• 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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Open Letter to Madonna

Dear Madonna/Esther, I must have been nine when I saw your “Borderline” music video and became an instant fan. Whatever you oozed attracted millions like me. In my innocence, I saw qualities I came to admire as an adult: Assertiveness. Beauty. Passion. Confidence. Self-expression. Female strength. I followed your career re-inventions, liking some more, some […]

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Open Letter to Madonna

Dear Madonna/Esther, I must have been nine when I saw your “Borderline” music video and became an instant fan. Whatever you oozed attracted millions like me. In my innocence, I saw qualities I came to admire as an adult: Assertiveness. Beauty. Passion. Confidence. Self-expression. Female strength. I followed your career re-inventions, liking some more, some […]

The post Open Letter to Madonna appeared first on Ops & Blogs | The Times of Israel.

Vanessa Williams – You Hear the Rocket Blast

Vanessa Williams sings during #israelunderfire