News Brief 4/5/2012, Nisan 13, 5772
Prayer Meditation "Flash Mob" at the Western Wall
A prayer meditation "flash mob" took place at the Western Wall on Wednesday afternoon. A group of about 20 to 30 people gathered at the Western Wall public plaza. Standing at different locations, each participant made a short humming cry before sitting down on the ground in silent prayer. Some male participants wore tallit and tefillin. Others had small, colorful signs that read "love" and "one world".
Group organizer Pesach Stadlin said they purposely tried to not be disruptive and kept to the back of the plaza to maintain the peacefulness of the location. Stadlin represents a group called Spiritual Judaism - One People World United, which, according to its Facebook page "promotes experiencing 'ALL is ONE' in the Jewish tradition."
"Before Moses came to lead the Jewish people out of slavery and into freedom the people let out a cry," Stadlin stated. "We are trying to revive this anicent universal prayer technique."