This bothers me a lot, and I would like to understand Moses' approach to his family as the Torah describes it:
Moses marries Tzipora (which seemingly converts) in Midyan and has two sons (that are seemingly Jews)
Moses leaves Midyan with his wife and kids on his way to Egypt
Something happens in between. The Mechilta says he meets Aharon and Aharon advises Moses not to bring them to Egypt (this is very weird, as we know that the Tribe of Levy weren't ever enslaved or hurt)
A year of the ten Makkos passes, no Jews are hurt, and Aharon's fears fade away, and the Jews finally leave Egypt. Moses doesn't remember his wife and kids.
The whole nation crosses the Red sea and sees the miracles. The Egyptians are fully defeated. No mention of changes in Moses' position.
(There are two opinions here on when Yitro came to Moses - either before the Matan Torah or after) So either Moses is ready to receive the Torah without his family or actually receives the Torah without remembering them. (looks very strange to me)
Yitro comes and brings Tzipora and Moses sons - no mention of the reunion, happy meeting etc. No mention of Moses relating to his sons at all.
- Was this behavior sanctioned by G-d?
- What was Moses' intention toward his sons in the whole Parsha of Yetziat Mitzrayim?
- Was Moses exempt from all his obligations toward his sons (Chinuch, Torah learning etc)?