Yitro 5783: Thinking Outside Ourselves

Posted by Pardes Faculty on January 31, 2024
Topics: Tanakh, Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Shemot (Exodus), Yitro

What is our responsibility to the rest of the world, and how might that impact the image that we want to project to humanity at large?
Tovah Leah Nachmani joins us in the studio this week to discuss Yitro, an outsider whose story appears alongside the covenantal moment of receiving the Torah at Mt. Sinai. How does Yitro, and by contrast Amalek, offer competing models for how the Jewish people may interact with the outside world? Are we able to reconcile Jewish particularism with positive engagement with the rest of humanity?
Credits: Tovah Leah Nachmani and Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield – Pardes Faculty

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