Yisro – Stages of completion

Why is the story of Yisro the preface to receiving the Torah? What is the connection between the fifteenth of Shvat and the receiving of the Torah? Why do we eat fruit on this day, if it is not about the product, but about the first budding? What is the deeper meaning of the concept…

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Yisro – Light in the darkness

What is the significance of the advice of Yisro to Moshe to delegate his responsibilities? Why is this advice specifically given by Yisro, someone who has tried every form of idolatry? Why is the Torah given in the darkness? What is the significance of the holiday of Tu b’shvat? Why do we celebrate the New…

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Yisro – finding the true God

What is the significance of Yisro ‘hearing’ about the miracles Hashem performed for the Jewish people? Why does he first speak about Elokim, and only then about Hashem (Havaya)? What new information does Moshe give to Yisro, causing him to rejoice? What does he mean when he says, ‘Now I knows that Hashem (Havaya) is…

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