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1)

What did Yisro mean when he said "Vetzivcha Elokim Veyachalto Amod"?

1.

Rashi and Ramban: He was instructing Moshe again 1 to consult Hashem, because it is only if Hashem commands him to follow his (Yisro's) instructions that he will succeed.

2.

Rashbam: If Moshe follows his advice, then, when Hashem issues him commands, he will be able to carry them out with the help of the officers.

3.

Targum Yonasan: If Moshe follows his advice, he will be absolved from judging. Consequently, when Hashem issues him commands, he will be able to carry them out with a clear mind.

4.

Moshav Zekenim: You will be able to stand when you want. You will not need to sit and judge the entire day.


1

Refer to 18:19:1:2*.

2)

To whom was Yisro referring when he concluded that "all these people will arrive at their place in peace"?

1.

Rashi and Targum Yonasan: He was referring to Aharon, Nadav and Avihu and the seventy elders.

2.

Ramban 1 and Rashbam: He was referring to the people who otherwise had to "stand from morning till evening" waiting for Moshe.

3.

Rashbam: Now that the Din will be clarified via so many Batei-Dinim, the litigants will know for sure that the ruling was correct, and will stop quarreling. 2

4.

Moshav Zekenim: Since there are many Batei Din available, people need not wait for judgment, which is called Shalom


1

Refer to 18:22:1:2.

2

And, as the Gemara says in Sanhedrin (7a) 'Someone who leaves Beis-Din after they took away his coat in Din, should sing on his way home!'

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