Yitro

Exodus 18:1-20:23

For full text in Hebrew or English, click here: Exodus 18:1-20:23.

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.

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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

 

Soul Memories
Rabbi Michelle Missagieh

 

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 University

 

From the Margins
Rabbi Shimon Felix, Bronfman Youth Fellowship

 

The Word Made Animate
Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, JTS

 

Separation & Togetherness
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Big Tent Judaism

 

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

 
Parshat Yitro Challah
Julie Seltzer

 

Parshat Yitro Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

 

Parshat Yitro for Families
Torah Topics for Today

 

Learning from Everyone
Torah Topics for Today

 

Listening, or Really Hearing
Torah Topics for Today






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