How did Jonah think that he could run away from God? What was God attempting to teach Jonah with the strange allegory of the kikayon plant? More essentially, what is the meaning of the Book of Jonah, and why do we read it on Yom Kippur?
In this course, we delve into the most essential messages of the Book of Jonah by examining the interactions between Jonah and God throughout the story. Through this analysis of the Book of Jonah, we uncover meaningful messages about the critical balance between justice and compassion in the world.