Book of Jonah

Here, you will find the entire audio to the Book of Jonah. It is customary to read this book on Yom Kippur.

There are four short chapters that won’t take long to read or listen to. This book is in the narrative form as it reads like a story. The main theme of the story is Jonah and his internal conflict with his obedience toward G-d. G-d calls him to be his messenger, but Jonah evades his duties.  A big fish (a whale, the children are told; dag gadol the scripture reads) swallows him whole and after three days inside it, Jonah repents and does what G-d commanded him to do in the first place.

But it will be much better if you read or listen the story for yourself….



Chapter 1G-d gives Jonah a mission, Jonah doesn’t comply (Read)


Chapter 2Jonah prays and repents (Read)


Chapter 3 –  Jonah goes to Nineveh (Read)


Chapter 4G-d performs a miracle, but Jonah gets angry (Read)