Parashat Vaera (G-d had revealed himself)
Several times we hear that Gd commands Moses to speak to Pharaoh and convince him to free the people of Israel “Let my people go.”
We usually remember that part of the story, and Moses’ refusal, but there is a verb used in Gd’s commandment that we sometimes forget.
Hashem says to Moses (several times) “Bo el Pharaoh v’amarta” Go to Pharaoh, approach Pharaoh and then speak.
This teaches us that when we want to establish a dialogue we need to remember that first we need to approach each other.
In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L