Every year on Yom Kippur, Jews the world over read an astounding Biblical narrative: The story of a prophet who receives an explicit directive from God, but then desperately seeks to evade it. What accounts for Jonah's inexplicable attempt to flee from God? Did he really believe he could succeed? And why was this puzzling story the one to be selected by the Sages to be included in the Yom Kippur prayer service.
In this series, Rabbi Fohrman takes you on a journey of discovery within the Book of Jonah. The listener, in the end, emeerges with a fresh view of the book's meaning and a surprising new perspective on Jonah's relevance tothe Yom Kippur holiday on which it is read.
Please note that a treatment of the Jonah story can also be found in another series of tapes by Rabbi Fohrman,
"Is it Kosher to Argue with God? Five Biblical Narratives." The current series revisits, and to some extent expands upon, material developed in those lectures.