Introduction- Daniel Ofir

Daniel Ofir


Daniel Ofir (1941), married with three children. Born in Shabazi, on the border of Tel Aviv and Jaffa. His father immigrated to Israel from Istanbul, Turkey, and was a construction worker for the city of Tel Aviv.

Daniel attended the Tachkemoni
school, and there absorbed the foundations of the Bible, which influenced his work as an artist and painter. Daniel  studied graphics and painting at the Israeli Institutes of Technology and at the Avni Institute of Painting and Sculpture.


In 1962 he was one of the founders of Publications Department of the Ministry of Defense and for 10 years was responsible for many different publications, including the impressive albums of tangible photographs documenting the Six Day War. In 1977 he was appointed publishing director of the Open University, where he served for 10 years. During this period Daniel contributed personality as an artist and a painter to design the curriculum of the University. At the same time pursued Biblical painting for seven years and developed a special technique and concept appropriate to the story of events in the Bible.  


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Brigadier-General (Res) Avigdor Kahalani

The Rabbi David Lau

Cheif Rabbi of israel






Daniel Ofir in  the office of Avigdor Kahalani


Review of the movie "From Genesis to Independence"

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Review About the movie "An Artist's Life- Daniel Ophir"


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Daniel ofir in the office of David Lau


Review of the movie "From Genesis to Independence"

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Dr. Chelly Avraham-Eitan

Chairwoman of "Bet - Hasofer" Mod'iin

Exhibition in "Bet- Hasofer" Modiin

shabatarbut in Holon Theatre

Mr. Shimon Peres with Daniel Ofir



Image of a group of writers, poets and artists who presented their work this evening. 28.5.2013

 The picture given by Dr. Chelly Avraham-Eitan

Daniel Ofir presenting his disk " From Genesis to Independence" to  the journalist Mrs. Nehama Doek.


Book fair of Open University   in  Jerusalem


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