YISRO (Exodus, 18:1-20:23) — “Ouch!”

Jethro, the high priest of Midian, was impressed. His son-in-law, Moses,… had led his People out of Egypt. He had led them triumphantly through the Red Sea, and presided over the defeat of the Amalekites who had attacked them.

Jethro heard about it all, and wanted to join Moses in celebrating G-d’s salvation … Jethro brought offerings and sacrifices to G-d.

The miracles of the Exodus changed Jethro’s life. He had already given up his life of idol worship, but had not yet found “the true religion.” He now embraced Judaism…

But, something was amiss. Jethro was ill at ease…

Read more.

Additional messages from previous years:

“Modern-Day Prophecy” (2009)

“But Rabbi, How Come YOU Can Come to Work on Shabbos?!”  (2007)

“Honor thy … Self!” (2005)

“The Sword and the Stone” (2003)

“Divine Patience and Human Acceptance” (2002)

“Hey, What About the Other 603?” (2001) 

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