Hebrew Art - The Judaica Art of Adam Rhine


Hebrew Illuminations Hardcover Book

Hebrew Illuminations Hardcover Art Book


by Adam Rhine and Louise Temple

"Rhine is an accomplished Judaic artist...a beautifully illustrated book of the Hebrew symbols and alphabet." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sept. 9, 2006

"A handsome picture book...Rhine's paintings echo Christian illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages." Chicago Tribune, Sept. 22, 2006

The Judaic art of Adam Rhine is popping up everywhere—from best-selling calendars and greeting cards to magazine covers and even on chocolate candy. Hebrew Illuminations brings together for the first time over 44 stunning images from this visionary artist in a beautiful collector’s edition.

The breathtaking "mandalas" in Hebrew Illuminations are accompanied by supplementary instruction, co-written by author/teacher Louise Temple, that invites the reader to contemplate the rich layers of meaning hidden in a wide range of Hebrew letters and symbols, including:

"Aleinu"— a declaration of faith that beckons the viewer to offer praise for all creation

"Chai" — a tribute to the divine for the miraculous gift of life

Dozens of moving images in honor of Jewish holidays, Torah passages, Sabbath practices, and more. Like the medieval illuminated manuscripts that inspire them, the ornate and celebratory creations of Adam Rhine will instill a sense of divine majesty in all who behold Hebrew Illuminations. The book is available at Barnes & Noble and Borders Books retail locations, and Amazon.com. Autographed and personalized copies are available by email request via the artist, Adam Rhine.


Celebrating the Jewish Year: The Spring and Summer Holidays


by Paul Steinberg, illustrated by Adam Rhine

As we move from season to season, Paul Steinberg shares with us a rich collection of readings from many of the Jewish greats--Maimonides, Rashi, Nehama Leibowitz, Irving Greenberg, Shlomo Carlebach, Marge Piercy, Elie Wiesel, Martin Buber, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Arthur Green, and others--and he guides us in discovering for ourselves the many treasures within each text.



Some of the readings teach us about the history of each holiday, as well as its theological, ethical, agricultural, and seasonal importance and interpretation; others give us inspiration and much food for thought. These stories, essays, poems, anecdotes, and rituals help us discover how deeply Jewish traditions are rooted in nature's yearly cycle, and how beautifully season and spirit are woven together throughout the Jewish year.







Celebrating the Jewish Year: The Fall Holidays


by Paul Steinberg, illustrated by Adam Rhine

From Publishers Weekly: Steinberg, a rabbi and educator, calls the Jewish holidays fundamental expressions of our spirituality. In Judaism's holistic approach, he says, spirituality encompasses the interaction of a person's intellectual, emotional and physical aspects, so the holidays tie us to history, the earth, the Jewish people and God.

This first of three volumes explores Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. Each section discusses a holiday's biblical origins, ideology and customs, followed by writings from Jewish thinkers throughout history, contemporary perspectives and alternative meditations.

What makes this volume stand out from other holiday guides is an additional section with sacred texts presented in and inspired by Talmudic format. Steinberg examines each text at three different levels—literal, interpretive and personal. He doesn't shy away from questioning practices that may seem outmoded, but challenges readers not to abandon them abruptly. His careful, thorough and reasoned explanations will deepen understanding of each holiday's history and tradition, allowing celebrations to become, in fact, more celebratory. (Sept.)



Celebrating the Jewish Year: The Winter Holidays


by Paul Steinberg, illustrated by Adam Rhine

JPS's new holiday books take us through the joys, spirit, and meaning of the seasons. Blending the old and the new, they ground us in the origins and traditions of each holiday and open up to us ways we can add our own expression to these special days. Although synagogue ritual is touched upon, the real focus here is on our personal connections to each holiday and our home observance.

As we move from season to season, Paul Steinberg shares with us a rich collection of readings from many of the Jewish greats -- Maimonides, Rashi, Nachmanides, Shlomo Carlebach, Marge Piercy, Elie Wiesel, Martin Buber, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Arthur Green, and others -- and he guides us in discovering for ourselves the many treasures within each text.

The readings teach us about the history of each holiday, as well as its theological, ethical, agricultural, and seasonal importance and interpretation; others give us inspiration and much food for thought. These stories, essays, poems, anecdotes, and rituals help us discover how deeply Jewish traditions are rooted in nature's yearly cycle, and how beautifully season and spirit are woven together throughout the Jewish year.