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New Coloring Book from Amber Lotus Publishing — Hebrew Illuminations: A Coloring Journey Through the Jewish Holy Days by Adam Rhine

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Explore the ancient and enduring spirit of the Jewish tradition with this exquisite coloring book for adults. Jewish artist Adam Rhine has created intricate Judaic motifs such as Magen Davids, menorahs, and Hebrew calligraphy for you to bring to vivid life with the colors of your choice. Each illustration is paired with verses from the Torah, Psalms, and the Prophets that enlighten the reader and encourage further study into the meanings of the carefully selected themes.

  • Original artwork by Adam Rhine, author of the best-selling Hebrew Illuminations wall calendar.
  • Intricate Jewish motifs to embellish with color.
  • 38 unique full-page illustrations.
  • 38 wisdom quotes and words of prayer to contemplate while coloring.
  • A wonderful creative tool for Hebrew schools and scripture study groups.
  • One-sided printing on heavy paper designed specifically for coloring.
  • Perfect bound with a heavy durable coated cover.
  • Printed in the US on recycled paper that is processed chlorine free and sourced from sustainably managed forests.
  • 80 pages

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Artist Spotlight — Adam Rhine

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Images from the Hebrew Illuminations 2016 wall calendar. Click image to see more.

Adam Rhine has been creating ornate, highly detailed Judaic watercolor paintings since 1999. His style is heavily influenced by medieval illuminated manuscripts, and he combines that inspiration with modern palettes and aesthetics.

Born in Chicago in 1970, Rhine was an incessant doodler and cartoonist. At age eleven, he decided to pursue art. He graduated with a BFA in commercial illustration from Northern Illinois University at age 22, and a jury awarded him the opportunity for a one-man show of abstract paintings during his senior year. He married Karen, a classmate and fellow illustrator, soon after graduation.

In his professional life, he has animated educational videos, coordinated the 2-D/3-D animation department for a video game company, and executed web design and e-learning development for major corporations.

Rhine has been interviewed by the Hallmark Channel and the Chicago Tribune to discuss his artwork and inspirations. His designs have also been featured on the covers of the Texas Jewish Post, Kashrus Magazine, Chadashot Magazine, and Jewish Exponent.

More than 30 of Rhine’s beautifully illustrated ketubot (Jewish wedding contracts) are featured at www.ketubah.com, the largest manufacturer of personalized artistic ketubot in North America.

Rhine’s hardcover art book, Hebrew Illuminations, is a collection of all 22 Hebrew illuminated letters as well as 22 of his most well-known Magen David paintings. It also includes art from his sketchbook and text descriptions of the meaning behind each design. His artwork illustrates the covers and chapters in the three-book educational series Celebrating the Jewish Year by Paul Steinberg. Continue reading

Hanukkah: A Festival of Lights

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Hebrew Illuminations 2015 wall calendar by Adam Rhine

The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, like the stringing of Christmas lights on trees and houses and the lighting of the Advent candles, celebrates light during the darkest time of the year. The Jewish holiday calendar is a lunar calendar, which means that the theme of light and dark can play out in the timing of the moon as well as the sun. Hanukkah always begins on the 26th of Kislev, three days before the new moon closest to the full moon that is closest to the Winter Solstice—so, at the darkest time of the moon and at the darkest time of the sun. Continue reading