Episode 16 – Jonah’s Plea to Die
Sources: Jonah 4
Course Description: The book of Jonah, a short work that is obvious yet obscure, is traditionally read as the Haftarah on the afternoon of Yom Kippur. Seemingly composed of equal parts historical narrative, profound allegory and pure fantasy, the book has inspired multiple interpretations over the millennia. We will consider the text, construct an outline of the main events and allow the story to speak for itself as we probe the largest mystery of all: why does Jonah refuse his mission of restoring the people of Nineveh to God?
Host: Rabbi Michael Hattin
Producer: Rabba Shani Gross
Podcast Editor: Evan Feist