Yitro's suggested solution to Moshe's workload is basically a simple one and does not require any extensive judicial knowledge. So why did Moshe, who possessed great wisdom, not think of this himself?
In parshat Yitro, Israel receives its first system of governance: a hierarchical structure of authority with Moses at the top. Why did this important development come, as it were, from outside?
We tend to take our routine abilities for granted.
Those children who had managed to control themselves in order to get the second marshmallow had more successful marriages, careers, and lives in general.
Religious man struggles first with maintaining the daily commitment but then with infusing that commitment with vitality and enthusiasm.
If Moshe was the greatest man that ever lived, his silent partner Tzipporah deserves much of the credit for it.
Gematria is more than random wordplay.
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