• Queen Esther, 2003, Oil on Canvas, 43 x 63 in

    Queen Esther

    Using her feminine grace, Queen Esther convinced the decadent King Ahasuerus to avert a plot to murder all Jews in ancient Persia. Noticing many similarities between parties described in the Biblical story of Esther and nightclub raves, I painted Queen Esther as “Queen of Nightlife.”. The world of Ahasuerus and the world of nightlife both […]

  • Rebecca, 2000, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 40 in

    Rebecca

    Orit’s first Biblical painting portrays the Biblical heroine Rebecca as she draws water from the well to give to Abraham’s servant, who was sent to find a suitable wife for his son Isaac.

  • Pinchas, 2002, Oil on Canvas, 53 x 65 in

    Pinchas

    And when Pinchas, the son of Elazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation and took a spear in his hand, and he went after the man of Israel to the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel and the woman through her […]

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The Settler Blog

An Israeli, modern twist to Shmita

Check out my feature story in the Jewish Journal on creative ways Israelis are applying the Biblical law of shmita – the sabbatical year – to modern society.

The Gaza Girls and their new hit single

This strange Palestinian girls band has posted this strange video calling for Jewish genocide. Who is behind it?

The Starlet of Palestine

I was very impressed with this little, pretty Palestinian girl when she yelled at IDF soldiers at some sort of checkpoint, shouting things like “Get out of my land NOW” and “Netanyahu will be killed.” She was so articulate in her hate for someone who must be only 9-years-old. Not to mention impressive English. She […]