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Hallel: (lit. “praise”) A portion of Psalms (113-118) recited in the prayer service on the festivals and on Rosh Chodesh.
The Psalms of Hallel are typically sung or chanted joyously, and the final verses are repeated twice.
The mitzvah of saying hallel on the festivals; when, how and why it is recited, and its meaning.
Unlike all the other festivals, only the abridged version of Hallel (Psalms 113-118, recited on special occasions in praise and thanksgiving to G-d) is said on the latter days of Passover. The reason for this is based on the Midrash which relates that whe...
Special prayers of thanksgiving -- Hallel (in its full version) and V'Al HaNissim -- are added to the daily prayers and Grace After Meals on all eight days of Chanukah. Tachnun (confession of sins) and similar prayers are omitted for the duration of trhe ...
Today is the first of the two days of Rosh Chodesh (“Head of the Month”) for the month of Elul (when a month has 30 days, both the last day of the month and the first day of the following month serve as the following month’s Rosh Chodesh). Special portion...
Since Rosh Hashanah is the day of Judgment, every person should be filled with fear and awe at his impending judgment. He should be careful to avoid anything that might bring him to levity or that might distract him from the gravity of this day. So great ...
The Haggadah in Depth, Part 31
A discovery of a songful chant entirely unlike any other, with unique posture, practice and packaging!
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