Tag Archives: Jethro

Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23)

Busy week. Comments from 2018, wistfully: “You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Me.” That verse, Exodus 19:4, is in this week’s Torah reading, right before the … Continue reading

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Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)

I’m taking a week off from thinking.  So, these comments are from January 2013, except for additions in italics. A new year, a new book, and a familiar yet still-exciting story to curl up with on these cold, dark winter … Continue reading

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Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23)

“You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Me.” That verse, Exodus 19:4, is in this week’s Torah reading, right before the Big Game.  Coincidence?  I think not.  … Continue reading

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Shemot (1:1 – 6:1)

It’s only January 4, and I’ve already had enough of snow, ice, wind, daily highs below 20⁰F, slippery roads, and car mishaps (I’m fine, the car isn’t, but it’s drivable).  To think that, at this time 2 years ago, I … Continue reading

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Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)

It’s a time of change. The country’s new administration has no value for the life-saving achievements of the past.  A group of “others” is labeled a possible security threat and is kept under harsh control.  And a group of women … Continue reading

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Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23)

This week, in Parashat Yitro: The Ten Commandments. But first, we pause for a brief family interlude.  Jethro, aka Yitro, aka Reuel, the father-in-law of Moses, meets him in the wilderness, bringing him his wife Zipporah and sons Gershom and … Continue reading

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Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)

I’ve been feeling somewhat out of sorts – sad and restless.  Maybe it’s the incessantly grey skies and wet chill.  I worry what will happen to the plants that have started to bud and bloom, believing it to be March.  … Continue reading

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Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)

I have not seen “Prince of Egypt,” nor do I plan to see the current Ridley Scott film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings.”  I did see Cecil B. de Mille’s “The Ten Commandments” on TV.  Thus, I am still waiting for … Continue reading

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Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23)

Wow – three weeks in a row of blockbuster Torah portions!  First the Exodus, then the splitting of the sea, and now Revelation, aka the giving of the Ten Commandments at Sinai! But first, we say hello and good-bye to … Continue reading

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Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)

After the dysfunctional family shenanigans of Genesis, Exodus (in Hebrew, Shemot, “names”) begins the exciting story of an outsider who is miraculously saved from death and grows up to lead his people from slavery to freedom.  Get out the popcorn! … Continue reading

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