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.


Exploiting a Tragedy to Accuse Israel

Social media posts are distorting a girl’s death to accuse Israel of heartless cruelty.

Herman Wouk and Jewish Tradition

The bestselling author was a staunch defender of Jewish life. He recently passed away at the age of 103.

Rejection Letters to Famous Authors

Even J.K. Rowling was told to give up writing. But she realized that the only path to success is through failure.

The Jewish “King” of Lampedusa

The longest-running Yiddish play featured the incredible true story of a British Jewish hero of WWII.

5 Ways Judaism Honors Mothers

Mothers are honored all year round in Jewish tradition.

Jewish Wishes for the Royal Baby

A Bishop welcomes the newest royal baby with a Jewish twist.

Inspirational Quotes about Jews and Israel

By non-Jewish writers, philosophers and politicians.

Instagram and the Holocaust

An Instagram campaign is bringing home the death of one girl -- and six million other Jews - one compelling post at a time.

Cinco de Mayo and Jewish Freedom

The holiday marks Mexico’s evolution into a haven for persecuted Jews.

Doing Jewish and Responding to Terror

Jews around the world are pledging to do more Jewish acts after the shooting in California.

Passover Shooting in California Synagogue

A gunman opened fire on Jews at prayer on the last day of Passover.

Audrey Hepburn, Teenage Spy

A new book sheds light on the Hollywood star’s heroic wartime activities.

Notre Dame’s Surprising Jewish Treasures

The destroyed cathedral still retains priceless art depicting Jewish heritage in France.

10 Ways Israel is Saving Planet Earth

This Earth Day, a look into how Israeli advances are helping battle climate change and pollution around the world.

Passover and the Spanish Inquisition

Generations of secret Jews defied the Spanish Inquisition to celebrate Passover and other holidays.

Bananas: 5 Surprising Jewish Facts

In celebration of World Banana Day, discover the Jewish connection to this delicious fruit.

Interview with Man who Saved a Life on a New York Bridge

Tuli Abraham’s quick actions saved a man about to jump to his death.

5 Jewish Bedtime Rituals to Try Today

Transform your kids’ bedtime routine into a powerful spiritual moment.

Lost World of Yiddish Theater

Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish recalls a world of thriving Yiddish theater in New York and beyond.

The Nazi Boycott, 86 Years Ago & Today

Echoes of the April 1, 1933 boycott continue to linger today.

Photographing 830 Holocaust Survivors

John and Amy Israel Pregulman have made it their mission to help elderly Holocaust survivors.

The Golan Heights: 5 Facts

A short guide to the history and strategic value of the Golan Heights.

Oxford’s Surprising Jewish History

The renowned university town was home to a vibrant Jewish community that is all but forgotten today.

UK Government Office Slanders the Bible

Far from being bloodthirsty, the Biblical passages cited by a British office show a humane world view.

Jews of Venice’s Ghetto

Confined to a tiny island, Venice’s Jews put on magnificent Purim shows for the whole city.

The College Admissions Scandal

Don’t let the cynicism at the heart of this corruption scandal extinguish kids’ hope.

Rabbi Yitzchak Abarbanel, Renaissance Man

An advisor to kings, Rabbi Don Yitzchak Abarbanel dedicated his life to helping Jews in Europe.

Belgium's Anti-Jewish Parade Float

The grotesquely anti-Semitic float in Belgium reflects growing anti-Jewish feeling.

The Meaning behind Shabbat Dinner Rituals

You might never look at your Shabbat table quite the same way again.

Bella Abramovna and the Jewish People's University

This Soviet mathematician founded an underground Jewish university and was likely assassinated by the KGB.

British MPs Confronting Jew-Hatred

After years of rising anti-Semitism, British MPs are leaving the Labour political party.

No One Wants the Jews: Remembering the St. Louis

The ship set sail with over 900 Jewish refugees and was rebuffed by the United States and Canada.

Horrific Murder in Jerusalem

Ori Ansbacher’s brutal murder by an Arab terrorist has been ignored by much of the world’s press.

The Amazing Yiddish Album Nominated for a Grammy

Suppressed for a lifetime, this music was discovered and recorded, and then nominated for a Grammy.

Erasing Henry Ford’s Anti-Semitism

The mayor of Dearborn is hiding Ford’s Jew-hatred; it’s important the world learns from it instead.

During the Polar Vortex, One Woman Got 60 Motel Rooms for the Homeless

For one Chicago woman, the Arctic cold wasn’t an inconvenience; it was a call to action.

6 Interesting Facts about Falafel

Six facts about Israel’s favorite food.

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

The Japanese cleaning whiz helped me stop feeling like a slave to my possessions.

Beneath a Scarlet Sky: Italian Heroism in the Holocaust

A bestselling novel is reminding readers of real-life cases of Italian heroism in the face of danger.

MAGA Teen & the Confrontation on the National Mall

Let’s try and get past fear and hatred and foster empathy for one another instead.

Martin Luther King: Quotes about Israel and Jews

Stirring calls to live up to our potential and to look at others with fairness and warmth.

Tehinot: Forgotten History of Jewish Women's Prayers

Personal and poetic, these Yiddish prayers, often written by Jewish women , are among the least-known but most beautiful of Jewish prayers.

Burying Six Unidentified Holocaust Victims

Officiated by Chief Rabbi Mirvis, the funeral is planned for Sunday, January 20, in London and will be open to the public.

Muslim Heroes of the Holocaust

Four remarkable stories that some Muslims don’t want to be publicized.

Amos Oz, Controversial Giant of Israeli Literature

In a life that spanned the state of Israel, Oz wrote novels of humanity and beauty.

Black Christmas: December 25 in Jewish History

For generations, Jews have faced danger on this day.

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