Yitro: Chapter 17

"And it came to pass, on the third day"


The theme of mercy and judgment is continued in this section. Good deeds are necessary to deserve mercy, and this idea is explored through looking at the verse, "We have a little sister and she has no breasts, what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for." The "third day" of the title verse refers to Tiferet, that is Mercy.