Yitro

Exodus 18:1-20:23

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In this Torah portion, Moses tells his father-in-law, Jethro (Yitro), about the miracle of the exodus. Jethro proclaims that the Israelite God is greater than all other gods, and he makes a sacrifice. Jethro then advises Moses to delegate leadership roles in order to not tire himself out. The Israelites camp at the bottom of Mount Sinai. After three days, the mountain was fills with smoke and God delivers the Ten Commandments to His people.

Click here for a summary of Yitro.
Click here for a summary of the Haftarah
for Yitro.

mount sinai
The Israelites camped at Mount Sinai.

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From the Margins
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Multimedia

 
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To read the text in Hebrew or English, click on the blue citation in the subhead (Exodus 18:1-20:23) at left.

In this Torah portion, Moses tells his father-in-law, Jethro (Yitro), about the miracle of the exodus. Jethro proclaims that the Israelite God is greater than all other gods, and he makes a sacrifice. Jethro then advises Moses to delegate leadership roles in order to not tire himself out. The Israelites camp at the bottom of Mount Sinai. After three days, the mountain was fills with smoke and God delivers the Ten Commandments to His people.

Click here for a summary of Yitro.
Click here for a summary of the Haftarah
for Yitro.

mount sinai
The Israelites camped at Mount Sinai.

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Money is Tainted
Hillel
Reimagining Spirituality
Sam Berrin Shonkoff, AJWS
Portable Holiness
Rabbi Neil Loevinger, KOLEL
Negative & Positive Freedom
Rabbi James Jacobson-Meisels, AJWS
I Know Who You Are
Rabbi Sheldon Marder, Union for Reform Judaism
Jethro’s Advice
Rachel Farbiarz, AJWS
A System of Justice
Rabbi Uri Ayalon, socialaction.com
Love of God & Material Desire
Jonathan Neril, Canfei Nesharim
 

From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Parents Make It to the Top Ten
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish Unversity
From the Margins
Rabbi Shimon Felix, Bronfman Youth Fellowship
The Word Made Animate
Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, JTS
Separation & Togetherness
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Institute
Receiving God’s Message
Rabbi Melvin Burg, Orthodox Union
How We Hear
David Frankel, UJA-Federation of New York
Women and Revelation
Judith Plaskow, Women of Reform Judaism

Multimedia

 
Parashat Yitro Challah
Julie Seltzer
Parashat Yitro Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
Parashat Yitro for Families
Torah Topics for Today
Learning from Everyone
Torah Topics for Today
Listening, or Really Hearing
Torah Topics for Today





Return to the index of weekly Torah portions.

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