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  • The ZOAngel’s Purim Message [VIDEO]

    By Orit Arfa

    March 7, 2012 | 1:35 pm

    Purim has always been one of my favorite holidays. The story of Purim is one of the most inspiring stories of the Hebrew Bible, not to mention the most exciting, filled with happening parties and a beauty contest. But most importantly, Megillat Esther, which I have studied in depth...

  • Israeli reality TV in L.A.: Six singers in search of acceptance

    By Orit Arfa

    March 29, 2011 | 5:28 pm

    The Latino students at Franklin High School, located north of downtown Los Angeles, sat stone-faced in the school’s auditorium, waiting to find out what justified missing the period before lunch. Against the backdrop of an American flag and an Israeli flag, Israeli Consul General...

  • Hollywood’s top 12 Jewish hotties?

    By The Web Guy

    October 12, 2008 | 11:41 pm

    Here’s a list from Scandalist:

    o Maggie Gyllenhaal
    o Scarlett Johannson
    o Kate Hudson
    o Amanda Bynes
    o Michelle Trachtenberg
    o Natalie Portman
    o Mila Kunis
    o Sarah Silverman
    o Winona Ryder
    o Brooke Burke
    o Selma Blair
    o Emmanuelle Chriqui

    Pretty good list, I think.

    It’s just missing one name— JewishJournal.com contributor Orit Arfa.

  • Orit: I went to Macao and it’s not Las Vegas!

    By The Web Guy

    October 3, 2008 | 7:09 pm

    Bloggish contributor Orit Arfa went on a press junket to Shelden Adelson’s (the Sands) new Venetian resort-casino in Macao, China and filed this report for the Jerusalem Post:

    As I wandered alone through The Venetian casino on my first night, my personal fantasies of Vegas-style fun,...

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  • The Land of Hollywood—Eretz Hollywood

    By  Orit Arfa

    August 14, 2008 | 4:36 pm

    Recently, I met with a headshot photographer in the Hollywood hills, off Laurel Canyon. I had already taken headshots with another photographer, but I wasn't thrilled with them. They weren't cheap either, so I was frustrated to chart the photography frontier yet again and shell out...
  • I remember Gush Katif

    By  Orit Arfa

    August 10, 2008 | 3:58 pm

    The third anniversary of the 'Disengagement' is upon us with the coming of Tisha B'Av, and I'm not sure how many Jewish newspapers are covering it.

    We've forgotten about the good people of Gush Katif, Gaza -- their spiritual and physical suffering after being left homeless by the...
  • Extra Extra: How to get a SAG voucher

    By  Orit Arfa

    August 5, 2008 | 5:16 pm

    So I was sitting in “holding” barely shaded by the hot sun in Long Beach where they were filming the TV show Dexter. I had woken up at 5 a.m. again, very tired, when some guy asks the AD (assistant director), “what’s the secret to getting SAG vouchers?” He’s been working...

  • The Industry, Israel and Idealism with Danny Sussman

    By  Orit Arfa

    July 11, 2008 | 4:27 am

    I managed to crash (with advance approval) an exclusive event for Birthright Israel alumni at a sushi restaurant in Westwood this week. For Jews who live on another planet, Birthright Israel is program that gives Jews ages 18-26 a free educational trip to Israel. It’s not my fault I...

  • Israeli and Palestinian shed their armor in ‘Desert Sunrise’

    By  Orit Arfa

    July 9, 2008 | 7:49 pm

    Even as a Hollywood vision of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict plays with much farce and caricature in Adam Sandler's "You Don't Mess With the Zohan," a more serious and tragic look at the situation will grace the smaller stage at the Lillian Theater in Hollywood, with the West Coast...
  • VIDEO: Extra Extra—Orit travels to Beirut

    By  Orit Arfa

    July 6, 2008 | 6:17 pm

    My Middle-Eastern looks helped get me an extra role as a Beirut café patron.

    When the TV show is aired, I doubt anyone will see me—I’m in the back sipping coffee, and the scene has no dialogue.

    The Second Lebanon War, I assume, is over in the story, and it’s a peaceful spring...

  • VIDEO: Orit’s Adventures in Hollywood: Extra, extra—view all about it

    By  Orit Arfa

    June 26, 2008 | 7:07 pm

    My initiation into Hollywood has begun—in downtown LA where I booked my first acting gig as an “extra” for a Fox TV pilot.

    It was a 12-hour shoot, consisting mostly of walking up and down an office set looking busy.

    I met a nice man named Kurt (aka EZ), an aspiring filmmaker, who I was privileged to commission as my personal cinematographer for the day.

