Orit Esther Riter was born in Brooklyn, New York. She is a caterer by profession, holding a Culinary Arts degree from the Culinary Arts Institute in New Jersey.
However, after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2006, Orit’s life direction took a different course. She was forced to close her off-premise catering company which served the Tri-State area for over fifteen years. Despite her incurable illness, she found healing through spiritual empowerment.
In 2009, Orit made aliyah with her family from Monsey, New York. She began teaching emuna to others. Essentially she went from feeding the body at simchas to feeding the soul b’simcha. She nurtures herself and others by emphasizing the importance of establishing a close knit relationship with HaKadosh Baruch Hu. She focuses on learning and teaching the essential value of living a meaningful life with simcha.
Reflecting a common theme of the teshuva path, Orit’s path is infused with endless love to HaKadosh Baruch Hu. Growing up in Brooklyn, New York she attended Yeshiva of Kings Bay until 5th grade. Family reasons lead her to move to New Jersey and there she continued her schooling in a public school environment. This led her to stray from Yiddishkeit. She remained at this school for three years and then made aliyah with her mother and stepfather. After receiving her high school diploma, Orit served for 6 months in the Israeli Defense Forces, being discharged in order to get married.
Three years later she traveled back to the States, earning her dream college degree in the Culinary Arts. After working for a caterer in New York City, she boldly opened her own catering business, Kosher Designers. In order to expand marketability, she decided to run her catering business under glatt-kosher supervision. This required a full time mashgiach. In her daily interactions with Torah observant Jews, she realized the emet,beauty, meaning and purpose of a Torah life and her Jewish heritage. Her family gradually transformed from being secular and unaffiliated to that of ba’alei teshuva. Her Torah learning took precedence and focus over her success as a caterer. Orit’s path had detoured in order for her to seek out her true mission in life.
Orit currently authors daily, on-line articles and emails about emuna to a growing list of thousands of subscribers. These emails inspire others to get through challenging times by drawing from the wisdom of our Torah sages, in particular the derech of chassidut.
Orit offers one-on-one Torah Therapy a comprehensive therapy that addresses mind, body & soul as one unit. It includes but is not limited to Guided imagery exercises, energy medicine, analysis based on body ailments, color therapy and deep soul talk. In summary, it is a process that takes you into your soul driven by your desire to know the truth and remedy the issue at hand. Improves Shalom Bayit, releases emotional trauma, increases inner peace, expands spiritual growth and fulfillment, reduces anxiety and fears, rehabilitates emotional, physical and spiritual illness and strengthen self-love. Mrs. Riter is fluent both in English and Hebrew.
In addition, she teaches practical and effective coping skills in her lectures that are available for viewing on TorahAnytime.com, Dailydoseofemuna YouTube channel, Hidabrut Worldwide, Kol Halashon and via MP3 discs. She regularly teaches in Israel and travels often abroad to educate others to balance their emotions, achieve wholesomeness and see the ‘bigger’ picture.
Orit’s daily efforts are based on her firm belief that it is only natural to share one’s innate gifts bestowed by Hashem with others. She passionately believes that her ability to guide and empower others by strengthening their reliance on Hashem will fortify them with essential tools needed to live a purposeful life.
Currently, Orit Esther has five children and three grandchildren living in Israel. She lives with her husband and three younger children in Ramat Beit Shemesh.