Definitions for hallelˈhɑ leɪl, hɑˈleɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Hal•lelˈhɑ leɪl, hɑˈleɪl(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Judaism

Origin of Hallel:

1695–1705; < Heb hallēl praise

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hallel(noun)

    (Judaism) a chant of praise (Psalms 113 through 118) used at Passover and Shabuoth and Sukkoth and Hanukkah and Rosh Hodesh


  1. Hallel

    Hallel is a Jewish prayer—a verbatim recitation from Psalms 113-118, which is used for praise and thanksgiving that is recited by observant Jews on Jewish holidays.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Hallel

    name given to Psalms cxiii.-cxviii. chanted by the Jews at their great annual festivals.


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