Tanakh: Book of Jonah Episode 8

Posted by Michael Hattin on August 23, 2020
Topics: Pardes Daily

Pardes Daily App – the Book of Jonah with Rabbi Michael Hattin

Episode 8 – Jonah the Hebrew

Sources: Jonah 1

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

About Michael Hattin

Michael teaches Bible and Halakha at Pardes. He holds a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto and rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He teaches Chumash and Prophets as well as Halakha at the Pardes Institute. You can find books written by Michael by clicking here For many years Michael authored the weekly online publications Introduction to Parasha and Lessons on Prophets for the Virtual Beit Midrash of Yeshivat Har Etzion, reaching a combined readership of several thousand. Click here to read more.

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