Parashat Yitro, Exodus 18:1-20:26(23), "A Wedding at Sinai" Part 1

by Jerry Beal

January 26, 2019

A Wedding at Sinai, part 1. Exodus 19:3-9: God is preparing to present the Ten Words to Israel, and is setting the terms and conditions for a relationship. The circumstances are compared to a wedding, with God as the groom and Israel as the bride. This midrash outlines the similarities of what is happening in Scripture to the elements of a Jewish wedding. (Part 2 to be presented 2/23/19.)
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