On Yom Kippur afternoon Jews around the world read the story of Jonah, the reluctant Prophet who eventually leads the residents of Nineveh to repent. Dr. David Frankel, Senior Lecturer in Bible at The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, invites us to consider how the call Jonah receives encourages us to take action in modern times.
Can you wake up? Can you hear the call? Watch the video below:
David Frankel is Associate Professor of Bible at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. He has been on the faculty since 1992. He earned his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem under the direction of Prof. Moshe Weinfeld. His publications include “The Murmuring Stories of the Priestly School,” and “The Land of Canaan and the Destiny of Israel.” From 1991 to 1996, Frankel was rabbi of Congregation Shevet Achim in Gilo, Jerusalem.