The chanichim (campers) of adat ha-Shoafim had a lovely Tefilla, on their mirpeset (porch) overlooking the idyllic agam (lake). Rabbi Marc Israel of our Tzevet Havalim (ropes staff) gave a heartfelt d’var Tefilla, focusing on the meditative aspect of prayer. He had the chanichim read this line from the Shacharit morning service:
וְכֻלָּם פּותְחִים אֶת פִּיהֶם בִּקְדֻשָּׁה וּבְטָהֳרָה. בְּשִׁירָה וּבְזִמְרָה. וּמְבָרְכִים וּמְשַׁבְּחִים וּמְפָאֲרִים וּמַעֲרִיצִים וּמַקְדִּישִׁים וּמַמְלִיכִים:
and then pointed out how 6 of the words begin with the sound “UM”. This sound is very similar or identical to the chanting sound of other faith traditions. The Tefilla concluded with a magnificent blowing of the shofar by Andy Weissfeld, world renowned for his record-breaking Tekiah Gedola!