Parshah • January 2022
Yitro was an idol worshipper par excellence but nevertheless became Moses’ father-in-law and one of the most famous converts to Judaism. Far from being mentally deficient, idol worshippers often were highly evolved human beings who had simply chosen the wrong boat for life’s journey. A ba’al teshuva, is held in high esteem, having passed an…
Parshah • February 2021
Yitro, Moses’ father-in-law, abdicates his position as the leading practitioner of the dark arts of idolatry and converts to Judaism. But can he be really sure of his motivations? Are we ever 100% sure of our motivations? Yet life is about coming closer and closer to our truth. Notes: Moses’ father-in-law, Yitro, was no simple…
Parshah • February 2020
One of the most dramatic moments of our 40 year journey through the desert takes place this week in our Parsha – Yitro. The news of the Exodus spreads very quickly through the Middle east. The event was unprecedented. The superpower of Egypt had not lost a war (so their hieroglyphics claim) and no rebellion…
Parshah • January 2019
What a strange choice of name of a Parsha that is so epochal in that it contains the narrative of receiving of the Torah and the listing of the Ten Commandments. Ironically, the name of the Parsha is Yitro – the name of the leading high priest of idolatry in his day, the master of…
Parshah • February 2017
Moses’ father in law, Yitro, was Judaism’s famous convert. But what is a conversion? It reveals a soul that was always Jewish! But to reveal the soul’s source identity, the geirut (conversion) has to be according to Halacha.
Parshah • February 2015
itro understood that G-d greater than idols – so just another ‘idol’? Does that stain his motivations as impure? Mitoch shelo Lishma, Bo Lishma. An ulterior motive doesn’t affect the good of right actions.