Shabbat Shalom! Yitro

This week’s Torah portion is Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23.) It recounts how Moses’ father-in-law, Yitro (Jethro) advises him to organize his administrative work. Then the text gives us the dramatic story of the giving of the Tablets of the Law, the 10 Commandments.

Some words of Torah on the web concerning Parashat Yitro:

Empowering the People – by Rabbi Danny Burkeman

Everybody’s Working for the Weekend – by Rabbi Marci Bellows

Parashat Yitro and Judicial Discretion – by Adam Waters

Be Careful What You Want – by Rabbi Laura Geller

A Special Transmission at Sinai – by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

The “Strange” Tenth Commandment? – by Rabbi Don Levy

The 12th Commandment Against Fanaticism – by Rabbi Rifat Soncino

Yitro: A Tantalizing Gap – by Rabbi Ruth Adar

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Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi based in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, mom, poodle groomer, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at as the Coffee Shop Rabbi.

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