Parshah Yitro יתרו (Exodus 18:1-20:23)
Jethro, Moises´ father-in-law comes from Midian, where he is a priest, to the Israelite encampment, bringing with him Seforá, Moses’ wife and his two sons: Gershom and Eliezer. But this Torah portion begins with the Hebrew words “Vaishmá Yitro” (and Yitro listened), “heard all that God had done for Moses and for Israel”. Jethro listened and believed, for he did not need anything more than faith at that moment, the mystery of faith, similar to the mystery of love. How can you explain it? The importance of this Torah portion, as well as the delivered Tables of the Law, teach us the mystery of faith, just by listening, the “cohen gadol” of Midian Jethro, land of idolatry, believed and became a proselyte, after Moises recounted “all that the Lord had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians on account of Israel.” He did not need to see it or to prove it before his own eyes, “[Thereupon,] Jethro said, “Blessed is the Lord, Who has rescued you from the hands of the Egyptians and from the hand of Pharaoh.” The mystery of faith: Jethro did not need to see to believe, just listening (Vaishmah Ytro), a great lesson for us who are constantly asking God for proof of His existence and all that is necessary when our faith falters is listen to the teachings of the Torah, and if it is not enough to listen, just contemplating nature and to see the marvels of creation: the mystery of faith.
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