Friday, 10 Oct 2008

Written by Rabbi Dr Michael Shire

Why do we read the book of Jonah on Yom Kippur? It is the only book of the Tanach that we read in its entirety during a service. It has been said that it is not so much a book but rather a sermon to be delivered. It’s quite an achievement to have your sermon immortalised for thousands of years to be read every Yom Kippur in every synagogue!

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