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What Parsha is it this week?
Shabbat Parshat Yitro
The weekly parsha is Yitro.
Yitro is the 5th parsha in sefer Shemot / Exodus.
Parshat Yitro is 72 verses from Shemot / Exodus 18:1 – 20:23.
Moshe’s father-in-law, Yitro, visits the Jewish people in the wilderness. He suggests Moshe adopt a system of leaders for small groups of 10, 50, 100, and 1000.
Then the Jewish people arrive at Mount Sinai and receive the 10 Commandments directly from God.
Here is a summary of Parshat Yitro.
Haftarah for Yitro
Ashkenazic tradition: Isaiah 6:1 – 7:6 plus 9:5 – 6
Sephardic tradition: only from Isaiah 6:1 – 6:13
The prophet Isaiah relates the vision of God he was shown. Isaiah’s fear upon seeing this vision is similar to the reaction of the Jewish people at Mount Sinai (see Exodus 20:15-16).
Candle Lighting Time for Selected Cities
This week Shabbat begins at sundown on Friday, February 10, 2023.
The Hebrew date is 20 Shevat, 5783.
- Jerusalem 4:41
- Tel Aviv 5:02
- Haifa 4:50
- Beer Sheva 5:03
- New York 5:06
- Miami 5:52
- Chicago 4:59
- Los Angeles 5:14
- London 4:47
- Antwerp 5:30
- Paris 5:44
- Warsaw 4:21