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.


Hassidic Woman on NY Hate Crime Panel

After her son was brutally murdered, Devorah Halberstam began a crusade against hate.

The Woman behind Duolingo’s New Yiddish Course

Meena Viswanath wants to help you learn Yiddish.

Iceland and the Jews: 9 Little Known Facts

Exploring the surprising Jewish connections to Iceland.

Prestigious Art Dealer Embraces His Jewish Heritage

Amid Paris' high-end art scene, Antoine Helwaser embarked on a spiritual journey in the shadow of the Holocaust.

After 500 Years, My Family's Return to Judaism

For centuries, Dr. Joe Maldonado’s family hid their Jewishness. Researching his family's ancestry revealed a startling discovery.

Celebrity Quotes about Shabbat

Inspiring quotes about the power and beauty of Shabbat.

Untold Story of Jewish Women Resisting Nazis

Judy Batalion’s new book documents Jewish women who fought Nazis during WWII.

The Ochberg Orphans: Saving 197 Jewish Orphans

Marking the 100th anniversary of Isaac Ochberg’s remarkable rescue mission.

The Phantom Tollbooth: 4 Jewish Lessons

Norton Juster, the author of one of my favorite books, has died at the age of 91.

Three Trailblazing Jewish Women

These women are working to make a difference in their communities – and the world.

Discovering What Happened to My Great-Grandfather in the Holocaust

A new memorial helped me learn about his deportation to the Lodz Ghetto 80 years ago.

6 Little-Known Jewish Languages

Jewish communities around the world created their own language.

Daring Exploits of the Man who Brought 120,000 Jews to Israel

Like Queen Esther, Shlomo Hillel risked his life to miraculously save Jews of Babylonia, a province of Ancient Persia.

SNL’s Unfunny Anti-Israel Joke

The show falsely accused Israel of only vaccinating Jews; the reality is far different.

Descendants of Jews Saved by Heroic Pole Find Each Other

Wladimir Riszko hid 16 Jews for two years during the Holocaust.

The Orthodox Jewish Government Official Falsely Accused of Dual Loyalty

Anne Neuberger is in charge of cybersecurity for the Biden Administration.

Jews of Myanmar: 10 Facts

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has a fascinating Jewish history.

Austrian Jew Leaves Fortune to French Town that Saved His Life

Eric Schwam was one of over 3,000 Jews saved by the residents in one small French town.

Garlic and Jews: 6 Little-Known Jewish Facts

Garlic has long been associated with Jewish life and cooking.

Internment Camps in Scotland

A little-known network of internment camps operated in Scotland during World War II.

New Senator Holds Great-Grandparents' Immigration Papers

Sen. Jon Ossoff brought his great grandparents’ Ellis Island documents to his inauguration.

Rabbi Yudi Dukes’ Incredible Legacy

Sarah Dukes inspired thousands by chronicling her husband’s 10-month battle with Covid-19.

8 Ways to Celebrate Your Jewish Birthday

Tips for making your Jewish birthdays a time of meaning and growth.

Remembering Jews who Fought for Black Civil Rights

In the 1960s, hundreds of Jews worked tirelessly to advance civil rights. Two of them were murdered.

Real-Life “Fauda” Spy Passes Away

Renowned Israeli spy Isaac Shoshan infiltrated Arab communities for years.

5 Maverick Jews who Saved Millions of Lives

Thinking out of the box, these 5 Jews – 4 doctors and 1 engineer – used science, medicine and chutzpah to save lives.

6 Life Hacks to Strengthen Your Kids’ Jewish Identity

Easy ways to create a more Jewish atmosphere in our home.

Orthodox Jew Poker Champ Donates His Winnings

Gershon Distenfeld is donating over $125,000 after playing in the World Series of Poker Main Event.

8 Memorable Jewish Quotes from 2020

Select quotes from a tumultuous year.

Planning a Wedding with 2-Hours' Notice

Hours before Tier 4 restrictions went into effect in London, Rabbi Alex Chapper and a cadre of people sprung into action.

Online Anti-Semitism is Soaring

Foreign trolls and other extremists are targeting Jews on social media.

This 7 Year Old Raised $22,000 for Charity

Lori Orlinsky speaks to Aish.com about her daughter Hayley and encouraging empathy in kids.

Roald Dahl’s Anti-Semitism

Roald Dahl’s family has apologized for the author’s anti-Semitism. Is it enough?

Hanukkah: 8 Nights of Games, No Gifts

Food blogger Danielle Renov celebrates Hanukah with eight nights of games. Here's how you can follow her lead.

Jews and Chess: 7 Facts

Jews have long helped shape the game of chess.

Oldest Greek Holocaust Survivor Passes Away

Esther Cohen, a survivor of Auschwitz, died at the age of 96. This is her story.

Resisting the Nazis: Unknown Stories

A London exhibit highlights little known stories of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust.

Feng Shan Ho: Hero Who Saved Thousands of Jews

China’s Consul General in Vienna was the foreign diplomat who helped Austria's Jews during WWII.

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.

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