How to Say the Hallel for Passover

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The Hallel is a Jewish prayer consisting of Psalms 113 through 118. It is recited during Passover and other joyous Jewish holidays. Hallel is usually recited after the Grace after Meals in the Passover Seder service.

  • Recite the special Passover Hallel. The first two Psalms are sung before the Passover meal and the last two are sung after the meal.
  • Lead the Passover Seder. This is a ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover.
  • Raise the second cup at Magid, the fifth part of the Passover Seder.
  • Sing Psalms 113-114 before drinking the second cup of wine. The leader must sing the first part of the psalms and in response, the others mus sing the last part of Psalms 113 and 114.
  • Psalms 115-118 are recited at the 13th part of Passover Seder. Do this before drinking the fourth cup of wine.

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