Parashat Beha’alotecha / A Mentor for Moses

God wanted Jethro to be the medium for conveying the commandments so that a righteous person, Moses, would be dependent upon another righteous person, Jethro.

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In this week’s Torah reading (Beha’lotecha, Numbers 8:1-12:16), Moses implores Jethro, his father-in-law (referred to here as “Hobab, the son of Reuel the Midianite”), to join him and the Israelites in their...