Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Hallel on Hanukkah

Hallel on Hanukkah

Day: Tuesday
Date: December 4, 2018
Parshat: Miketz
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 683

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During shaharit everyday of Hanukkah we say the complete hallel with a beracha including the parts normally left out on Rosh Hodesh. After hallel is finished another beracha is said in closing. As is usually the case when starting and ending with a beracha, amen is answered to one's own beracha at the end of hallel. One who forgot to say the beracha before hallel can say it at any point during hallel that he remembers and continue from where he is up to. If he remembered to say the beracha but after finishing hallel realized that he forgot to add the two extra paragraphs he goes back and says it all again from the beginning without a new beracha. If he is not sure whether or not he said everything, he does not repeast anything.
Even though women are also required to light the hanukkiah, they are not required to say hallel during Hanukkah just like they are not required to say hallel during other holidays. A woman who wants to say hallel even though she is not required, does not say a beracha. Generally Ashkenazi women say a beracha on mitzvot such as sukkah, lulav, and others even though they are not obligated. However, even they should not say a beracha on hallel since it involves speaking only and no action.

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