Chai III Ketubah
by Adam Rhine
Chai, the Hebrew word for “life”, is a combination of the letters chet and yud. The numerical value of these letters is eighteen, multiples of which are often given as charity to remind us of the gift of life and the benevolence we are required to emulate. Charity, tzedakah, is one of the pillars of the Jewish religion and an eternal practice of its people. This painting was composed to capture the kenetic energies of life. Within the Ketubah, celebrate the life of the bride, the life of the groom, and the life they will have together.
Ketubah Artist Bio
Adam Rhine has been creating ornate, highly detailed Judaica watercolor paintings since 1999. His style is heavily influenced by medieval illuminated manuscripts which he combines with modern palettes and aesthetics. Adam graduated with a BFA in Commercial Illustration from Northern Illinois University. He has animated educational videos, coordinated the 2D/3D animation department for a video game company, and executed website designs for major corporations. He is a member of the American Guild of Judaica Art. His designs have been featured on the covers of many Jewish magazines.