As Rov Soloveitchik was leaving 770 - I was next to him, there was a man holding him by each arm, I believe he wasn't well - someone asked him what he thought. I never saw a human being light up with so much excited joy as the Rov as he tried to express his approval by exclaiming the names of gem stones - I don't recall exactly - but, he said something like, "like diamonds & gold!" I'll never forget that.
In this lesson we explore the importance to prepare ourselves before we begin to pray, and why it’s necessary to verbally express our prayers. We preface the introductory prayers with a commitment to love our fellow Jew, which is followed by words of ‘Ma Tovu’ (the impact of a shul).