Rosh Hashana: Why Don’t We Recite Hallel?

Posted by Daniel Landes on September 6, 2015
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Rosh Hashana

In this week’s Podcast, Rabbi Daniel Landes discusses Rosh Hashana and Hallel. As we greet a year with great trails and challenges, we ask the following question. Rosh Hashana is a festival and therefore should be joyous. Why then don’t we recite the joyous Hallel?

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About Daniel Landes

Born in Chicago, Danny studied in Chicago with Rabbi M.B. Sacks, the Menachem Tzion; in Israel with Reb Aryeh Levin, the Tzadik of Jerusalem, with the great mystic R. Zvi Yehudah Kook, and with the Chief Rabbi R. Avrum Shapiro. In New York he studied with the Rav, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik; and in Los Angeles with the Av Beit Din R. Shmuel Katz (on whose rabbinical court he served).

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