Psalms 113-118 constitute the Hallel (Praise). These psalms focus on Hashem’s saving power and are used during Pesach, Shavuos, Sukkos, and Chanukah to praise Him for various aspects of His saving power.

There is something very natural about saying Hallel, praising Hashem for His kindness. The very word “Jew” is an adaptation of the Hebrew word Yehudi, which means “praiser.” David HaMelech says in T’hilim, “Give thanks to the Lord, call out in His name; make His deeds known among the nations… Sing to Him, play music to Him, speak of all His wonders.” There are many sources in T’hilim that speak about thanking and praising as a means of prayer.

Whenever we need salvation or want to connect to Hashem, we can do so with gratitude! Thanking Hashem for the seemingly bad or for the good will strengthen our emunah and change our life forever! When Hashem sees that a person is grateful for every situation (even those that don’t look good in his eyes) Hashem says, “I will show you what really good is, so you can thank me even more!” It then opens up a different and higher pipeline filled with an abundance of miracles for praise and all of mankind.

According to the teaching of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, “Before we make any request, we praise the Master of the Universe. We praise Him for the beauty of the world He has made. We praise Him for rescuing the widow, the orphan, and the oppressed. We praise Him for the simple things, the lowly things, the everyday things that go unnoticed. In that way, we are bringing Him into our world, and our prayers have an effect in this world” (Maamar Lehavin Inyan haRashbi).

List of People Who Need a r’fuah sh’leimah (a complete recovery)

Please recite Psalms 20, 30, 88, 121, and 130.


Yisrael ben Raizel Shoshanah Miriam

Eliyahu ben Rachel

Robert ben Mazal

Yosef Yehudah ben Devorah

David ben Maya

Yosef Meir ben Malkah Charna

Amir ben Azar Avivah

Binyamin Nesanel ben Brachah Tovah

Eliyahu ben Zoya

Eliyahu ben Sophie

Lavi Rafael ben Olga

Moshe Reuven ben Sima Taybela

Yitzchak ben Rachel Shifrah

Shalom Reuven ben Shima

Shia Hersh ben Surel

Baruch Bendit ben Chanah Gitel

Chai Yitzchak ben Esther Rivkah

Moshe Reuven ben Sima Taybela

Yosef Gideon Yaakov ben Peninah

Rafael ben Sonyah Sarah

Tinok ben Shiran

Leah bas Michal

Chayah Esther bas Barba

Esther bas Rachel

Tovah Yocheved bas Esther Bukas

Ruchamah Perel Malkah Leah bas Chanah Serel

Esther Hadassah bas Devorah

Tziporah bas Fruma

Behnaz Chayah bas Yafah

Chayah Rivkah bas Yocheved Kayla

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