Yirmiyahu (Jeremiah): The Man and the Book
Hosted By: Torah in Motion
The prophet Yirmiyahu is given the hopeless task of prophesying an event he cannot
prevent and then lives to witness the terrible destruction of the city and the people he
loves. In our exploration of the book Sefer Yirmiyahu we will explore the themes and the
language of this remarkable text. Among the questions we will address are:
What were the causes of the destruction of the Judean kingdom and how do they remain
relevant to our identity as Jews today?
Why did the people of Jeremiah’s time refuse to hear his warnings?
Why does God tell Jeremiah not to pray for His people?
What does the imagery in the book tell us about Jeremiah’s internal life?
What can we learn from this faithful prophet about surviving destruction and finding
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