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.


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.

Jewish Teen Running World's Most Popular Coronavirus Website

An Aish.com interview with 17-year-old whiz kid Avi Schiffman, the brains behind a popular website tracking Covid-19.

Famous NY Mohel Passes Away from COVID-19

Rabbi Romi Cohn saved 56 Jewish families during WWII and embodied Jewish values.

Cissy’s Tiny Kitchen

The lessons I learned from my Great Aunt Cissy are helping me deal with the coronavirus.

Shakespeare and the Plague

Some of Shakespeare’s greatest works were written while he was quarantined.

Eichmann's Dare: Save 600 Jewish Children in 6 Days

Truus Wijsmuller, an “ordinary” Dutch woman, ended up saving 10,000 Jews.

Eradicating Polio: When Two Jewish Researchers Changed the World

Dr. Jonas Salk and Dr. Albert Sabin invented vaccines against polio.

How to Help Kids Learn when Hebrew School’s Cancelled

Four strategies to help kids learn even when Hebrew School is cancelled.

Operation Paperclip: The Truth about Bringing Nazi Scientists to America

The top-secret program brought 1,600 Nazis to America and whitewashed their past.

Wise Men of Chelm: Fact and Fiction

The mythical comic town of Chelm was a beloved staple of Yiddish literature.

6 Jewish Responses to the Coronavirus

As the virus spreads, Jewish and Israeli figures are working to help solve the disease and prevent panic.

The Bomb Threat at My Kids’ School

A bomb threat made us value Jewish education more than ever.

Adopting Five Children in Montana

Chavie and Chaim Bruk built their Jewish family through adoption.

Three Benefits of Celebrating Shabbat

Just in time for Shabbat Across the American and Canada.

Anti-Jewish Words Added to Oxford Dictionary

Additions to a major dictionary show that anti-Jewish slurs are becoming more common.

Orthodox Athlete Missing the Olympics

Despite her Olympic dreams being dashed, Estee Ackerman is still an Olympic champion proudly representing the Jewish people.

Lena Bryant's Legacy: Inspiring True Story

The Jewish fashion pioneer changed the way women dressed and did business.

Presidential Quotes about Jews and Israel

24 inspiring quotes from American presidents.

Horrific Valentine’s Day Massacre of Jews

On Valentine’s Day 1349 thousands of Jews were burned to death, accused of poisoning wells.

The Blind Mathematician

Born blind, Abraham Nemeth was told to become a basket weaver. He had other plans.

Peddling Hate on Amazon

Amazon recently pulled two anti-Semitic books from its site. It should pull more.

Kirk Douglas: 7 Jewish Facts

The legendary actor embraced his Jewish identity later on in life.

Jewish Summer Camp’s Incredible Lasting Impact

Sending kids to Jewish summer camp fosters a love of being Jewish throughout their lives.

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