Thursday, January 16, 2014

Parshat Yitro- "The Ten Commandments"

The Ten Commandments

In this weeks parsha it tells us how Moshe's father in law Yitro converted when he heard the miracles that Hashem did for Bnei yisrael. Also, we are preparing to receive the Torah from Hashem on Mount. Sinai. The Jews request that G-d Himself give over the commandments and so He does for the first two commandments. During each time He said the commandments the people died and Hashem had to revive them. Then they begged Moshe for him to be  the middle man between Gd and the people. They received the rest of the commandments which were 8 left from G-d to Moshe and Moshe to the people. 

1) I am the Lord thy god, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

2) Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.

3) Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

4) Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.

5) Honor thy father and thy mother.

6) Thou shalt not murder.

7) Thou shalt not commit adultery.

8) Thou shalt not steal.

9) Thou shalt not bear false witness against they neighbor.

10) Thou shalt not covet anything that belongs to thy neighbor.

        We learn many lessons from this weeks parsha. Firstly, that Yitro who was the biggest idol worshipper of that time dropped all of his idolatry once he found out about Hashem and His greatness. Let's try to sacrifice something small in order to show Hashem that He is our only master. Technology doesn't rule over me I rule over technology.
     Another lesson we learn is how to act towards G-d, between man and man and between man and oneself. 
Between G-d and man: know that G-d is one and that He is all powerful and does what's best for His children. Hashem gave us a gift which is Shabbat.
Between man and self- if you are happy with what you have you won't have an issue with following categories. 
Between man and man: respect your parents, don't be jealous, don't kill, don't do adultery 

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