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Power of ten: Parashat Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23)

Parashat Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/power_of_ten_parashat_yitro_exodus_181_2023

Sometime during the 13th century, in a private study in Barcelona, an anonymous author sat and composed “Sefer HaChinuch” (“The Book of Education”). This systematic study of the Torah’s 613 commandments was beautifully written as a gift from a father to his son. In his introduction, the author lovingly states that he wrote this book “to inspire the heart of my boy, my son, with an accounting of the mitzvot.”

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