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.


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.

Cleopatra and the Jews

7 little known facts about Cleopatra and the Jewish communities she ruled.

The Flag of Israel: 7 Facts

The story behind Israel’s flag and why it’s a potent symbol for Jews worldwide.

Working to Promote Holocaust-era Restitution Worldwide

An Aish.com interview with Cherrie Daniels, US State Dept. Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues.

Auschwitz Museum Director Offers to Trade Places with Imprisoned Child

Piotr Cywinski is offering to serve time in prison in Nigeria so a child imprisoned for blasphemy can go free.

Newark Minutemen: Fighting Nazis in New Jersey

When Jewish Boxers fought Nazis in the 1930s in America.

Ramban’s Newly Discovered Prayer

Nachmanides was a tireless Jewish leader 800 years ago - his newly discovered prayer can inspire us today.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Modeling Civility

The late justice displayed respect and warmth to all.

Rosh Hashanah Dictionary

Common Rosh Hashanah words and phrases to help get you through the holiday.

Why is a Terrorist Speaking at San Francisco State University?

The university should rescind their invitation to Leila Khaled and take a stand against terrorism.

How the Rabbi of the Warsaw Ghetto is Giving Me Comfort Today

Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira’s book has helped me cope during the pandemic.

7 Jewish Expressions to Start Using Today

These Hebrew phrases convey timeless Jewish principles.

Anti-Semitism in Two Hit TV Shows

The Umbrella Academy and Lovecraft Country trafficked in damaging anti-Jewish slurs.

Supporting Kids in Distance Learning: Practical Advice from Teachers and Experts

Aish.com spoke with educational experts. Here's what they had to say.

Rabbi on Ventilator for 4 Months is Leaving Hospital

An interview with Sarah Dukes, whose husband nearly died from Covid-19.

Six Facts About Challah

Surprising ways that challah connects us with Jewish history.

Jews and Belarus: 7 Facts

Jews have long played a pivotal role in Belarus.

12-Year-Old Jewish Hero of WWII

How teenage violin prodigy Motele Schlein single-handedly destroyed a Nazi SS unit.

United Arab Emirates, Jews and Israel: 7 Facts

UAE and Israel reach a historic accord to normalize ties between the two nations.

Learning from Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

A long-ago lecture by Rabbi Steinsaltz inspired me to tap into 4,000 years of Jewish wisdom.

Orthodox Jew Falsely Accused of Treason

For years Dr. David Tenenbaum has worked to clear his name.

Jews and Pickles: 7 Facts

Pickles have long been a Jewish food. Here are some fascinating facts and recipes.

The One-Handed Pianist

Leon Fleisher, who recently died at 92, built a piano career despite losing use of his right hand.

Take Holocaust Denial Off Facebook

In the #NoDenyingIt campaign, Holocaust survivors ask Facebook to remove Holocaust denial.

9 Common Jewish Symbols

And the history behind these common Jewish emblems.

The Burnt House in Jerusalem's Old City

The museum, near the Western Wall, shows a priestly house that was destroyed along with the Temple.

Thank You Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

An open letter to the NBA star who called on African Americans to condemn anti-Semitism.

The Jewish Owner of The New York Times

A century ago Jewish newsman Adolph Ochs made the New York Times America’s premier newspaper.

The Pope who Printed the Talmud

Pope Leo X allowed a remarkable group of men to produce the first printed set of Talmud.

My Son’s Pandemic Bar Mitzvah

As my son prepares for a smaller celebration, his siblings helped him cope with disappointment.

Black Orthodox Jewish Fashion Designer

Elisheva Rishon’s empowering designs reflect her experiences as a Black Orthodox Jew.

Defying 20,000 Nazis in New York City

In 1939 Isadore Greenbaum risked his life to disrupt a major Nazi rally at Madison Square Gardens.

When King Louis IX Burned the Talmud

A thousand years ago, King Louis IX ordered the Talmud burned in Paris.

Giving Life to Music from the Holocaust

Francesco Lotoro has dedicated his life to uncovering thousands of pieces composed in concentration camps.

The Unsung Black Female Soldiers of WWII

African American women of the 6888th Battalion delivered millions of pieces of mail during World War II.

Respecting Fathers

When did the word “dad” become synonymous with out of touch and irrelevant?

Jeopardy Winner Covers Her Hair on National TV

Meggie Kwait competed on the game show as a proud observant Jew.

The Nazi in Harvard’s Midst

Senior Nazi official Ernst Hansfstaengl attended his 25th Harvard reunion in 1934, despite his Nazi ties.

Facebook is Radicalizing Us

Jewish tradition shows us how to resist.

A Black Jew’s Advice on Combating Racism

Growing up as a black Orthodox Jew in Chicago, Lev Perlow witnessed racism first-hand.

Think about Taking a Gap Year In Israel

Now may be the ideal time to spend a year learning in Jerusalem.

Millions are Blaming Jews for Coronavirus

One out of five English people believe Jews are behind the coronavirus pandemic.

Violins of Hope: Telling Holocaust Stories Through Music

Niv Ashkenazi's new album featuring instruments and music by composers that were affected by the Holocaust.

Iranian Waiting for Political Asylum in Israel

Neda Amin, an Iranian journalist who made it to Israel and claimed political asylum to save her life, speaks to Aish readers.

Photographing the Secret World of Chassidic Jews

A glimpse of Agnieszka Traczewska's exquisite photographs.

Sky-High Anti-Semitism and Increased Jewish Pride

2019 saw the highest levels of anti-Semitism in the US on record. American Jews are responding with Jewish pride.

In Prague, Jewish Tombstones Used as Paving Stones

A pedestrian square in the heart of Europe is found to be paved with Jewish headstones.

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