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.


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.

Blaming Jews for Murder: Modern Blood Libel

Jews have been blamed for violence in cases where they’ve been victims or tried to help.

Holocaust Rescue in the Philippines

Over poker games and whiskey, a group of idealistic men hatched a plan to rescue 1,200 Jews.

Cambodian Princess Has a Bat Mitzvah

Elior Koroghli, a member of the Cambodian Royal Family and an Orthodox Jew, recently celebrated her Bat Mitzvah, the first of its kind in Cambodia.

Operation Good Neighbor: Syrian Thanks Israel for Saving her Life

A viral story is drawing attention to Israel’s heroic efforts that saved thousands of Syrian refugees.

Jewish and Proud

Monday, January 6, is “Jewish and Proud” Day in the United States.

6 Common Foods Popularized by Jews

Common foods whose popularity was spread by Jews.

January 1: Five Jewish Facts

Five little-known facts about the January 1 “New Year” holiday, and its meaning for Jews.

Huge Cache of Nazi-Looted Art

The public can finally see paintings from one of the largest Nazi-era collections of stolen art.

Menorahs in Montana: Inspiring True Story

When the forces of light united to banish the darkness.

“You’re a Jew!”: Germany's Controversial Ad Campaign

A German ad campaign shines a light on a common slur.

The Hanukkah Expulsion of American Jews

During the Civil War, General Ulysses Grant expelled American Jews from their homes during Hanukkah.

History and Meaning of Dreidels: 8 Interesting Facts

Dreidels symbolize deep spiritual concepts and have a fascinating history.

New Jersey Kosher Market Shooting

A little-known cult is behind the targeted attack of the kosher supermarket in New Jersey.

My Secret Jewish History

After 500 years, Genie Milgrom has finally come home.

Arabs and Muslims Standing Against Anti-Semitism

Three recent cases of Arabs and Muslims taking a brave stand against anti-Jewish hatred.

Only in Israel: Saving a Life and a Man's Livelihood

When a medic was injured, Israelis flocked to help save his business.

7 Amazing Jewish Converts

Inspiring stories from those who joined the Jewish people.

British Public Figures Call Jeremy Corbyn an Anti-Semite

24 influential Brits have taken a stand not to support the anti-Semitic politician, despite the political costs.

89-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Under Police Protection

Liliana Segre received death threats for standing up to hate.

Shema Yisrael: 8 Facts

Fascinating facts about this central Jewish prayer.

Jewish Conductor on the Underground Railroad

August and Henrietta Bondi’s Jewish home was a stop for slaves fleeing North.

The October 31 Pogroms

On October 31st, 1905, thousands of Jews lost their lives in violence that swept across Russia.

Jews of Kurdistan: 10 Facts

Jews lived in thriving Kurdish communities for thousands of years.

After 77 Years, A Vital New Holocaust Diary is Published

Renia Spiegel's diary is a crucial new Holocaust memoir.

Yom Kippur Synagogue Attack

Living with danger and embracing a Jewish life.

Bring the Joy of Judaism into Your Home

Don't just celebrate the heavy Jewish holidays. Sukkot and Simchat Torah show us a joyous side of Judaism that you'll want your family to experience.

New Year’s Resolutions and Changing our Default

Change is possible when we make our goals feel like easy options.

Shocking Anti-Semitism in Public Schools

Anti-Jewish bullying in Australia draws attention to anti-Semitism in public schools around the globe.

Authors Snubbing Israel

Hundreds of authors are taking a stand in favor of boycotting Israel.

The Shofar of Auschwitz

In a Nazi labor camp, Jewish prisoners blew the shofar on Rosh Hashanah.

Anti-Semitism in Sign Language

The recent controversy over an online sign language dictionary shines a spotlight on anti-Semitic signs.

6 Rosh Hashanah Customs at Home

Ways to connect on Rosh Hashanah when you’re not in synagogue.

Driving Ambulance 360 Miles to Take Sick Husband to Visit his Wife Around the Corner

London Jews drove 360 miles to take an elderly man on a five-minute drive in their ambulance when no other help was available.

Jews Aiding the Bahamas

Jews around the world are working to help Hurricane survivors in the Bahamas.

Edda Servi Machlin and Remembering Jewish Italy

Cookbook writer Edda Servi Machlin, who recently died, recreated the world of her Italian Jewish childhood.

The Surging Violence Against Jews in NY

NY State Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein blasts the silence and urges everyone to condemn hate.

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