Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. What does this passage tell us about the early years of Moses's life?
2. What is the difference between how Moses intervene's in the episode with the Egyptian and the Hebrew and the scene with the two Hebrews?
3. Look at the Hebrew text, there are different words used for Moses seeing events and people unfold around him - וְהִנֵּה וַיַּרְא , וַיִּפֶן - what might these tell us about the different ways Moses is faced with and responds to different situations?
4. Some commentators understand Moses killing the Egyptian as a righteous act as he is awakening to the injustice of slavery around him, others explain that this is Moses violently reaction to something that is wrong before he further develops a more suitable response with Hashem's guidance - how do you understand this act by Moses?
5. A few times in this passage we have the Hebrew וַיִגְדַּל (and he grew) before a description of a formative event in Moses's life. If you were writing part of your life story what events or development would follow וַיִגְדַּל for you?