(həlāl`, hăl`ĕl) [Heb.,=praise], in Judaism, Psalms 113 to 118, sung every morning of Hanukkah, at the Passover service, and at the morning service of most major Jewish holidays as an expression of joy and thanksgiving.
Moreover, love of Handel was not only personal with us; we often heard Hallel (Psalms 113-118) on Pessach, Shavuot, Sukkot, in synagogue, to a tune from Judas Maccabaeus; this was sung in Berlin synagogues also, but Halle was special.
These two verses, to which some communities add Psalm 79: 25, Lamentations 3: 66 and various others, serve as an introduction to the second part of Hallel, recited after the meal and beginning with, `Not unto us, O Lord .
Sir, - On Radio 5 Live Mira Bar Hallel, a respected professional property journalist and consumer champion as Editor of Property Which admitted that she thought the Government's suggested cost of pounds 350 for a starter pack to be provided by the vendor on the sale of a residential property was low.
It is conceivable (though even this is hypothetical) that in pre-exilic times there was such a welcoming, at which Psalm 118 was sung;(44) but from rabbinic literature we know only that the Hallel Psalms 113-18 were sung in the temple as part of the liturgy at various festivals.
With the Israelis murdered this week by Palestinian terrorists13-year-old Hallel Ariel, stabbed in her sleep, or Michael Mark, father of 10, shot in his car with his wife and children by his sideit's also time to bury the bloated corpse of the Palestinian national movement.
The Four Species are waved in six directions: east, west, north, south, up and down during the Hallel prayer and then carried in a march around the synagogue for the Hoshanna ("Save us") prayer each morning of the holiday excepting the Sabbath.