Yitro – יִתְרוֹ (Exodus 18:1–20:23)
This Week’s Torah Portion: Yitro – יִתְרוֹ (Exodus 18:1–20:23)
We received the two tablets of The Covenant (Ten Commandments) from Adonai our God. Everyone was there at Sinai. We all stood there, women and men, elderly and young, rich and poor, chieftains and shleppers, all stood together, and the Torah says, “all the people saw the voices.” Everyone experienced God at Sinai.
This is the moment of the big revelation of the Torah. We are all standing before God, no mediator, no “Holy” person between us and the Divine. We are all equal before our God.