About the Author


Valerie Greenfeld

Valerie Greenfeld is the author of Backyard Caliphate: Radicalization in our Neighborhood. She teaches Kavana Yoga, movement with meaning and hopes to create better understanding of Judaism for those growing up in a secular world.


God is with the Mothers

My incredible experience on the top of Masada.

A Letter to My Son, a Lone Israeli Soldier

One mother’s heartfelt letter to her son who is serving in the Israeli army.

Auschwitz Violins and the Jewish State

Those violins that found their way from Auschwitz to Israel give voice to the Jewish people’s hope for returning home.

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