Yom Kippur 5782 – Who is the Hero of the Jonah Story?

Posted by Aviva Lauer on September 12, 2021
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur 5782 – Who is the Hero of the Jonah Story?
In this podcast, Aviva Lauer explores the Book of Jonah, read on the afternoon of Yom Kippur, in an effort to understand what message we are meant to take from it on this special day. Naming Jonah (under the influence of his midrashic mentor, Elijah the Prophet) the antihero of the story, as opposed to its hero, Lauer searches for the real hero of the story – one that fits the themes of the Day of Repentance.

This podcast is sponsored by Linda A. and Steven Hurwitz in honor of all that PARDES gives our people as we enhance and enrich our passion and purpose.
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To learn more about teshuva of Our Time: A pre-Yom Kippur Day of Learning with Pardes North America happening on September 12, 2021 please visit www.pardes.org.il/YK.

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Aviva Lauer – Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast
Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator
Rabbi Adam Titcher – Director of Digital Media at Pardes and Executive Producer

About Aviva Lauer

Aviva is the Director of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators. She majored in Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, and earned a Masters degree in Midrash at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. Aviva is a Jewish educator with over twenty years of experience in curriculum development, classroom teaching, school administration and educational consulting. Upon making Aliyah in 1996, Aviva developed formal and informal educational materials for Melitz and at the Leo Baeck Education Center, where she also gained experience in teaching pluralistic Judaism. She then served as the head of the department of Jewish Studies at Immanuel College, London. Working at the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators since 2009, Aviva has been a teaching coach, director of recruitment, director of the Summer Curriculum Workshop, and Assistant Director of PCJE before taking on her current role in 2017. Click here to read more.

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