Join Ellen Frankel June 15th for an AMA!
She is the author of ten books, among them The Classic Tales; The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols with Betsy Teutsch; The Five Books of Miriam, also available in Hebrew as Midrash Miryam; The Jewish Spirit: A Celebration in Stories and Art, and The Illustrated Hebrew Bible, winner of the National Jewish Book Award. She has published several children’s books, including The JPS Illustrated Children’s Bible, illustrated by Avi Katz. She contributed to the ten-volume commentary series, My People’s Prayerbookas well as to Three Testaments: Torah, Gospel, and Quran, edited by Brian Arthur Brown, winner of the Independent Publishers Book Award. She is currently at work on a thriller series.
Frankel has also written lyrics for a number of musical works. Several of her portraits of biblical women were set to music by composer Andrea Clearfield in Women of Valor. She wrote the libretto for Clearfield’s cantata, The Golem Psalms. She has also written librettos for several chamber pieces on biblical and interfaith themes, including “Hagar,” with Clearfield, and “Mothers of Moses,” with composer Rene Orth. Frankel’s first opera, Slaying the Dragon, with composer Michael Ching, premiered in Philadelphia in 2012. Her second opera, The Triangle Fire, with composer Leonard Lehrman, was performed in New York in 2017. She is currently at work on a multimedia cantata about robots with Andrea Clearfield.
And most recently she has published a new book, The Deadly Scrolls, Book 1 of The Jerusalem Mysteries
Set in modern Jerusalem and among the desert ruins of Qumran, this desperate hunt for an ancient treasure scroll pits a female Israeli intelligence agent against a religious fanatic hell-bent on bringing about the End of Days.