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Parsha Yitro – Apostolic Readings, Links, and Videos

New Testament readings and links to articles and videos for Torah portion Yitro.


  • Exodus 18:1-20:23
    • Matthew 4:25-5:20
    • Matthew 17:5-9
    • Mark 9:6-9
    • Mark 10:17-27
    • Luke 9:34-37
    • Luke 18:18-27
    • Titus 1:5-9
    • Hebrews 12:18-29
    • Revelation 19:6-16
    • Revelation 21:1-11

More Reading on Parsha Yitro

Related Video Teachings

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