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Yitro – “Jethro”

This week’s parasha is entitled Yitro (Jethro) and covers Exodus Chapter 18, verse 1 through Chapter 20, verse 23. Jethro is Moses’ father-in-law.  After Moses escapes Egypt after killing an Egyptian, he flees to the land of Midian and ends up settling with Jethro and his family.  Moses marries Zipporah, one of Jethro’s daughters, and stays there for 40 years before the incident at the burning

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Yitro – “Jethro”

Yitro, the Hebrew name for Jethro, is our parasha for this Shabbat. Parashat Yitro covers Exodus 18:1-20:23. Besides practical management advice, this parasha contains the Ten Commandments, and a lesson for those who would approach Adonai on their terms. Chapter 18 begins with Jethro, Moses' Father-In-Law, going out to meet Moses at the base of Mount Sinai along with Moses' wife and

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Yitro – “Jethro”

This week’s parasha is entitled Yitro (meaning Jethro), the name of Moses’ father-in-law.  This portion covers Exodus 18-20 and contains the remarkable encounter between God and the people of Israel at Mount Sinai, including the giving of the Ten Commandments.  At this point in time, the Jewish people are on roughly their third month of travel after crossing the Red

By | 2017-01-30T21:41:41+00:00 January 30th, 2016|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Yitro – “Jethro”

Yitro – ” Jethro”

Have you ever received unsolicited advice from your in-laws? Moses received some good advice from his father-in-law, whose name, Yitro (Jethro), is also the title of this week’s Parasha, which covers Exodus 18:1-20:26. Jethro, a priest of Midian, who was Moses’ father-in-law and who is also called Reuel or “friend of God” in Exodus 2, heard about Adonai’s mighty deeds

By | 2017-01-30T21:42:23+00:00 February 7th, 2015|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Yitro – ” Jethro”

Yitro – “Jethro”

This week's Torah portion is titled Yitro or in English, Jethro. It covers Exodus 18-20:23.We learned in the preceding Torah portions that after some 400 years of slavery, the Lord had freed the Jewish people from the bondage of Egypt. Three weeks after departing from Egypt, the nation of Israel find themselves in the wilderness at the base of Mount

By | 2017-01-30T21:43:31+00:00 January 15th, 2014|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Yitro – “Jethro”

Yitro – “Jethro”

This week our parasha is parasha Yitro, "Jethro" and covers Exodus 18:1–20:23. The gods of the Egyptians have been defeated, Pharaoh has been humiliated, his firstborn son, "killed" and his army destroyed. The Red Sea has parted, Israel has been released from slavery, Adonai has been glorified and all the nations know of the God Israel. The news of the chosen

By | 2017-01-30T21:44:21+00:00 February 2nd, 2013|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Yitro – “Jethro”