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Jethro: Idolatrous high priest of Midian. Father of Zipporah, father-in-law of Moses. Eventually he abandoned his pagan lifestyle and joined the Israelites in the desert shortly after the Exodus. There he suggested the creation of a hierarchy of magistrates and judges to assist Moses in the task of administrating justice. Also known by six other names, including Chever and Reu’el.
If you see more deeply into me than I am capable of seeing into myself, which is the real me? The deeper and truer me that you see, or my me? This was the essence of a debate between Moses and the people of Israel at the foot of Mount Sinai, and between M...
Yitro was a leader, scholar and a mystic; Moses was a fugitive on the run, and had not yet had a G-dly revelation. Yitro was an idolater, Moses a monotheist. How did the two get along?
When you delegate thoughtfully, you turn delegates into partners, not just employees.
We examine two episodes that seem to be a study in contrasts.
Question: There is some missing information in the Bible. I read that Moses went down to Egypt with his wife and their two sons (Exodus, chapter 4). Yet later, in chapter 18, I read, “So Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, took Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after she ...
How is one meant to be both successful and humble, when ego seems like the inseparable companion of success? A lesson from Moses, the only person the Torah refers to as "humble."
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