TORAH PORTION NO. 16: “YITRO/Jethro — יתרו”

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  • TORAH (First Five books of the Holy Biblical Scriptures/Five Books of Moses)
Exodus 18:1-20:23

  • HAF-TORAH ( usually PROPHETS or WRITINGS) – Prophets
Isaiah 6:1-7:6, 9:5-6

Matthew 19:16-26

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Portion Summary

The seventeenth reading from the Torah is named Yitro (יתרו), which is the literal Hebrew behind the name Jethro. The title comes from the first words of the first verse of the reading, which says, “Now Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses’ father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses and for Israel His people” (Exodus 18:1). The portion tells the story of Jethro’s visit to the camp of Israel, then relates the great theophany at Mount Sinai, where God gives Israel the Ten Commandments and invites the people to enter a special covenant relationship with Him.

Portion Outline

    • Exodus 18:1 | Jethro’s Advice
    • Exodus 19:1 | The Israelites Reach Mount Sinai
    • Exodus 19:9 | The People Consecrated
    • Exodus 20:1 | The Ten Commandments
    • Exodus 20:22 | The Law concerning the Altar
    • Isaiah 6:1 | A Vision of God in the Temple
    • Isaiah 9:1 | The Righteous Reign of the Coming King

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SHABBAT “YITRO/JETHRO” commences on sun-down Friday 2nd February and finishes on sun-down Saturday 3rd February 2018!!!

This is the 17th TORAH Portion Reading the TORAH Reading Cycle which begins on the “Feast of SIMCHAT TORAH”.

In this TORAH Portion, we celebrate the WEDDING & MARRIAGE of YAHUVEH/YAHWEH ELOHIM to HIS Specially People Israel.

The Physical Symbol of the Marriage is the TORAH that YAHUVEH ELOHIM Almighty gave to our ancestors through Moshe (a.k.a Moses).

That was the physical symbol. Years later, YAHUVEH ELOHIM gave the Spiritual Symbol which is seen in Joel 2:28-30 and Acts 2. The Spiritual Symbol is RUACH HA KODESH/HOLY SPIRIT (a.k.a SHKINYINYAH GLORY).

The giving of the TORAH and RUACH HA KODESH both occurred on the “Feast of SHAVUOT/WEEKS/PENTECOST”!

The TORAH includes:

The TORAH us also the First Five Books of the Holy Biblical Scriptures (a.k.a The Five Books of Moses)!

The TORAH is every word that proceeds from the mouth of YAH/ELOHIM (a.k.a GOD)!!!

So, on this very Special SHABBAT, we celebrate The Giving and Receiving of YAH’S/ELOHIM’S TORAH which as a matter of fact has never been abolished by YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH (a.k.a JESUS CHRIST/YESHUA)!



On this SHABBAT, we reflect upon the Future WEDDING OF THE LAMB OF YAH/ELOHIM and HIS BRIDE.

Are you ready to be raptured as YAHUSHUA’S Perfect BRIDE or Guest?

Check yourself.

How clean are you spiritually? Ensure you don’t bring shame and disgrace upon your YAH/ELOHIM!!!