Yitro

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –   “And now, if you will surely hearken to my voice and observe My Covenant, then you shall be for Me a chosen treasure (segulah) from amongst all the nations, because all of the earth is Mine And you shall be …

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Rabbi Yitzchak Blau

Parashat Yitro: The Juxtaposition of Amalek and Yitro There are bad things in the world, but there also are things that are very good. Some Jews see the entire non-Jewish world as Amalek, or as something despicable, but those who don’t recognize the righteousness of certain gentiles and the benevolence of world culture are gravely mistaken. …

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Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And Jethro the Priest of Midian, the father-in-law of Moses, heard all that God had done for Moses and his people; that He had taken Israel out of Egypt.” (Exodus 18:1) This Torah portion records how Jethro, Moses’ Midianite father-in-law, heard of …

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Parshat Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And the entire nation responded together and said, “Everything the Lord has spoken we shall do” (Ex. 19:8). Religious coercion has long threatened Israeli society, bringing to the surface all the tensions inherent in our unprecedented experiment of maintaining a state that is both “Jewish …

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Parshat Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23)  Rabbi David Stav  As we read Parshat Yitro this Shabbat, we find the central theme of the entire Torah: the connection between God and mankind, through which the Almighty guides us, telling us which behaviors are appropriate, and which ones we should avoid. This is not something we should take for granted. …

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  שומרים על קשר משה רוצה שכל אחד מעם ישראל יחווה את הקשר הכי ישיר שניתן מול הקב”ה, כמו שהוא זכה לעשות. וכך הוא מוצא עצמו הדיין היחיד לעם ישראל ועומד בפניה דילמה אל מול הצורך למערכת משפט יעילה ומסודרת. סאלי מאיר מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, כ שבט תשע”ז, 16/02/2017 פרשת יתרו פותחת …

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