Rabbi chaim shmulevitz says that the torah was given to be people with one heart. That means that the torah cannot be received by individuals, but must be received by a community. This of course will be necessary for when they enter the holy land and no longer have moses with them to settle all their disputes. Yitro in a nutshell aliyah summary yitro torah reading yitro roundup yitro audio. In this torah portion, moses tells his fatherinlaw, jethro yitro, about the miracle of the exodus.
In this weeks torah portion, leah jones shares with us some wisdom from mosess nonjewish fatherinlaw that pretty. Parshat yitro rabbi dahlia kronish february 10, 2012 the divine human relationship the 10th grade in the high school recently completed a unit on revelation at sinai. Yitro, mosess fatherinlaw, met moses at mount sinai, and when he saw that moses himself ruled for each and every dispute of the people, he was troubled. This weeks torah portion, parashat yitro, is remarkable. Mishpatim, and the people of the book by david henkin. The story of joseph mentions the egyptian priests, whose land was not nationalised gen. Hebrew rootstorah observanceyitro wikibooks, open books. News of which two events motivated yitro to come join the jewish people. Theres an enthralling story about the ten commandments and the role they played in jewish worship and the synagogue. Jethro, moses fatherinlaw suggests a system for establishing lower courts to settle disputes. This weeks torah portion parsha brought to life aleph beta. In this weeks gdcast, leah jones shares with us some wisdom from mosess nonjewish fatherinlaw that pretty much changes the course of jewish history.
The paintings in this document are taken from our curricular documents. Parshat yitro contains the climactic moment that the book of shmot has been preparing for. Preorder here sacks has produced a work of extraordinary depth, beauty, urgency, and erudition. Remember, yitro was not a worshiper of the god of yisrael, and most likely was a pagan priest. Yitro in a nutshell moses fatherinlaw, jethro, hears of the great miracles which g. As our parsha opens, word of the miraculous exodus and bnei yisroels victory over amalek has reached midyan and fallen on the ears of yitro, moshes fatherinlaw.
Yisro observes moshes daily schedule as chief administrator, judge, and teacher. The parashah tells of jethros organizational counsel to moses and gods revelation of the ten commandments to the israelites at mount sinai. Five books of story, law, and poetry divided into 54 weekly portions. The shabbos torah reading is divided into 7 sections. The new book by rabbi lord jonathan sacks out on 12th march 2020. Yisro brings moshe s wife and two sons to join him in the desert. Continuing the theme of revelation, the haftorah recounts the famed vision known as maaseh hamerkavah the vision of hashem as he sits upon his throne surrounded by various angels singing his praises. When he hears of the miraculous formation of the jewish nation, he comes to join. One which gets almost no mention at all is simcha joy, happiness.
For the past year, while moshe was in egypt, freeing the jewish slaves, his wife, tziporah and their two sons, gershom and eliezer, have lived safely in yitros house. After delivering this message, the people responded by proclaiming, kol asher diber adonai naaseh all that the lord has spoken, we shall do. Yitro brings his daughter zipporah and her two sons, gershom and eliezer, to his soninlaw moses. Haftarah parshat yitro fuchsberg jerusalem center for. Questions for the shabbat table questions for shiur preparation questions on parshanut. We begin the book of bereishit with the amazing creation of the world. Hebrew for jethro, the second word and first distinctive word in the parshah is the seventeenth weekly torah portion parshah in the annual jewish cycle of torah reading and the fifth in the book of exodus. Hearing of the miracles gd performed for bnei yisrael, moshes fatherinlaw yitro arrives with moshes wife and sons, reuniting the family in the wilderness. There are only six eponymous parashiot, and ours is yitro.
Summary jethro, moses fatherinlaw suggests a system for establishing lower courts to settle disputes. Torah reading, haftarah, links to audio and commentary. Questions for the shabbat table questions for shiur preparation. Parsha yitro dvar torah the torah as an open book, 2009. Torah reading for week of january 31 february 6, 2010 appreciating yitro by judy aronson ajrca, professor of jewish education. Jan 31, 2010 torah reading for week of january 31 february 6, 2010 appreciating yitro by judy aronson ajrca, professor of jewish education. If taken seriously these ten matters have the power to. In this parasha, yitro brings zipporah and her sons to moses after all that has happened in escaping egypt. Events, jewish holidays, song words, dances, genealogy, barmitzvah info, film. In the book of genesis, we encounter malkizedek, abrahams contemporary, described as a priest of the most high god gen. By kerry chaplin the first chapter of parshat yitro is the torahs guidelines for the community organizer. But, in parshat yitro we see that rabbenu moshe our rabbi moses was a good example in this and took the opportunity to share his testimony with his fatherinlaw yitro. Yitro, father in law of moshe rabeinu was one of the most fascinating men ever to have walked on planet earth.
The parashah is the shortest of the weekly torah portions in the book of exodus, and is made up of 4,022 hebrew letters, 1,105 hebrew words, and 75. He advises his soninlaw to delegate some responsibilities to a. The parshah commences relating how moshes father in law, yitro, left the land of midiyan and joined the jewish nation, converting by circumcising himself gemara sanhedrin 94a. In parshat yitro we read about what is called by many, the ten commandments.
