Shalom all. Sorry but I am unable to do the parsha this week due to contracting influenza (type A flu) which has been going around lately. I have therefore reissuing 2017’s posts for Yitro and Yah willing will be back next week with “Mishpatim”. I am currently taking medication for this but your prayers as always are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your understanding and I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Andrew
It’s the Ten Commandments being given–what more could possibly need saying after that? The answer is, plenty because this parsha is as much to do with all the drama BEFORE the Big Event as it is about the Torah being proclaimed at Sinai. As we will explore together, there’s a reason why the rabbis call this parsha “Jethro” and not “The Ten Words”. Moshe’s father in law ends up being the quiet hero who saves the day before the Big Day. And then Father Yah Himself descends in the fire to lay down the law before the Law is given to and following those rules is literally a matter of life and death.
It’s also the start of our 7th year of doing Torah portions! Find out how were are celebrating this great milestone!