Jeremiah served as a prophet for more than forty years, from 627 BCE to about 586 BCE, furing a period of political and social turmoil.
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  • Jeremiah

    Persistant Voice of Teshuvah


    Rap Sheet:
    Jeremiah was jailed twice because of his religious and political views.

    Biggest Embarrassment:
    “…I am a constant laughingstock. Everyone mocks me” (Jeremiah 20:7).

    Language Legacy:
    The English word jeremiad means “prolonged lament or complaint.”

    Favorite Quotation:
    “You will call Me and come and pray to Me; I will give heed to you. You will seek Me and find Me, if only you search for Me with all your heart. And I will allow Myself to be found by you, says Adonai….” (Jeremiah 29:12 – 14).

    Major Contribution:
    Taught that the Torah, not the Temple, is the foundation of Judaism. This created the basis for the Israelite religion and Jewish survival not only in Israel but also outside of Israel, in the Diaspora.


    • Born about 640 bce in Anatot, a town just north of Jerusalem.
    • Hebrew Name: Yirmeyahu, meaning “God will uplift.”

    Groups I Belong To

    Mattot (H) [Ashkenazic reading], Shemot (H) [Sephardic reading], Mase’ei; Mattot-Mase’ei (H), B’hukkotai; B’har-B’hukkotai (H)