Yitro: A Summary of the Parashah

Jethro, Moses' father-in-law suggests a system for establishing lower courts to settle disputes; God speaks the Ten Commandments to the Children of Israel amidst fire, smoke, and the sound of the shofar.

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2) Which Commandment do you feel is most important? Why?

3) The first commandment says: “I the Lord am your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.” Why is this a commandment?

4) The second commandment says: “You shall have no other god beside Me...” What other gods were available to worship? What other gods do people worship now?

5) Which is the hardest commandment to keep for you? Which is the easiest? Why?

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Nancy Reuben Greenfield

Nancy Reuben Greenfield has written three adaptations of the Torah, including an
interactive family version at www.TiptoeThroughTheTorah.com, and an engaging
Jewish immigrant novel, The Golden Medina, available on itunes and Amazon.