Batsheva Sobelman joined The Times' Jerusalem bureau as a news assistant in 1995. She studied English literature at Jerusalem's Hebrew University and Hebrew-language editing at Beit Berl College. Born in the United States and raised in Israel, Sobelman has since worked with numerous Jerusalem correspondents, providing local perspective while gaining a broader view. She frequently writes about local issues and events for Babylon & Beyond. She is married and a mother of two.