A Society of Equality
Yitro counseled Moses on setting up a hierarchical bureaucracy, yet Moses would have been aware of such a governmental structure having grown up in Egypt. How come he didn’t implement it sooner and was ready to “burn out?”
In the Torah the phrase "Not Good" - "Lo Tov" as in "What you are doing is not good", appears only twice. In our portion of Yitro, when he observes how Moses is the sole authority and answers everyone's questions and also in Genesis 2:18 "It is not good for a man to be alone." We cannot lead alone, we cannot live alone. That is one of the axioms of biblical anthropology. The Hebrew word for life, hayim, is in the plural, as if to signify that life is essentially shared. Dean Inge once defined religion as "what an individual does with his solitude." This is not the Jewish view.
Organization and Commandments
The entire purpose of creation was to set the stage for the performance of mitzvahs, as represented by the Ten Commandments. The people cry out to Mosheh that the revelation is too intense for them to bear, begging him to receive the Torah from God and share it with them.
The Torah takes a pause from the narrative of the Exodus and the events that came after to tell us about Jethro - Moses' father in-law. Why did it insert this episode at this exact point in the narrative? What it could mean for the next event which is the giving of the Torah?
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