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The Conversion of Yitro
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And Yitro – a leader in Midyan (and) the father-in-law of Moshe – heard all that G-d had done for Moshe and His nation Yisrael.  That Hashem had taken forth Yisrael from Egypt (Sefer Shemot 18:1) 1. Yitro and Moshe’s reunion Parshat Yitro begins with a description of Yitro’s reunion with his son-in-law Moshe.  During […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Yitro 5762
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the Mitzva-Count from Sefer HaChinuch. Kohen – First Aliya – 12 p’sukim – 18:1-12 Yitro, Moshe’s father-in-law, hears “all that has happened” to the Children of Israel and comes to Moshe with Tzipora and Moshe’s (Tzipora’s) two sons, Gershom and Eliezer. Moshe, Aharon, and the Elders welcome Yitro with great […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Yitro 5759
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Numbers in [square brackets] are mitzvot numbered according to Sefer HaChinuch Kohen First Aliya – 12 p’sukim (18:1-12) Yitro, Moshe’s father-in-law, hears “all that has happened” to the Children of Israel and comes to Moshe with Tzipora and Moshe’s two sons, Gershom and Eliezer. Moshe, Aharon, and the Elders welcome Yitro with great honor. Yitro […]
Rabbi Weinreb’s Parsha Column, Parshat Yitro
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“Answers and Questions” The world has one persistent belief about Jewish behavior which may indeed be true. It is the belief that Jews always answer a question by asking another question. This tendency is mocked good naturedly in the old joke about the non-Jew who approaches his Jewish friend and asks: “Why do you Jews […]
Yitro – Rishon
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Moshe’s father-in-law Yisro (Jethro in English) heard about everything that G-d did in Egypt, so he went to visit his son-in-law. Moshe had previously sent his wife Tzipporah back to her father’s house, so Yisro brought her with him, as well as Moshe’s two sons, Gershom and Eliezer. Yisro sent word ahead that they were […]