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Why do we read the entire Book of Jonah on Yom Kippur?

by Rabbi Naftali Silberberg

  

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Where else in the Bible do we find a story which demonstrates the power of Teshuvah (repentance) as well as the Book of Jonah? An entire corrupt city was spared because they genuinely regretted their evil deeds and committed to changing their ways!
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Torah » The Bible » The Prophets
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Teshuvah
Repentance. Or, more literally, "return" to G-d. Teshuvah involves regretting the past and making a firm resolution not to repeat the offense.
Jonah
1. A prophet who lived in the 8th century BCE. He is famous for being swallowed by a large fish after refusing to carry out a mission which G-d gave him. 2. One of the 24 books of the Bible, which recounts the abovementioned story.