In the morning birchos krias shema‘, in discussing the angels’ song of praise, the text makes an odd digression:

וכולם פותחים את פיהם and they all open Pihm (= Bohemia)

(See What are the major regions relevant to Ashkenazi minhagim? for the identification.)

But what are the angels doing in Bohemia?

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The point is that there are many voices singing in unison, so it is a direct reference to a Bohemian harmony, or a Bohemian Rhapsody if you will.

This special prayer has the power to block all bad stemming from Baal Zvuv, commonly called Baalzebub.

It is also brings to mind the ability for us to cry out in despair Mamamia!, Mamamia!

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  • Great use of R' Freddie Mercury – Noach MiFrankfurt Mar 2 '15 at 15:40
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    @Noach zchuso yagin aleinu – user6591 Mar 2 '15 at 16:23
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    I was thinking of voting for this answer, maybe accepting it, but nothing really matters… – J. C. Salomon Mar 3 '15 at 2:51
  • @J.C. Salomon any way the wind blows.......:) – user6591 Mar 3 '15 at 2:59

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