The real message of the story we read on Yom Kippur isn't about the power of repentance, but about taking responsibility for others.
Personalities of the Bible
A story about prophecy and repentance—but not in the way you think.
4 reasons we read this text on the Day of Atonement
The Book of Jonah on Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur Prayer Services. Yom Kippur in the Community.
God also repents in the Book of Jonah.
The story of Jonah teaches compassion by not following the prophet's example.