In this eight week course we will study the Psalms of Hallel and sources from the Mishna, Talmud and Halachic Codes to learn about the practice of reciting Hallel.

Introduction To Psalms of Hallel

Introduction To Study Process

Psalms in Jewish Liturgy

(Ashkenazic (European) tradition)

Daily Shahrit (Morning Service)

            Shir Shel Yom (Psalm of the Day) (Mishnah Tamid 7:4)

                        Psalm 24

                        Psalm 48

                        Psalm 82

                        Psalm 94

                        Psalm 81

                        Psalm 93

                        Psalm 92

            Psalm 30 – Mizmor Shir Hanukat HaBayit LeDavid (also for Hanukah)

            Pesukei DeZimra (Passages of Song)

                        Psalm 100 (not on Shabbat)

                        “Hallel shebechol Yom” “Everyday Praise” (Shabbat 118b):

Psalm 145 – Ashrei

                        Psalm 146

                                    Psalm 147

                                    Psalm 148

                        Psalm 149

                                    Psalm 150

            Tachanun – Psalm 6 (not on Shabbat)

            Psalm 20 (not on Shabbat)

Kabbalat Shabbat (Eve of the Sabbath)

            Psalm 95

            Psalm 96

            Psalm 97

            Psalm 98

            Psalm 99

            Psalm 29

                        (Lecha Dodi)

            Psalm 92

            Psalm 93

Shabbat Shahrit (Morning of the Sabbath)

Pesukei DeZimra (Passages of Song)

                        Psalm 19

                        Psalm 34

                        Psalm 90

                        Psalm 91

                        Psalm 135

                        Psalm 136 (“the Great Hallel”)

                        Psalm 33

                        Psalm 92
Psalm 93

                        Plus “Hallel shebechol Yom”

Shabbat afternoon customs (winter)

            Psalm 104 (Psalm for Rosh Hodesh)

            Shirei HaMaalot – Psalms 120-134

Festivals

            Hallel (“The Egyptian Hallel” – Pesachim 117) – Psalms 113-118

Yamim Noraim (High Holidays) and beyond

            Psalm 27 – from the first of Elul until Hoshanah Rabbah

            Psalm 130 – between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

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