Yitro, yithro, yisroi, yisrau, or yisro is the seventeenth weekly torah portion, parashah in the annual jewish cycle of torah reading and the fifth in the book of exodus. Even those of us who neither understand hebrew nor follow along in english will likely feel the raw power of the ten commandments. Why was tzipora with her father, yitro, and not with moshe when bnei yisrael left egypt. In this weeks parsha hashavua, leah jones shares with us some wisdom from mosess moshes nonjewish fatherinlaw that pretty much changes the course of jewish history. There are only six eponymous parashiot, and ours is. But, in judaism they are known as aseret hadvarim, meaning the ten words or the ten matters. The story of joseph mentions the egyptian priests, whose land.
We are told in the first posuk of parshat yitro 18. Parashat hashavua, is popularly abbreviated to parashah also parshah p r. Moses fatherinlaw, jethro, is a spiritual guru and high priest of midian. We read about sibling rivalry, deceit, betrayal and love affairs all provoking questions that apply to our lives today. Seeing that the only judicial authority for the entire jewish nation is moshe himself, yitro suggests that subsidiary judges be appointed to. This weeks parsha consists of two episodes that seem to be a study in contrasts. God speaks the ten commandments to the children of israel amidst fire, smoke, and the sound of the shofar. Jethro then advises moses to delegate leadership roles in order to not tire himself out. Click here for a summary of the haftarah for yitro. In parashat yitro, moses guides the israelite people to mt. In this torah portion, moses tells his father in law, jethro yitro, about the miracle of the exodus.
In other words, jews are constantly battling assimilation, both national and spiritual. In the portion, yitro offers sage advice and moses accepts it. Yisro brings moshes wife and two sons to join him in the desert. Moses then returned to the mountain and was told to command the people to sanctify themselves before the lord descended upon the mountain in three days. However, the article doesnt even mention egyptian being spoken at sinai, and this is the first ive ever heard of that. Parsha yitro dvar torah yitro, tell me what you feel, 2017. Yitro, fatherinlaw of moshe rabeinu was one of the most fascinating men ever to have walked on planet earth. Yitro archives page 2 of 3 the meaningful life center. At the very beginning of chapter 19, moshe goes up to god. The israelites hear the covenant from god and accept it, but theres so much more to come. Parashat yitro quick summary hebrew for christians. This weeks reading introduces us to the ten commandments and a man whom we havent heard about since parshat shemot, yitro.
Go up since for each aliya, one person goes up to make a bracha blessing on the torah reading. Parashat yitro is the 17th weekly torah portion in the annual jewish cycle of torah reading. In parshat yitro, gd gives the israelites the ten commandments and a surprise guest gives moses some much needed adivce on settling disputes. Jethro, priest of midian, moses fatherinlaw, heard all that god had done for. Sinai where they encounter god, experiencing all the drama. For some reason, what we call in hebrew aseret hadibrot, we refer to in english as the ten commandments. Yishaya 6 7this weeks haftorah is from yishaya 6 and 7.
The people camp at mount sinai, preparing and purifying themselves for the most profound experience in the history and future of. Yitro is so impressed by moshes detailing of the exodus from egypt that he converts to judaism. At sinai, the people say naaseh vnishma, and moses, or moshe, decides to write everything down in a scroll why. The first chapter of parshat yitro is the torahs guidelines for the community organizer. Jan 25, 2003 hearing of the miracles gd performed for bnei yisrael, moshes father in law yitro arrives with moshes wife and sons, reuniting the family in the wilderness.
Part i questions for the shabbat table the ten commandments 1. There were many preparations the israelites needed to make for matan torah the giving of the torah at sinai. Isaiah would be asked to be the harbinger of the severest of messages, a message which would foresee the downfall of the nation on. Yitro at the end of bamidbar chapter 10 and the story of how moshe appointed judges when bnei yisrael prepared to leave har sinai, as recorded in devarim 1. Yitro, yithro, yisroi, yisrau, or yisro is the seventeenth weekly torah portion in the annual jewish cycle of torah reading and the fifth in the book of exodus. He then tells him to appoint judges, and moses does this. Parshat yitro the gateway to everything jewish in australia, and jewish life worldwide. Note that the community includes yitro, the convert from a different people. Yitro, mosess fatherinlaw, met moses at mount sinai, and. Jews, being a minority people, seem to be in a constant struggle to maintain their unique identity and belief within the context of the world around them. Isaiah was anything but eager to take on the role of prophet. Why did moshe tell yitro all that gd had done for the jewish people. Reading genesis takes us on a journey through the stories of abraham, isaac, and jacob, where we witness the birth of the future 12 tribes of israel.
In these weeks torah portion, mishpatim, we delve into gd laws to us, elucidating last weeks reading of the ten commandments from parshat yitro. Yitro haftorah in a nutshell haftarah parshah chabad. You can see general items newest, most popular and related shiurim for your topic,collections to view the various topics found within your topic, featured the shiurim handselected by our editors that we think you will enjoy,and all the available series and categories within this topics shiurim. Jethro proclaims that the israelite god is greater than all other gods, and he makes a sacrifice.1469 246 1168 1293 1222 1236 1508 938 1169 779 307 64 18 721 133 1148 360 1034 1014 664 7 698 1292 806 1256 386 744 875 269 416 523 284 495 794 864 1408 887 1207 1389 837