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.