies at 55

Rabbi Heber helped facilitate over 800 kidney transplants in Israel and around the world.

Advice on Combating Loneliness from Leading Expert

Dr. Steven Cole offers important advice for the pandemic era.

Jewish Partisan Hero Dies of Coronavirus

Benjamin Levin fought Nazis with Jewish partisans called The Avengers.

The Survivors’ Talmud: When the US Army Printed the Talmud

With the help of the US Army, Jewish Holocaust survivors printed copies of the Talmud.

6 Amazing Jewish Nurses

These Jewish nurses made the world a better place.

Doctors on the Front Lines Battling Covid-19

Four Jewish doctors describe their experiences battling Covid-19.

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