Portion of Yitro AND Mishpatim - Speilberg would need 8 screens to describe these two!
- קטגוריה: Parashat Hashavua
- פורסם בשלישי, 01 דצמבר 2020 05:06
- נכתב על ידי Super User
- כניסות: 209
Yitro and Mishpatim: Speilberg would need 8 screens to describe these two!
What do we see from Yisro – Jethro? How you can believe in G-d in today's world?
There were no miracles like "frogs, lice, darkness and killing of Egypt's first born"
But Jethro heard Israel had escaped from Egypt – and he believed in G-d and came to Moses
"And there was thunder and lightning … and the mountain burned …" (portion of Yitro)
Jethro's heart lit up – right away – and he came to join the Israelites
So why tell the story of Mount Sinai a little differently in Mishpatim?
"And the people sacrificed and ate – and saw the L-rd the All-Mighty … and like a street of sapphire below his feet"
Jethro is the story of acceding to the quick acceptance of FAITH
And Mishpatim ("Laws") – where the Israelites sacrificed and accepted the Covenant with the Almighty -
to DO the COMMANDMENTS
That is the story of BUILDing on FAITH – and how to believe in G-d today and for always
Rabbi Andy Eichenholz