Rishon: Shemot 1:8 states that the new Pharoah “did not know Yosef.” How is that possible, given that without Yosef, Egypt would have been destroyed as a result of the 7 years of severe famine?
Hint: See Seforno on this verse for a possible answer.
Sheini: Why in Ibid. 2:4 does the Tora state that Miriam, Moshe’s sister took an incredible risk by taking up a position so that she could watch over the basket in which her baby brother was concealed?
Hint: See Rabbeinu Bachaye on this verse for two possible alternative answers.
Shelishi: What did the individual mean in Ibid. 14, when he accused Moshe of killing the Egyptian, despite v. 12 stating that Moshe looked all around to assure that there would be no witnesses to what he was about to do?
Hint: See RaMBaN on this verse for two possible alternative answers.
Revi’i: Ibid. 3:4 contains the phrase “And HaShem Saw that he (Moshe) turned to see (the phenomenon of the burning bush that was not consumed)…”, as if to say that had Moshe not stopped to look, HaShem would never have Appeared to him. How could that additional phrase be understood?
Hint: See R. Chaim Paltiel for an intriguing explanation.
Chamishi: In Ibid. 18, HaShem Promises Moshe that he would be accompanied by the Ziknai Benai Yisrael when he meets Pharoah. However, Moshe and Aharon appear alone before Pharoah (Ibid. 5:1.) What happened to the entourage that were supposed to also appear?
Hint: See HaKetav VeHaKabbala for a possible answer.
Shishi: In Ibid. 4:18, it appears that Moshe asks permission from Yitro to be allowed to go to Egypt. Why would he have to consult with his father-in-law if HaShem has Commanded him to go to Egypt to redeem the Jewish people?
Hint: See Chizkuni for a possible answer.
Shevi’i: In Ibid. 5:14, the Tora states that the Jewish officers that had been appointed to assure that the quotas of bricks would be filled, were smitten when the people didn’t meet their quotas. Shouldn’t these officers have done the smiting rather than be smitten?
Hint: See RaShI for a possible answer.