The Jewish Press » » How Not To Have Too Much Integrity On Yom Kippur: "To put this into perspective, most biblical prophets prayed to God to have more mercy or to complain that He was too strict. With Jonah, however, it was just the opposite – he complained that God was not strict enough. As a result, he got bent out of shape by God’s decision to accept the repentance of the city of Nineveh and to commute its destruction. Indeed, it caused him so much distress that he told God he’d rather die than have to see such things.
Moreover, instead of apologizing for refusing God’s mission until forced to comply, he held his ground and explained it was his knowledge that God would relent from destroying Nineveh that led him to turn down the mission to begin with."
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