Lesson 26- A Tale of Two Hallels: Similarities and Differences Creating the Narrative in Book V

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Mizmorim 113-118 (Egyptian Hallel) and 135-136 (Great Hallel) Why are there two Hallel collections and why are they not placed together as one unit? What can we learn from their specific locations before and after Mizmorim 119-134? The Egyptian Hallel describes the Exodus and anticipated journey to Yerushalayim; the Great Hallel reflects the universal dream of Israel’s life in the Land of Israel amidst the nations of the world. The break between these wonderful Hallels by the praise of the Torah (Mizmor 119) and the Shirei HaMaalot (120-134) precisely emphasizes the progression from particularity of the Jewish nation to its universal messages for other nations. The entire collection of Mizmorim from 113-136 tells the story...

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Learning on the Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah site is sponsored today l'zecher nishmas Rav Dovid Lifshitz ZT'L whose yahrzeit was the 9th of Tammuz, by a talmid