Amram and Yocheved’s “Small” Family
Jews in Egypt were having tremendously large families, yet this was not the case with the family of Amram and Yocheved. They were blessed with only 3 children – Aharon, Miriam and Moshe.
The explanation is found in the Torah in Chapter 1, Posuk 12, where it states,
“As much as they would afflict them, so did they multiply.”
Amram and Yocheved were from the tribe of Levi who were not enslaved. Since they were not afflicted with harsh labor, they did not multiply as much as the other tribes. Makes sense?