|"Jonah Cast Forth By the Whale" by Gustave Dore (d. 1883) |
Jonah the Prophet is generally read on Yom Kippur. I think in a way, we all can identify with this prophet. According to tradition Jonah was the boy brought back to life by Elijah the prophet. Something I never noticed before this year, is that when Jonah was praying, he repeats the 13 attributes of G-d failing to say the last one which is "Truthful", and changed it to "...who is willing to forgive the bad". You will find reference to the 13 attributes in my post on Rosh Hashanah.
You can read the book of Jonah in the New Living Translation here. Chapter 1, 2, 3 and 4.