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.


Pomegranates: 8 Jewish Facts for Rosh Hashanah

These fruits have a long history in Jewish texts and are an important part of Rosh Hashanah.

Jerusalem Kugel

How to make the iconic Ashkenazi kugel from Jerusalem.

17 Victims Murdered in Medieval Pogrom in Norwich Identified as Jews

Through DNA analysis, the remains of a family murdered in 1190 has been identified as Ashkenazi Jews. Here’s the fascinating history you need to know.

King Charles III and the Jews

6 Facts about Britain’s new king.

Gefilte Fish Recipe

How to make your own gefilte fish from scratch.

Kosher Dills

Make your own pickles.

Mikhail Gorbachev in His Own Words

10 quotes by and about the Soviet leader.

CNN’s Dana Bash on Fighting Antisemitism

In an Aish.com exclusive interview, Dana Bash discusses what she learned researching her CNN special and key lessons she wants to impart.

King Sennacherib and the Siege of Lachish

The Lachish Relief graphically portrays Biblical scenes of a 3,000-year-old Jewish calamity.

Olivia Newton John’s Grandfather was a Nobel-Prize Winning Jewish Physicist

The singing sensation hailed from a distinguished Jewish family.

Cats: 8 Jewish Facts

Just in time for International Cat Day!

The Real Story behind the Spy who Infiltrated Argentina’s Jewish Community

Amazon Prime’s Yosi, the Regretful Spy unmasks the dangerous consequences of irrational antisemitism, and the non-Jewish spy who came to regret his role in the terrorist attacks on Jews.

In Aftermath of Chicago’s July 4th Shooting, Local Moms Provide Countless Points of Light

After the horrific shooting, a team of volunteers quickly mobilized into action.

History of the Swastika: 6 Facts

Swastikas have a long history and are widely employed around the world today.

Two Holocaust Heroes Who Risked Their Lives to Save Jews Have Died

Both Andree Guelen and Jozef Walaszczyk lived over 100 years and were named Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.

The Abortionist of Auschwitz

Dr. Gisella Perl was forced to care for tens of thousands of women in the Holocaust.

Holocaust Survivor Reunited with Daughter After 80 Years

Due to the war, Gerda Cole was forced to give up her daughter. The 98-year-old was reunited for the first time with her 80-year-old daughter.

Biscotcho/Kahk Cookies Recipe

Learn to make the well known sephardi cookie.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Jews

Six facts about the monarch’s tumultuous relationship with Jews, on the occasion of her Platinum Jubilee.

Bradley Cooper’s Fake “Jewish” Nose

A look at the surprising long history of the slur against “Jewish noses.”

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem: 6 Jewish Communities Who’ve Long Called Jerusalem Home

Israel’s capital has always been home to diverse Jewish communities.

The Jewish Trader called “One Tongue” by Native Americans

Julius Meyer spoke six Native American languages in 19th century Nebraska.

Regine: The Holocaust Survivor Who Invented the First Disco Club

The legendary “Queen of the Night”, who recently died, was haunted by her Holocaust experiences.

When the State of Israel Was Born: 6 Fascinating Eyewitness Accounts

On Israel’s first Independence Day, May 14, 1948, the country’s Jews were fighting for their lives.

Ridley Road: The Real Story of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Group in 1960s London

The history of this remarkable movement is even stranger and more incredible than depicted in the hit series Ridley Road.

The Boxer of Auschwitz: Fight or Be Killed

Harry Haft’s shocking true story, portrayed in HBO’s new Holocaust film, The Survivor.

We Need to Change How We View Disabled People

Michelle Friedman, a blind disability advocate, shares her story and strong opinions on what it means to be disabled.

11 Famous Ukrainian Jews

Pres. Zelensky joins a long list of amazing Ukrainian Jews who have made the world a better place.

Madeleine Albright’s Secret Jewish Past

The former Secretary of State, who has just died, discovered she was Jewish at age 59.

Jewish Foods from Ukraine

Some of the most beloved Jewish dishes have their roots in Ukraine.

Two Ukrainians Discover They’re Sisters while Fleeing to Israel

Valentina and Mariana Varshavky discover they have the same father on their way to Israel.

Harvard Freshmen’s Website is Helping Ukrainian Refugees Find Shelter

Hundreds of refugees have found shelter through the site built by Avi Schiffmann and Marco Burtsein.

Israeli Rescues Ukrainian Grandchildren of Woman who Saved her Family in the Holocaust

Sharon Bass felt it was her obligation to be there for them and close the debt her family owed them.

Helping Ukrainian Refugees in Poland

In Krakow, Rabbi Avi Baumol is aiding Ukrainian refugees.

Inspiring Quotes by Jewish Women

Marking International Women’s Day, here are some thought-provoking quotes by a wide range of Jewish women.

Rescuing 100 Jews in Ukraine on Shabbat

Rabbi Nisan Podolsky is rescuing Jews from Ukraine.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky: Six Facts

Ukraine’s youthful and unconventional Jewish president is inspiring his nation.

Dispatch from Ukraine

No one teaches you what to do in a war. Rebbetzin Miriam Moskovitz shares what it’s like in Ukraine right now.

Why These Foods are So Quintessentially Jewish

You’ll never look at these Jewish dishes the same way again.

The Most Famous Jewish Woman in Medieval England

Why Britain just dedicated a new statue to commemorate the trailblazing Licoricia of Winchester.

77 Years After the Holocaust, A Family Reunion

Suzanne Hecker spent 25 years searching for her grandfather’s family.

The Uyghurs: The Essential Facts Everyone Should Know

China has been accused of committing genocide against the Uyghurs. Here’s what you need to know, and what you can do about it.

Responding to Hate Crimes against Jews in Chicago

A Chicago rabbi shares his formula to combat anti-Jewish hatred and build Jewish pride.

Banning Maus, a Holocaust Graphic Novel, from Schools Is a Mistake

A Tennessee school board’s decision to remove the Pulitzer-prize winning book from its curriculum furthers the ever-increasing ignorance about the Holocaust.

Ukraine and the Jews

Key moments of Jewish history have occurred in Ukraine.

Shakespeare and the Jews: 7 Facts

How the Bard’s plays defined the way audiences look at Jews for generations.

The Texas Synagogue Attack

Four lessons in the aftermath of the synagogue hostage stand-off.

Sidney Poitier and the Jewish Waiter who Taught Him How to Read

The famous actor found success after a kindly Jewish waiter taught him to read.

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