Not All Opposites Are the Same

Dena Weiss

Mechon Hadar's Tefillah Toolkit takes a prayer or a section of a service from Jewish liturgy and explores it from three perspectives: content, meaning, and music. Together as a package, we explore what the prayer is about, what it means to pray it, and how to get a community praying it together.

Dena Weiss asks: With all the dramatic contrasts in Hallel—that God takes us from death to life, and slavery to freedom—why is the contrast of night and day never mentioned?