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Parshat Yitro

Exodus 18:1-20:23

Readings for Yitro
Shevat 20, 5780
February 15, 2020


Haftarah:
Isaiah 6:1-13
Torah Portion: Yitro
Yitro in a Nutshell

Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, hears of the great miracles which G‑d performed for the people of Israel, and comes from Midian to the Israelite camp, bringing with him Moses’ wife and two sons. Jethro advises Moses to appoint a hierarchy of magistrates and judges to assist him in the task of governing and administering justice to the people.

The children of Israel camp opposite Mount Sinai, where they are told that G‑d has chosen them to be His “kingdom of priests” and “holy nation.” The people respond by proclaiming, “All that G‑d has spoken, we shall do.”

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