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No Matter Where You May Roam
There’s a lot we can learn from the order and sequence of stories in the Torah. In this week’s Torah portion, we begin with the story of Jethro and go on to read about the Ten Commandments, encompassing all the fundamentals of the Torah.
Ten for the Price of One
Yitro Parshah Report
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Who Can Speak for G-d?
As Author of the Torah, as well as Author of the universe, G-d has the ultimate Authority on all matters great and small. And yet does this mean that human beings can never speak with authority? Are we just silent pawns in a divine chess game?
With an Eye to Heaven and an Ear to the Ground
The double miracle at Mount Sinai tells us when to aim upwards and when to bring it down.
10 Bite-Sized Life-Lessons from the Ten Commandments
Parshat Yitro
The Bible is the world’s best-seller, providing practical guidance to living a higher life. Here are 10 nuggets of wisdom that can change your life.
Yitro – Six Days You Shall...?
The fourth of the Ten Commandments is to honor and observe the Shabbat, the holy Sabbath. “Six days you shall labor…. and on the seventh day you shall rest,” why are we commanded to work?
Torah in Ten: Yitro
Topics include: Jethro as a reincarnation of Cain, how we draw the Ten Commandments of Torah into the Ten Utterances of Creation, and why the revelation at Sinai is the basis for our belief in Moses.
G-d’s Sound and Light Production
The Torah records that at the giving of the Torah at Sinai the people saw the sounds and heard the sights. G-d wasn’t simply trying to impress with a spectacular production.
Torah and the Number Three
Something Spiritual on Parshat Yitro
Remembering Shabbat
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Remembering Shabbat
Practical Parshah - Yitro
The difference between “remembering” and “keeping” the Shabbat.
The Ten Commandments
Life Lessons from Parshat Yitro
The Torah we received at Sinai is the true cure for all that ails us. This is alluded to in the very first word of the Ten Commandments.
Women First
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Women First
The uniqueness of feminine spirituality
Before G-d gave the Torah to the Jewish people, He instructed Moses to first speak to the women and then to the men. Moreover, Scripture indicates that the messages were not the same. This class explores its significance, addressing the uniqueness of feminine spirituality.
A Father-In-Law's Advice
Parsha Yitro
Jethro, father in law to Moses, advised Moses to create a judicial hierarchy to adjudicate the Children of Israel, for otherwise the burden of being the peoples' sole judge would clearly 'wear you out'. With G-d's consent the system was indeed put in place. But how could Moses himself not see the obvious need for these measures?! This class delves into the unique relationship that Moses has with his people. (Likutei Sichos vol. 16)
Becoming G-d’s Servant
Parshah Power - Yitro
The first of the Ten Commandments reads “I am the L-rd, your G-d, who took you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage” (Exodus 20:2) What does the reference of the Exodus add to this fundamental mitzvah to believe in one G-d?
Reading the Ten Commandments
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Yitro
The "taamim" (cantillation notes) used for reading the Ten Commandments differ when read alone than when read communally in the synagogue. What is the meaning of this special version of musical notes?
Ladies First at Mt. Sinai
How to Study Torah - Yitro
When G-d instructed Moses to prepare the people to receive the Torah at Sinai, He said: "Speak to the house of Jacob, and tell the sons of Israel" (Exodus 19:3). The "house of Jacob," our sages explain, are the women; "the sons of Israel," the men.
Parsha Gems: Yitro
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Parsha Gems: Yitro
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
Remember the Sabbath Day
Parsha Yitro
How do we perform the commandment of "remembering" Shabbat? Maimonides explains that it is by marking the beginning of Shabbat by reciting Kiddush and marking the end of Shabbat by reciting Havdallah.
Parshah Insights: Yitro
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Yitro
Decoding the hidden messages
The parsha of Yitro contains 72 verses and the mnemonic for is the word ‘yonadav’ (descendant of Yisro). Explore the coded message in the mnemonic and its connection to the general themes of the parshah.
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