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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
The review by Ellis Shuman in The Times of Israel, which argues that the topic of The Settler is of little interest to most Israelis, only proves how relevant the novel really is! Check it out.
Driving through Israel’s major highways, you can’t go one mile without seeing a billboard for Catching Fire, the film adaptation of the second installment of The Hunger Games trilogy. The craze rivals the kind we’ve seen over the Twilight vampire saga, and I believe the reasons for the craze in Israel goes beyond the teenage fixation with heartthrob-making, romantic sci-fi adventure films. […]
Walking through the crowded mecca of Jewish networking that is the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, I bumped into “the international mayor of Tel Aviv” (as the press likes to call him), Jay Shultz. He must be on a panel about engagement with “millennials” (Jews born after 1980), I thought. Turns out he wasn’t, […]