Friday, January 29, 2016

Yitro Text message

Parashat Yitro

Big portion. 10 commandments. Great story.
If you ask any kid (and maybe any adult, too) who was the recipient of the Ten Commandments the answer will probably be, the people of Israel.
That is a good answer but if look carefully at the text you will discover that each one of the 10 Commandments is presented in the singular tense, not in plural.
I am your Lord. You shall not steal. You shall not covet, etc. The Hebrew expression for all of them is in the singular.
Each of us has a responsibility. Do not expect others to do it for you. You should take action.

In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L

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