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Yitro: standing in line for justice

Yitro’s advice to Moses was to make the law accessible to the people. We would do well to take that advice today.“You shall also seek out from among all the people capable men who fear God, trustworthy men who spurn … Continue reading

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Yitro: Breathing together

“The thing you are doing is not right.  You will surely wear yourself out, and these people as well.  For the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone.”  (Ex 18:17-18) Yitro, Moses’ father-in-law, gives Moses the … Continue reading

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Yitro: What possible relevance could this have?

“What possible relevance could the Torah have to your life, Anita?” I get that occasionally, actually, being a self-confessed Torah-geek.  More often, people not in the professional Jewish world just stare blankly at me when I tell them I go … Continue reading

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Yitro: she’s not heavy, she’s my mother

I spent some time this evening helping my mom put together some clothes for her trip to the rehab center after she gets her brand-spanking-new hip next week.  Being my mom, she’s trying to anticipate every possible thing she can … Continue reading

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Yitro 2: A poem “We All Stood Together”

This is one of my favorite poems about Parashat Yitro, standing at Sinai together (Ex. 19-20). It’s by Merle Feld. My brother and I were at Sinai He kept a journal of what he saw, of what he haerd, of … Continue reading

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Yitro: Didn’t I see you at Sinai?

I wasn’t at Woodstock, or at Sox Park when the Beatles played there.  I wasn’t at the “demonstration” in Chicago during the Democratic Convention in 1968, or Obama’s inauguration.  But modern technology has made it seem like we were all … Continue reading

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