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hallel (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.

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Hallel. Psalms 113–18. The full Hallel is chanted in synagogue on the first day of Passover, on Sukkot and on Ḥanukkah. It is also recited in two parts during the Passover seder.

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Hallel a portion of the service for certain Jewish festivals, consisting of Psalms 113–118. The word comes from Hebrew hallēl ‘praise’.

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