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Sunday, February 16 • 8:30am - 9:45am
Not Adding Insult to Injury: A Closer Look at the Partial Hallel

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Have you ever wondered why on Pesach (Passover) and Rosh Chodesh (the new month) we omit certain passages from the recitation of the Hallel prayer (known as chatzi-Hallel, or partial Hallel)? And why are those passages omitted? Together we will explore the Talmud's explanation and explore the text of Hallel itself to understand the rabbinic teaching to limit our joy and praise of God in the face of the downfall of others.


William Plevan

Bill Plevan is completing his doctorate at Princeton University writing a dissertation on the Jewish philosophy of Martin Buber. He is President of Matan, an organization dedicated to creating inclusive Jewish learning in Jewish communal life. A native New Yorker, he lives in Manhattan with his wife Sara Shapiro-Plevan and their son Ariel. The three of them are competing to see who can enjoy Limmud more.

Sunday February 16, 2014 8:30am - 9:45am
Aspen I & II

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