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Sukkah 38: What If You Don’t Know How to Say Hallel?

The case of a traveler on Sukkot who doesn’t have a lulav with him – when and how should he take the lulav? What about anyone who doesn’t take a lulav in the morning? The degree of urgency to go take the lulav will depend on how late in the day it is. And, of course, this case is only relevant for chol hamoed. Also, the case of a slave, woman, or child reciting Hallel, and a man repeating after any of them, or responding to them – that works, but is not laudable. Note the variety as to how Hallel was said. Plus, can one fulfill the requirement of Hallel if you didn’t even respond? Also, the story of Yoshiyahu to support the halakhic conclusion.

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Anne and Yardaena

Anne Gordon is the deputy editor of Ops & Blogs at The Times of Israel. She is a veteran educator, having taught in high school and post-high school institutions in Israel and America for several decades. Yardaena Osband is a pediatrician and teaches in her community and online. They both hail from Boston, proud alumna of Maimonides School, where they first learned Gemara. Talking Talmud is their conversation (via podcast) on the daf yomi. They say: "Learning the daf? We have something for you to think about. Not learning the daf? We have something for you to think about! (Along with a taste of the daf...) Join the conversation with us!"
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