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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.
"וישמע יתרו" “And Yitro heard.” (18:1) QUESTION: Rashi writes, “Yitro had seven names; one was ‘Yeter’ because he ‘added’ a parshah in the Torah: “ve’atah techezeh” — “and you shall seek out” (18:21). When Yitro saw how hard Moshe was working, the first t...
From the passage in the Ten Commandments:Yerushalmi, Shabbos 15:3. See also Pesikta Rabasi 23:3. “The seventh day is Shabbos to G-d your L-rd,” our SagesShmos 20:10 learn that we are to refrain on that day not only from physical creative labor, but also f...
In the “Tally of Mitzvos” at the beginning of his Mishnah Torah, the Rambam states: “The first of the positive commandments is to know G-d, as the verse states:Shmos 20:2. ‘I am G-d, your L-rd.’ ” The Rambam begins the laws of Mishnah TorahBeginning of Hi...
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