The video below presents the essential questions regarding the Book of Jonah, which is in the Prophets section of the Bible. In it, Rabbi Fohrman argues that Jonah — and Yom Kippur itself, the day on which the Book of Jonah is read — is about something much deeper than just teshuvah (repentance). Watch the remaining videos in this series on AlephBeta.org.
Read the full text of the Book of Jonah in Hebrew and English on Sefaria.
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Pronounced: tuh-SHOO-vah, (oo as in boot) Origin: Hebrew, literally “return”, referring to the “return to God” teshuvah is often translated as “repentance.” It is one of the most significant themes and spiritual components of the High Holidays.