Thursday, March 22, 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
An integral part of the Haggadah is the recitation of Hallel comprised of five paragraphs from Psalms. The Hallel begins with the introductory paragraph,”Therefore it is our duty to thank, praise… from slavery to freedom, from sadness to joy, from mourning to festivity, from darkness to great light. Let us/We will therefore recite a new song before Him, Hallelukah.” Immediately following, we recite the first two paragraphs of the Hallel/Praise. This section then concludes with the final words of the blessing, “Go’al Yisroel/Who has redeemed Israel.” We continue the Seder with the Matzah, the bitter herbs, and the festive meal, and conclude with the last three paragraphs of Hallel and Nirtzah/Accept [our observance].