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Jethro

Moses' father-in-law, a.k.a. Reuel and Hovav

Judaism's First Converts: A Pagan Priest and a Prostitute

Linked by words and acts of chesed (lovingkindness), Jethro and Rahab (a pagan priest and a prostitute) are rabbinic exemplars of true converts.[1]

Dr. Rabbi

David J. Zucker

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Rabbi

Moshe Reiss

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Preserving Multiple Opinions

From Judges to Tefillin, the Hagaddah to Kol Nidrei – Jewish Tradition has preserved or harmonized different opinions: An idea reflected in Torah as understood by the Documentary Hypothesis

Prof. Rabbi

Jeffrey Tigay

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Hovav the Midianite: Why Was the End of the Story Cut?

The Midianite Origin of YHWH and Aniconism

Prof.

Israel Knohl

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Eldad and Medad Prophesied in the Camp

A Successful Challenge to Moses’ Control Over Prophecy 

Dr. Rabbi

David Frankel

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Moses' Father-in-Law: Kenite or Midianite?

Cementing political alliances in the Ancient Near East through common genealogy.

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

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Sefer Devarim’s Jewish Democratic and Egalitarian Agenda

An In-Depth Study of Deuteronomy’s Polemical Revision of the Yitro/Judges Account

Dr. Rabbi

David Frankel

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Why Devarim Matters to Jews Today

It Is Very Close to You

Shoshana Cohen

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