Tagged ‘Yitro’

Parashat Yitro, 5778

February 2, 2018 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

A D’var Torah for Parashat Yitro by Rabbi Jill Hammer, PhD   As I write this, I am thinking of a particular moment in my life, when I was about to lead a large ceremony.  A few years prior at … Continue reading »


Parashat Yitro

February 16, 2017 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

by Rabbi Michael Pitkowsky The highlight of this week’s parashah is the reading of the Ten Commandments. While there are midrashic compilations on individual books of the Bible, the Ten Commandments merited having their own individual midrash, Midrash Aseret ha-Dibrot, … Continue reading »


Parashat Yitro

February 3, 2016 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Parashat Yitro: What Makes the Thunder? I once heard physicist Karen Barad explain how lightning happens. She showed us how charged particles on the ground and oppositely charged particles in the sky find their way to one another, reacting to … Continue reading »


Parashat Yitro

February 4, 2015 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Parashat Yitro Rabbi Isaac Mann This week’s Torah portion begins with the story of Yitro, father-in-law of Moses, coming to the Israelite camp along with his daughter Zipporah (Moses’ wife) and her two sons, after hearing about the Exodus from … Continue reading »



February 13, 2014 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Parashat Yitro Rabbi Jill Hammer Revelations: Three Kavvanot for Parashat Yitro 1. “Jethro, Moses’s father-in-law, brought Moses’s sons and wife to him in the wilderness, where he was encamped at the mountain of God…When Moses’s father-in-law saw everything he was doing for the … Continue reading »


Parashat Yitro

January 31, 2013 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

By Rabbi Robert Freedman The account in Exodus of the revelation at Sinai emphasizes physical boundaries. “YHVH said to Moses, ‘I will come to you in a thick cloud.’” (Exodus 19:9). “You shall set bounds for the people round about, … Continue reading »


Parashat Yitro

February 9, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Shmot

By Rabbi Bruce Alpert As our world grows more secular, the questions I am asked about my faith grow more sophisticated. People used to ask me whether I believed in God. Given my choice of profession, the answer to that … Continue reading »


Parashat Yitro

January 20, 2011 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Addressed To Each of Us Individually “In the third month, on the first day of the month, on this day (ba-yom ha-zeh) the Israelites arrived at the wilderness of Sinai.” Why “on this day”? To teach you that every day … Continue reading »


Parashat Yitro

February 3, 2010 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

By Hayley Mica Siegel To say that I come from a family of talkers is an understatement. At an early age, I was taught “It’s perfectly fine to interrupt someone else if you know his/her answer or what he/she is … Continue reading »


Parashat Yitro

February 11, 2009 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Moses learns a lesson in management Irwin Huberman There once was a CEO of a major corporation whose dedication to his work and to his employees was legendary. He would arrive at his desk at sunrise, and would not return … Continue reading »