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.


Synagogue at Babi Yar

There are new plans to build a synagogue at the site of a horrific Nazi massacre of Jews.

Nazi’s Grandson Reaches Out to Apologize

Thomas Edelmann apologized to Hanna Eherenreich, the granddaughter of the Jewish businessman victimized by his Nazi grandfather.

Demonizing Pfizer’s Jewish CEO

A Greek newspaper is attacking Albert Bourla with anti-Semitic tropes.

Alex Trebek’s Quiet Dignity

Reflections on the game show host from three Jewish contestants.

Borscht: The Favorite Jewish Soup

A brief history of Jewish borscht, plus three recipes.

Vienna Terror Attacks

I was mailing in my application for Austrian citizenship during the Vienna terror attacks.

The Truth about Jews and Kazakhstan

Don't believe Borat about Kazakhstan's hatred of Jews. The reality is rather different.

Finding Love during the Pandemic

Experts share strategies for dating during the pandemic.

Burning the Talmud in Venice

October 31 marks the tragic anniversary of the end of a golden age of Hebrew books in Venice.

Lady Judith Montefiore: A Brief History

One of the great patrons of Jewish life supported Jews on three continents.

Jews and Pumpkins: 5 Surprising Facts

Plus two delicious pumpkin recipes with a Jewish twist.

Gal Gadot’s Favorite Jewish Prayer

The Israeli actress wakes up each morning with a prayer of thanks on her lips.

Cleopatra and the Jews

7 little known facts about Cleopatra and the Jewish communities she ruled.

The Flag of Israel: 7 Facts

The story behind Israel’s flag and why it’s a potent symbol for Jews worldwide.

Working to Promote Holocaust-era Restitution Worldwide

An Aish.com interview with Cherrie Daniels, US State Dept. Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues.

Auschwitz Museum Director Offers to Trade Places with Imprisoned Child

Piotr Cywinski is offering to serve time in prison in Nigeria so a child imprisoned for blasphemy can go free.

Newark Minutemen: Fighting Nazis in New Jersey

When Jewish Boxers fought Nazis in the 1930s in America.

Ramban’s Newly Discovered Prayer

Nachmanides was a tireless Jewish leader 800 years ago - his newly discovered prayer can inspire us today.

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.

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