Saturday, November 28, 2009

Half-Hallel for Rosh Chodesh


Rosh Chodesh does not technically warrant recitation of Hallel; Hillel is reserved for days with special sanctity, when acts of melachah are prohibited.

Nonetheless, by custom we do recite Hallel. To distinguish between this customary Hallel and other, obligatory recitations, we omit two paragraphs from this Hallel, creating what we term חצי הלל, Half-Hallel.

(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 422:2; Mishneh Berurah 422:12)

Have a great day,

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