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noun - plural:

  • hallel: hallels
  • Hallel: Hallels

  1. (Judaism) a chant of praise (Psalms 113 through 118) used at Passover and Shabuoth and Sukkoth and Hanukkah and Rosh Hodesh
    • domain: Judaism
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • instance of: chant = a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone


"Hallel" is a book by Moshe Bamberger.

  • also known as "Hallel: song of praise and thanksgiving: halachah, history, hashkafah, and commentary"


Hallel of pesukei dezimra a selection of six psalms recited as part of pesukei dezimra — the introduction the daily morning service. This "Hallel" is specifically Ashrei followed by Psalms 146-150. The term Hallel without a qualifier general refers to Psalms 113-118 which are recited only of festivals; for this reason the Hallel of pesukei dezimra is also known as the "daily Hallel".

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Google previewThe Interpreter (1905)

Hallel is the Hebrew verb meaning to praise. The plural imperative — praise ye — is Hallelu ; add the name Jah, which is a shortened form of Jehovah, and you have the word which for well nigh 3,000 years has been the ejaculation of praise ...

Google previewRevelation in Context (2006)

by Irene Belyeu

as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reignetk " This passage in Revelation is the Great New Testament Mattel The Hallel is the praise of God sung by worshippers.

Google previewDictionary of Jewish Lore & Legend (1991)

by Alan Unterman

hallel (Hebrew for 'praise') A group of PSALMS (113–18) praising God, remembering the Exodus and expressing the hope in divine salvation, which are sung on festivals and new moon days. At the new moon a shorter form of the ...

Google previewA Popular Dictionary of Judaism (2013)

by Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok, Dan Cohn-Sherbok

HALLEL *Psalms 113–118. The Hallel is chanted on the *festivals of *Passover, * Sukkot and *Hanukkah. It is mentioned in the *Talmud as being incorporated into the *synagogue liturgy from an early period. At the *Passover *seder it is ...

Google previewYoung Reader's Bible Dictionary (2011)

by Peg Augustine

Psalms 120-36 were called the Great Hallel. Psalms 113-18, called the Egyptian Hallel, ...

Google previewDictionary of Jewish Terms (2011)

A Guide to the Language of Judaism by Ronald L. Eisenberg

Hallel (praise). The recital of six psalms (113-118) immediately after the morning Amidah, which is the hallmark of the festival liturgy. Expressing thanksgiving and joy for Divine redemption, they are recited on each festival and to commemorate ...

Google previewThe New Jewish Encyclopedia (1976)

by David Bridger, Samuel Wolk

HALLEL Word meaning "praise," used in the Talmud as a term for a group of ...

Google previewThe Jewish Encyclopedia: Philipson-Samoscz (1909)

by Isidore Singer, Cyrus Adler

HALLEL; “tefillah” ( prayer); “shir” (song); “mizmor” (psalm); “neginah" (melody); “nazeah" (to play on an ...

Google previewHolman QuickSource Bible Dictionary (2005)

by Holman Bible Editorial Staff

HALLEL Songof praise. The name derives fromthe Hebrew “Praise Thou.” The singing of psalms of praise was a special duty of the Levites (2 Chron.7:6; Ezra3: 11).

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Special explanation of Hallel / Tehillim, with the Tolna Rebbe Hoshanah Rabbah Seudah Sukkot 5774

Scrabble value of H4A1L1L1E1L1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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