Parashat Yitro

How We Hear

Jewish tradition places great emphasis on the way in which we hear and how we interpret the messages we receive.

I Know Who You Are

Raising questions about our complex relationship with God.

A System of Justice and the Details of a Moral Life

Establishing an equitable human judicial system is the necessary condition for receiving the divine moral wisdom of the Torah.

Portable Holiness

Holiness derives from encounters with God in Torah study; it is not intrinsic to locations like Mount Sinai.

Wisdom From The Margins

Jethro's position at the outside of the Jewish people allowed him to understand how to make the Torah work for a multiplicity of people.