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Yisro: The Neshama and the Ape

The Ramban explains that one time in the course of history, HASHEM demonstrated that He alone created, maintains and orchestrates all of physicality. When taking Klal Yisrael out of Mitzrayim, He showed the world His might and His control over every facet of nature. The Torah tells us that Yisro heard about the wonders that HASHEM had done, and he joined the Jewish people. Rashi explains that while Yisro heard about all of the miracles,…






Yisro: Learning to Enjoy this World

In the Aseres Ha’Dibros we are told that HASHEM pays back the wicked for four generations and the righteous for two thousand generations. Rashi explains that the ratio of two thousand to four comes out to be five hundred to one. This teaches us that the measure of good to bad in the world is five hundred to one. This Rashi is very difficult to understand. If the Torah is teaching us that HASHEM created…






Yisro: The Unimaginable Potential of Man

With these words, the Torah explains what motivated Yisro to join the Jewish people. He heard all of the great miracles that HASHEM did: the ten Makkos, the splitting of the sea… all done for Moshe and Yisrael. Rashi makes an observation on this posuk. The Torah seems to equate Moshe to the entire Jewish people, with the words “that which HASHEM did for Moshe and Yisrael.” This implies that all of the stupendous events…






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