The Parsha Discussion with Alex Israel — Yitro. Can we curb our desires?

Posted by Alex Israel on February 12, 2020
Topics: The Parsha Discussion, Shemot (Exodus), Yitro

We live in an exceedingly materialistic world. Advertising provokes us to purchase things that we hardly need. We buy new clothes though we have a closet filled with perfectly good ones. We frequently find ourselves measuring status by a person’s watch, shoes, car, residence, or vacation, or we wish we had what “they” have.

In our parsha, Yitro, we will look closely at the 10th and final commandment: “You shall not covet.”

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About Alex Israel

Alex teaches Bible at Pardes and is the Director of the Community Education Program and the Summer Program. Alex was born and raised in London. He holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education London and Bar-Ilan University. Alex studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and Rav Yehudah Amital, and gained Rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Rabbinate. Click here to read more.

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