Posts tagged Yitro

Yitro – Torah In Haiku

4th Commandment

                            THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT … REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY … AND KEEP IT HOLY —   Parashah Yitro includes our first look at the Decalogue – “Ten Commandments” is not an accurate translation, although I took poetic license with this week’s haiku. […]

Yitro (Jethro)

Exodus 18:1 to 20:23 This week’s parsha marks a major change in the content of Torah. We move from stories of our ancestors to text that emphasizes the laws that the Israelites are to follow for all time. In many ways this parsha serves as an introduction or preamble to all the laws that follow […]

Yitro – Torah in Haiku


Two days to prepare … Before God descends Sinai … The Presence revealed — Exodus 19:10-11 God said to Moses, “Go to the people and sanctify them today and tomorrow … Let them be ready for the third day; for on the third day God will come down, in the sight of all the people, […]

Yitro (Father-in-law of Moses)


Exodus 18:1 to 20:23 God speaks the words of the Ten Commandments…. These Ten statements serve as a preamble for the rules, laws and commandments that will be presented throughout the rest of Torah. The parsha opens with a meeting between Moses and his father-in-law, Yitro. Moses tells Yitro how God brought the Israelites out […]

Yitro (Jethro – Name of Moses&...

Yitro (Jethro –  Name of Moses’ father-in-law)

Yitro – Exodus 18:1 to 20:23  The text tells of Moses receiving the 10 Commandments and the acceptance and blessing of God by Jethro, a non-Israelite… Both events tell us much about the future traditions of the Israelites. “Jethro, priest of Midian, Moses’ father-in-law, heard all that God had done for Moses and for Israel, […]

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