ALL OF US AS ONE
This tefillah is easier said than felt. With these words, we are expected to pray sincerely that every one of Yisroel be blessed “כאחד”, “as one”, exactly as we ourselves desire to be blessed. “We draw out the ‘Echad’ of Shema” (Brachos 13b), “and we should draw out this ‘Echad’ as well” (Rabbi Isaac Scher). We must let go of our desire for superiority and recognize that blessing is not defined by what we have and others do not. Only then will we be able to call out in truth that Hashem “bless all of His beloved children, כאחד, as one”.