Parsha Yisro – The Art of Listening

One of the striking features of Parshas Yisro is the juxtaposition of the portion about Yisro’s advice to Moshe Rabbeinu with Matan Torah.  Reb Tzadok HaKohen provides an interesting insight to this in the name of his Rebbe[1].  He begins by discussing the section in which Yisro advises Moshe

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Parsha Q’s And A’s

Rabbi Yehoshua Eliyohu Berman Yisro 1)      Where do we see that a Jew in exile must always retain awareness of that fact? In 18:3 it says, “…the name of the one [is] Gershom because he said I was a sojourner in a foreign land.” 2)      What is the appropriate

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The Art Of Listening

“Moses’ father-in-law Jethro, sheik of Midian, heard about all that God had done for Moses and His people Israel when He brought Israel out of Egypt.” (Exodus 18:1) What did Jethro hear about that made him come? The Splitting of the Sea and the war with Amalek (Rashi).

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Parshas Yitro

Yisro gets a parsha named after him. He was the father-in-law of Moshe, and was a high priest in Midian. He had wealth, stature, and security.The Torah says, “Yisro heard”…Rashi asks, what did he hear that he came. He answers that it was the splitting of the

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G-d’s Love For Us

Have you ever felt uninspired in your Judaism? Did you ever wonder if there was some kind of special weapon that can be used against despair and hopelessness in spiritual growth? Isn’t there any quick ‘pep’ talk section in the Torah that will get you going again?

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Parshas Yitro

Topics covered in this class: Moshe influenced Yisro Preparations for the Revelation. The Decalogue Moshe influences Yisro. Yisro listens well to what had happened. The Rosh Yeshiva: “Say what you mean and mean what you say”. Yisro translates his insight into a concrete action. He demonstrates his

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Why Care More?

Rabbi Pinchas Morse Introduction So now that we know what caring is and what’s needed to really care (identifying with another’s needs as if they are your own) why should we want to be more caring individuals? We feel it’s a fundamental of being human, but let’s

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Parshas Yitro

This week’s Torah portion is called Yitro and its central theme is the most monumental event in Jewish history: G-d revealing Himself to the Jewish People and giving us the 10 commandments at Mount Sinai. Yet the beginning of the portion opens with Moshe’s father in law

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Parshas Yitro

Based on Rav Noah Weinberg The ten commandments; ten decrees that would forever change the world, given to us by G-d, and found in this week’s Torah portion. Many of you can probably name most of the ten, yet you may have difficulty with the very first

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