Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Rus And Yisro

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Rus and Yisro are the two most famous geirim in Tanach and each has a parsha or sefer named after them.

They come from Moav and Midyan respectively.

Both have leadership/royalty connections- Yisro was a כהן מדין and Rus was a princess.

Both are connected to matan Torah- Yisro contains the Parsha of matan Torah and Rus is read on Shavuos.

Both share the same root ;-) letters- ר-ו-ת; the same letters as ת-ו-ר-ה.What is the significance of the fact that both came to Klal Yisrael through an in-law relationship- Rus through her mother in-law and Yisro through his son in-law?