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Jonah: (a) (7th century BCE) A contemporary of Obadiah. He was swallowed by a large fish while trying to avoid prophesying concerning the destruction of Nineveh as he had been commanded to by G-d. (b) A common Jewish first name.
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The Book of Jonah explained by Jewish commentaries
One of the major themes of Rosh Hashanah is “remembrance.” On this day the existence of every being is examined and scrutinized by G-d.
Studying the Biblical Narrative of Jonah
The narrative of Jonah is a popular biblical story, and is the haftarah read on Yom Kippur at Minchah. Join us for an in-depth study of the text with its layers of meanings.
The Jewish names of Yonah and Toibah
The name Jonah, or in Hebrew, Yonah, means “dove.” It is the name of a biblical prophet.
The Captain comes banging on the door: "Now is not the time to sleep! You have no right to remain indifferent when a storm is raging about..."
The story of Jonah teaches us how no one is beyond the reach of G‑d's hand...
You are Jonah. The real you, for “Jonah”—in Kabbalistic parlance—is another name for the soul. Hence, the story of Jonah is the story of a soul’s journey here on earth.
The Inside Story
Jonah wasn’t some average Joe who decided to go his own way and not to listen to G-d. Why then did he disobey?
The wife of Jonah the prophet
We’ve all heard of Jonah and the whale, but have you ever heard of Jonah’s wife?
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