The Haftarah of Jonah


This work is an artist’s edition of the Book of Jonah, one of the twelve later or minor Prophets in the Hebrew Bible. In the Jewish tradition, a Haftarah is a reading from the prophets, which takes place on the Sabbath, festivals, and holy days. With its emphasis on the theme of repentance, the Book of Jonah has become a traditional part of the synagogue service on the holiest day in the Hebrew calendar, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. This Haftarah was created with original etchings and a commentary by Mordechai Beck and Hebrew calligraphy by David Moss. The book is on handmade Abaca paper produced for this edition at the Tut-Neyar Paper Mill, Zichron Ya’akov, Israel. The text was printed on an 1886 Albion handpress at the Jerusalem Print Workshop.

Date Created

Subject Date

Publication Information

Bet Alpha Editions, Rochester, New York

Title in Original Language

מפטיר יונה

Additional Subjects

Type of Item

Physical Description

16 pages : illustrations ; 38 centimeters in wooden box 41 x 32 centimeters


  • The Library of Congress copy is numbered 68/70.
  • Limited edition of 90 signed copies.
  • Includes leaflet ([4] pages. : 32 centimeters.) in English: Between Nineveh and Tarshish: an artist's impression of the Book of Jonah, written to accompany the limited edition of Maftir Yonah, by Mordechai Beck.
  • Title in publisher's letter: The Haftorah of Yonah.

Last updated: May 16, 2016