Join Rabbi David Sedley as he explores the life and writings of Rabbi Jonah ben Abraham Gerondi, simply known as Rabbeinu Yonah. Earlier in his life he attacked the Rambam’s views and sanctioned the burning of his books, acts for which he later publicly repented. He was a cousin of the Ramban and his major works included The Gates of Repentance שערי תשובה, writings on the Talmud, a commentary on Pirkei Avot and other major ethical works.
Rabbi David Sedley lives in Jerusalem with his wife and six children. He was born and raised in New Zealand before making Aliya in 1992. He left Israel temporarily (for eight years) to serve as a communal Rabbi in Scotland and England and returned to Israel in 2004. He has translated Rabbeinu Yonah's commentary on Pirkei Avos and is the co-author of Sefiros: Spiritual Refinement Through Counting the Omer (both Judaica Press). Over the years Rabbi Sedley has worked as a journalist, a translator, a video director and in online reputation management. He also writes a weekly Torah blog on the Times of Israel.