• 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

Adoring God and Miley Cyrus

In the music video “Adore You,” Miley Cyrus gave her best effort at provocation, writhing between white sheets, on the verge of masturbation, as she films herself for the future husband she “adores.” Despite the overtly suggestive content, “Adore You” didn’t reach the YouTube success of “Wrecking Ball” or “We Can’t Stop,” with “only” 69 […]

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The Neo-Settler

I’d like to introduce a new Jewish “prototype.” Of course, referring to human beings as “prototypes” is denigrating, but with the press and pundits trafficking in labels, particularly when it comes to the Jews living in Judea and Samaria, it seems only fitting to simply embrace the phenomenon and challenge it with a new label. […]

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Orit’s new eBook on Spinoza & Ayn Rand out now!

The famous Dutch philosopher and Jewish iconoclast, Spinoza, outlined a view of God that called forth a philosophy of reason and egoism, revolutionizing organized religion and paving way for the Enlightenment. About 400 years later, in the twentieth Century, philosopher/novelist Ayn Rand, a devout atheist of Jewish descent, also called forth a philosophy of reason […]