The Book of Jonah reveals a flawed prophet with all sorts of personality problems. The prophet has a complicated relationship with God which leads to some revealing confrontations between them. This is the only Biblical book that ends with an unanswered question. We pose some deep questions and sort out the answers in this close reading of a classic biblical text.

Rabbi Dov Gartenberg was trained as a Conservative rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has served as a congregational rabbi for nearly 40 years. He did advanced Jewish studies and comparative religions at UC Berkeley, Harvard, USC, and the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He is a teaching rabbi, exploring the richness, insight, and subtlety of Judaism and its relevance to modern life.