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Parashat Yitro is the 17th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.
Yitro (“Jethro”) begins as Moses reunites with his father-in-law Yitro and accepts his advice to appoint judges who will help govern the Israelites. The Israelites prepare to encounter God at Mount Sinai. God descends amidst fire, smoke, thunder, and the blast of a shofar and gives the Ten Commandments. 
Haftarah for Ashkenazim: Isaiah 6:1-7:6, 9:5-6 · 21 p’sukim
Haftarah for Sephardim: Isaiah 6:1-13 · 13 p’sukim
Alternate Haftarah: Isaiah 44:9-23 · 15 p’sukim