G-d brought Israel out of Egypt to lead them to freedom. He also brought them out to serve Him. Are they free or are they the servants of G-d? Or are they both? Fifty days after leaving Egypt, as Israel receives Torah at Sinai, the shofars are sounded, signifying that this is indeed a Jubilee redemption for Israel. Bound to G-d – Free at last!
Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23)
Parashat Yitro is read on Shabbat:
Shvat 18, 5772/February 11, 2012