Yitro

Parshat Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23) Rabbi David Stav  The “Ten Commandments” is the “piece de resistance” of the Torah, where we read of the connection between Hashem and man, and where man receives direct instructions from Hashem on what he must do, and that from which he must abstain. The first time we came across anything …

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Parshat Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23) Rabbi David Stav  The “Ten Commandments” is the “piece de resistance” of the Torah, where we read of the connection between Hashem and man, and where man receives direct instructions from Hashem on what he must do, and that from which he must abstain. The first time we came across anything …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin   Efrat, Israel — “You shall not climb up My altar with steps, so that your nakedness will not be revealed on it.” [Ex. 20:22] In the time when the Torah was given, all religions were intimately connected with sexuality, temple prostitutes, and orgiastic rites. One of …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin   Efrat, Israel — “You shall not climb up My altar with steps, so that your nakedness will not be revealed on it.” [Ex. 20:22] In the time when the Torah was given, all religions were intimately connected with sexuality, temple prostitutes, and orgiastic rites. One of …

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הדרך בה חיפש יתרו את הקשר ליהדות הרב יעקב פישר אנשים זקוקים לקשר ולמגע אנושי, משוועים לאכפתיות מן הזולת ומן החברה, רוצים שיקשיבו להם. כך בכל העולם, כך הטבע והפסיכולוגיה של המין האנושי, אלא שבישראל עוד יותר מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, י”ז שבט תשע”ו, 27/01/2016 לפני זמן מה העניקו לי ילדי מתנה – …

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Parshat Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23)  Rabbi David Stav  (Translated from the Hebrew original) A select few Torah portions are named after an individual, and it is even rarer for a parsha to be named after a non-Jew. Three individuals merited this privilege: Noach, Yitro (Moshe’s father-in-law), and Balak, the king of Moav. Noach is the focal point …

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Parshat Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23)  Rabbi David Stav  (Translated from the Hebrew original) A select few Torah portions are named after an individual, and it is even rarer for a parsha to be named after a non-Jew. Three individuals merited this privilege: Noach, Yitro (Moshe’s father-in-law), and Balak, the king of Moav. Noach is the focal point …

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Parshat Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days shall you work and do all acts of physical creativity; but the seventh day is a Sabbath unto the Lord your God, on which you shall not do any act of physical creativity’ (Ex. 20:8-10) Undoubtedly the …

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Parshat Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days shall you work and do all acts of physical creativity; but the seventh day is a Sabbath unto the Lord your God, on which you shall not do any act of physical creativity’ (Ex. 20:8-10) Undoubtedly the …

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הסמיכות בין עמלק ויתרו הרב יצחק בלאו  יש דברים שליליים בעולם, אבל יש גם דברים מאד חיוביים. יש יהודים הרואים את כל עולם הנכרי כעמלק וכדבר מכוער, מדובר בטעות חמורה שאינם מכירים באנשים טובים באומות ובטוב של התרבות הכללית מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, ט”ז שבט תשע”ה, 05/02/2015 “וישמע יתרו כהן מדין חתן משה את …

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