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.
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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.