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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.


Bill Plevan

Bill Plevan holds rabbinic ordination from JTS and recently completed his doctorate in Religion at Princeton University on the thought of German-Jewish philosopher Martin Buber. He currently teaches Jewish thought at HUC and JTS. Bill also served as President of the Board of Matan... Read More →

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

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