Friday Night With the Pope Written by Jacques J. M. Shore Illustrated by Amalia Hoffman. Gefen publishing house

A true story of the author's personal encounter with the late Pope John Paul II when he visited with him at the Vatican residence in 2003. The story is told through the eyes of a young boy who shares friday night Shabbat dinner with the Pope.

In illustrating this wonderful story, I looked through many pictures of the late holy father - from his childhood, youth and later years. But I also wanted to portray his holiness and the spiritual feel of the book itself. It was a challange but I loved every minute of working on it. Hope you will enjoy my illustrations.

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