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 (hä-lāl′, hä′lāl)
n. Judaism
A chant of praise consisting of Psalms 113 through 118, used during Passover and on certain other holidays.

[Hebrew hallēl, song of praise, from hillēl, to praise; see hll in Semitic roots.]


(Hebrew hɑˈlel; Yiddish hɑːˈleɪl)
(Judaism) Judaism a section of the liturgy consisting of Psalms 113–18, read during the morning service on festivals, Chanukah, and Rosh Chodesh
[C18: from Hebrew hallēl, from hellēl to praise]


(ˈhɑ leɪl, hɑˈleɪl)

a Hebrew liturgical prayer consisting of all or part of Psalms 113–118, recited at the beginning of each new month of the Jewish calendar and on various festivals, as Passover and Hanukkah.
[1695–1705; < Hebrew hallēl praise]
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Noun1.Hallel - (Judaism) a chant of praise (Psalms 113 through 118) used at Passover and Shabuoth and Sukkoth and Hanukkah and Rosh Hodesh
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
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The group is frequently called the Final Hallel or Minor Hallel because it consists of Psalms containing praise, she says.
In TB Shabbat 118b, Rabbi Yose says, 'May my lot be with those who complete the Hallel every day.
At the very same seder, or on the following morning in the synagogue, we can actually behold not only the past deliverance, but also the future redemption when we recite the Hallel prayer, as all present sing the praises of God in unison, together with the heavens, the earth, and all the creatures thereof.
But Regev's speech was often punctuated by loud booing, particularly when she invoked, seemingly out of nowhere, the recent terror wave in Israel, and the murder of 13-year-old Hallel Yaffe Ariel.
In the meantime, forces stormed the Hebron village of Bani Naim, which has been under complete blockade since Muhammad Tarayra, 17, stabbed 13-year-old Israeli settlers, identified as Hallel Ariel, to death in Kiryat Arab settlement.
Friends and relatives of Israeli Hallel Yaffa Ariel, a 13-year-old girl who was fatally stabbed by a Palestinian attacker
Malachi Levinger, chairman of Kiryat Arba's governing council, said the assailant climbed a security fence and entered a home where he attacked Hallel Yaffa Ariel, 13.
Before he went to his death on the cross, Jesus prayed Psalm 136, the Great Hallel, a recitation of salvation history with every verse, and every great act of God for humankind punctuated by God's forever mercy.
Abbas Pazuki, the Hallal KFC's Tehran branch manager, told the Tasnim news agency Tuesday that the "misunderstanding" remained over branding; the KFC is part of the Hallel KFC franchise in Turkey, which "comes from Turkey.
This particular Psalm is part of a well-known subset Psalms 113-118, referred to as the Hallel within Jewish tradition, with its words offering "thanksgiving for deliverance in battle" and/or victory from oppressors (May and Metzger 1973, 747), making it a fitting nod to the parallel between the slavery of the ancient Israelites and the slavery of African Americans.
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One tune for Yigdal has the melody as does both the Sephardi prayer for Dew and the melody for Psalm 117 as recited by Sephardim in the Hallel.