About the Author


Batsheva Hirschman Frankel

Batsheva Frankel is a Jewish educator and speaker, and is working on her book entitled, “The Other Side of the Tapestry: Life’s Really Weird, That’s Why I Know There’s a God.”

The Love-Your-Fellow-Jew Challenge

Do your part to repair the damage. Reach out to a Jew different than you.

Meeting Mr. Perfect

What do you say to the man of your dreams?

Light in the Strangest of Places

At a Grateful Dead concert one Chanukah, I felt like the only Jew in the world. Then an amazing thing happened.

My Strange Request

In Elul anything is possible, even finding your soul mate.

Sukkot's Healing Hug

In these unstable and scary times, the sukkah gives us a reassuring message.

Shavuot and the Grateful Dead

How I first received the Torah, bedecked in torn jeans and a tattoo.

The Necklace

The true meaning of loving your fellow Jew.

Seeing God in Your Rearview Mirror

Like many singles, I poured my heart out to God, tried to have faith, and waited… and waited. Surely, God would reward me for all my dedication and hard work, right?

Light in the Strangest of Places

At a Grateful Dead concert one Chanukah, I felt like the only Jew in the world. Then an amazing thing happened.

Names 'R' Us

My journey from "plain" Susan to "exotic" Batsheva.

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