     

  • You don’t mess with the Orit

    By  Orit Arfa

    June 24, 2008 | 5:52 pm

    So I really wasn't expecting to like the new Adam Sandler movie, You Don't Mess with the Zohan. Why would a heroic Israel counter-terrorist agent who's an expert at whipping evil Arab tuchus give up his heroism to become a hair stylist in New York, as the Zohan says, to make people's...
  • Birthright Israel, sex and the column

    June 12, 2008 | 2:32 pm

    Birthright Israel

    Your idea of creating multiple levels of free services and programs for various Jewish groups is brilliant ("Free at Last," June 6). In retrospect, and l'havdil, we should take a lesson from Hamas and Hezbollah. What gives these organizations their popular support...
  • Sex and the column

    By  Orit Arfa

    June 5, 2008 | 2:29 pm

    One of the first things I did when I arrived in my hometown of Los Angeles for the summer was to rush with my friend Lori to see "Sex and the City" on opening night.

    We weren't the only ones.

    The movie was sold out all over Los Angeles, but as committed fans, we made the trek to...

  • 10 dating tips for men

    By  Orit Arfa

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    I don't think I've enjoyed enough successful relationships to justify my doling out advice to men about how to sweep a woman off her lonely sofa and into a date with him.

    But maybe that's because I haven't enjoyed enough successful dates. Dating is not only an art, but a skill, and...

  • The Great Shave, the anti-Semitic professor in the U.S. Mail, Barack, Orit, Hillary and Suissa

    May 29, 2008 | 2:13 pm

    The Great Shave



    Loved your video on getting a haircut and shave on Lag b'Omer. I think it's great that you raise awareness about our customs and traditions.

    I think you made one faux pas, however. Religious Jews don't allow a razor to come in contact with their face when shaving,...
  • Orit’s Jerusalem beauty pageant adventure

    May 11, 2008 | 6:28 pm

    This video follows Orit’s participation in the “Prettiest of Women” beauty pageant held on Valentine’s Day (February, 14, 2008) at the Israel Mall, Talpiot in Jerusalem. There were 13 contestants total. Click to see which award Orit took home…(Note: Not all contestants appear.)

  • Leave Israel alone!

    By  Orit Arfa

    May 11, 2008 | 6:18 pm

    Inspired by Chris Crocker’s infamous and passionate YouTube appeal for people to leave Britney alone in the wake of her failed performance at the MTV 2007 Music Video Awards, Orit from Israel has created a passionate appeal to the world community to LEAVE ISRAEL ALONE!

    [WARNING STRONG LANGUAGE!]

    This is directed to anyone who dares bash Israel and demand she make concessions.

  • Debra Winger explores Jewish/Arab day schools

    By  Orit Arfa

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Students at the Hand in Hand Max Rayne Bilingual School in Jerusalem didn't know they were meeting a celebrity. They weren't born when the films "Officer and a Gentleman" and "Terms of Endearment" garnered Debra Winger her Oscar nominations.

    But Winger's tour last month to the Hand...

  • Orit in Israel: I was an instant Israeli paparazza

    By JewishJournal.com

    February 21, 2008 | 2:14 pm

    I became a member of the Israeli paparazzi for a night.


    I didn’t mean to, but I was at the Ben Gurion airport, waiting for my mother to be dropped off by relatives in Tel Aviv, so that I could see her off back to LA. I was getting over a cold, and right before I left my apartment...

  • Contest, contest at the mall, who’s the fairest of them all?

    By JewishJournal.com

    February 19, 2008 | 10:03 am

    This video follows Orit in Israel’s participation in the “Prettiest of Women” beauty pageant held on Valentine’s Day at the Israel Mall, Talpiot, in Jerusalem.

    There were 13 contestants total. Click to see how it all turned out . . .

  • Orit in Israel:  Just say ‘no’ to the Jewish state

    By JewishJournal.com

    February 8, 2008 | 10:33 am

    At the risk of losing some loyal fans and readers who have considered me their dear defender of the Jewish state, I’m coming out of the closet as a detractor of its current incarnation. No longer will I silently obey the exhortations of the Jewish community that I support the Zionist...

  • Powerful Jewish women are verboten at Ms. Magazine

    By The Web Guy

    January 11, 2008 | 1:38 pm


    Ms. Magazine—a feminist monthly founded by Jewish Gloria Steinem—won’t accept a display ad that celebrates the postion of women in the government of Israel.

    The ad (above), which features photos of the president of the Supreme Court of Israel, Israel’s Foreign Minster, and the...

  • Birthright Britney—come to Israel! (new video from Orit in Israel)

    By  Orit Arfa

    October 26, 2007 | 1:29 pm

    Some people ask me how I can possibly compare Britney to Israel, as I did in my parody of Chris Crocker’€™s famous Leave Britney Alone YouTube plea. Britney and Israel have a lot more in common than you think.

    History
    Britney grew-up Kentwood,  Louisiana with an inborn ambition...