The Palestinian Talmud (Berachot 2:8) names Yitro and Rachav as examples of tzaddikei umot ha’olam – righteous people from other nations who become attached in some way to the Jewish people.
A TorahTutors student enjoyed comparing and contrasting the accounts of these two individuals. Each brought some benefit to the Jewish people – Rachav saved the two spies sent to check out Jericho; Yitro gave Moshe sage advice that let to a more sustainable leadership system – but was their assistance motivated by the same values? What can we learn from the portrayals of each, both in Tanach and in Rabbinic literature?
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