Traditionally, the Book of Jonah is read in the synagogue on the afternoon of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. Why? The rabbis give a variety of reasons: Because the book reminds us of G-d’s infinite mercy, because the people of Ninveh are a paradigm of repentance, because the book serves as a reminder that the entire world, and all of its natural forces, are in G-d’s hands, and because as we read of Jonah being answered from the belly of the fish, we are reminded that we too can be saved.
This year IJV’s Online Chavurah is pleased to offer not one but two Book of Jonah sessions in order to accommodate more time zones and different schedules.
Joins us for this year’s IJV Online Chavurah’s Book of Jonah sessions, which will take place on Tuesday the 19th of September at 1pm and at 7:30pm Eastern Time (To find out the time in your time zone, please click here).
Everyone is welcome!
You must register in advance to join this session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
About IJV’s Online Chavurah
IJV’s Online Chavurah is a non-Zionist space where we can build connections with like-minded people. All viewpoints are valuable, and we encourage participants to share their own unique thoughts and experiences. This is not a group meant to debate differences in opinion but to share and support each other’s learning.IJV’s Online Chavurah does not presuppose any theology nor any particular knowledge about anything other than one’s own life. It uses a group format to explore Jewish text, liturgy and theology, providing time for participants to discover new meaning in old writings.