Some thoughts and resources for exploring the Torah portion Yitro, Exodus 18:1-20:23. Alternative spellings include Yithro and Yisro. (Wikipedia also lists “Yisroi” and “Yisrau” as possibilities.)
This is part of a series of weekly “gathering sources” posts, collecting previous material on the weekly Torah portion, most originally part of a 2009-2010 series called “Opening the Book.”
Something to Notice: Witnessing thunder
Great Source(s): Sefer Ha-Aggadah
Language and Translation: Pronoun scope
A Path to Follow: Zipporah
Yitro is next read in the Diaspora, minchah Feb 8 through Shabbat Feb 15.
Painting: Jacob Jordaens, ca 1650. Public Domain