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.


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.

Dona Gracia Nasi & the Spanish Inquisition’s Underground Railroad

Gracia Nasi defied the Spanish Inquisition to ferry thousands of Jews to safety.

Rona Ramon, Widow of Israel’s First Astronaut, Dies at Age 54

In a life touched by tragedy, Rona Ramon continuously chose life.

13 Questions Every Jewish Student Should Ask Prospective Colleges

A helpful guide for Jewish high school students checking out various universities.

Selma Engel, Witness to Sobibor

Woman who told the world about the secret death camp passes away at age 96.

The Holocaust Menorah

A moving photo and the menorah that bears testimony to the eternal Jewish nation.

The 30 Minute Screen-Free Hanukkah Challenge

Enhance your family’s Hanukkah and turn off all devices for 30 minutes while your menorah lights burn.

Menorahs in Montana

The Schnitzer family had no idea that their children’s Hanukkah pictures would spark an anti-Semitic attack and galvanize a whole community.

Abraham Lincoln and the Jews: 10 Fascinating Facts

Snapshots of Lincoln’s remarkable relationship with Jews.

Airbnb's Outrageous Decision Against Israel

The rental site is delisting vacation rentals that are outside of Israel's 1967 borders.

Back to Berlin

An eclectic group of Jewish motorcyclists, representing Israel and the Maccabiah Games, travel across Europe to Germany, facing past and present demons.

Stan Lee, Creator of Flawed Superheroes Has Died

Flawed and complex, Lee’s superheroes looked a lot like us.

The Women's March: Saying No to Anti-Semitism

Actress Alyssa Milano is showing us how to fix the Women's March and other movements infected with anti-Semitism.

The Jewish Nurse who Treated the Pittsburgh Murderer

Coming face to face with unspeakable evil, being Jewish gave Ari Mahler the courage to stand up for what he believed in.

Joachim Ronnenberg: Stopping Hitler’s Nuclear Ambitions

The daring raid on the Nazis’ secret nuclear facility in Norway.

#ShowUpForShabbat

This Shabbat, let’s stop the infighting and unite.

Complicit: Stoking an Environment of Hate

We have much work to do in this post-massacre world. Let’s get started.

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