Kabbalah and Parashat Yitro | Respecting Our Parents, Astrology and Reincarnation | Weekly Inspiration 2023
February 24, 2023
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Yitro, Yithro, Yisroi, Yisrau, or Yisro (יִתְרוֹ, Hebrew for the name "Jethro," the second word and first distinctive word in the parashah) is the seventeenth weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the fifth in the Book of Exodus. The parashah tells of Jethro’s organizational counsel to Moses and God’s revelation of the Ten Commandments to the Israelites at Mount Sinai.
The parashah constitutes Exodus 18:1–20:23. The parashah is the shortest of the weekly Torah portions in the Book of Exodus and is also one of the shortest parashot in the Torah. It is made up of 4,022 Hebrew letters, 1,105 Hebrew words, and 75 verses.