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Hallel: Rosh Chodesh Kislev V

“All you nations; Praise God!
Sing compliments, all you peoples!
For His kindness overpowers us,
and God’s Truth is forever.

Chanukah is a time of “Hoda’ah,” expressions of gratitude that reflect the glory of the good we have received. Hoda’ah is always measured by its ability to inspire others to join us in praising God: “Nodeh” of benching is followed by, “Yitbarach shimcha b’fi kol chai,” all living things will praise Your Name.” Modim of Amidah is followed by, “V’chol Ha’Chaim,” all living things joining us in glorifying God’s Name.

It is consistent that the holiday of Hoda’ah is also a time of “Pirsumei Nissa,” sharing the miracle.

We sing this paragraph of the Hallel as a prayer that the gratitude expressed in the previous paragraph (Hallel – Rosh Chodesh Kislev IV) succeeds in inspiring all the nations of the world to glorify God.

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