Hallel definition

  • noun:
    • Judaism A chant of compliments comprising Psalms 113 through 118, used during Passover as well as on particular other breaks.
    • In Jewish ritual, the hymn of praise, from the original with all the word halleluiah, ‘Praise ye god,’ and composed of Psalms cxiii. to cxviii. inclusive, chanted in temple as the Passover lambs had been being slain, and in addition at Passover supper.
    • (Judaism) a chant of compliments (Psalms 113 through 118) used at Passover and Shabuoth and Sukkoth and Hanukkah and Rosh Hodesh

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