Larger Than Life: Jonah and the Fish | Maftir Yonah by Mordechai Beck and David Moss

On View: 
Aug 27, 2015 to Dec 18, 2015

The Book of Jonah is the only prophetic book of the Hebrew Bible read in its entirety in the synagogue. Recited during the Afternoon Service on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, Jonah’s story addresses the relationship between man and God, destiny and free will, prayer and salvation.

Print Portfolio: [2007.7.1.10] Maftir Yonah Portfolio by  Mordechai Beck, Bet Alpha Editions, Jerusalem Print Workshop, 1992


Maftir Yonah (1992), an artist book by Mordechai Beck and David Moss, reinterprets this narrative with etchings, aquatints, a wooden box, a fish net, and a representation of the giant fish that is equally comforting and uncanny.

Exhibitions Information
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
United States
Exhibition Resources