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February 5, 2015 / conservadox

Dvar Torah II on Yitro

Yitro comes to the Hebrew camp after the war with Amalek.  At first glance, it looks like he is motivated by the defeat of Egypt.  But this makes no logical sense; how would a Midianite tribal chief have learned about a battle at the Red Sea in the days before newspapers and television and mail.

My email dvar Torah from Yeshivat Har Etzion has a more plausible spin:  “but it seems very likely, on the basis of the juxtaposition of the two episodes in the text, that as Amalek’s neighbor… Yitro comes to make peace with Israel after Amalek’s defeat at Refidim.”

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