Parsha Talk Yitro 2021 -Rabbis Eliot Malomet, Jeremy Kalmonofsky and Barry Chesler

Parashat Yitro [Exodus 18:1-20:22] is best known for the original narration of the 10 Commandments. They will appear again in Deuteronomy 5, when Moses is reviewing for the people their history and narrates them again. The episode in Exodus is known as מעמד הר סיני [ma’amad har sinai, “the standing at Sinai”], and is the central event in the Jewish people’s self-understanding. Chapter 18 focuses on Yitro, Moshe’s father-in-law, and has its own intereset, We spend time on both chapter 18 and chapters 19-20, we hope to your benefit! Comments, questions, and criticisms welcome at [email protected]. Shabbat Shalom!