• 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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Welcome to the creative world of Orit Arfa. On this website you can read her blogs, learn about her activities, and browse through a selection of her writings, artwork, videos, and music.

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Yehuda Glick, Humanitarian

I met Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick when a friend recommended I contact him to film a music video on the Temple Mount, a parody of Carly Simon’s hit, “Let the River Run,” in which she sings about Jerusalem. I contacted him on Facebook, and, with few questions asked, he immediately introduced me to a […]

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Women Warriors – Cover story on breast cancer in Jpost magazine

Jerusalem Post Magazine cover story: In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Orit featured the struggles of young professionals who get breast cancer, and how cancer affects younger populations.

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.