G‑d said to Moses: Come to Pharaoh. . .”

-Bo 10:1

This verse raises a question: Why did the Torah use the expression bo (come), rather than the seemingly more appropriate lech (go)?

This parshah relates the events of the redemption from Egypt, and the word Bo is the very name of the parshah. This comes to teach us that the service of G‑d on the level of bo will hasten the redemption from the present galut.

There is a fundamental difference between bo (come) and lech (go). To go to something may imply no more than a superficial involvement. For example, you may “go” to study Torah and do your learning, but it will not affect you to the fullest extent. You and the subject-matter may remain two separate entities.

To come to something, however, implies that the subject-matter will “enter” your mind and heart, affect and influence you to the point of absorbing unification.

Everything in the service of G‑d must be done in a way of penetrating to one’s very core. The approach of bo (come) hastens the coming of Moshiach and the redemption from the galut, speedily in our very own days.