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Judaism Hallelujah

Discussion in 'Interfaith Dialogues' started by Kanwaljit Singh, Oct 15, 2011.

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  1. Kanwaljit Singh

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    Hallelujah, Halleluyah, and the Latin form Alleluia are transliterations of the Hebrew word הללויה (Standard Halleluya, Tiberian Halləlûyāh) meaning "Praise Yah".[

    Source: Wikipedia

    I think Hallelujah has the same place in Judaism as Waheguru in Sikhi.
     
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    Interesting...hadn't thought of it that way before but makes sense. But I guess the practical application will be different.....
     
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    I don't know about how Jews use the term Hallelujah but I've always thought the terms had a similar connotation, too.

    I often sing 'Waheguru' to the tune of the Leonard Cohen song Hallelujah. Same number of syllables. Perhaps it is something to do with naad or something. Got no idea what the actual song is about so apologies, I just like the chorus!

    KD Lang sings Hallelujah @ The Logies May 2010 - YouTube
     
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    Hehe I was searching for the Word only after listening to the same song :)
     
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    Psalm 150


    • v1 *Hallelujah!
      Shout, "You are the best" to God the *LORD.
      Do it in his *temple. Do it in the skies.

    • v2 Shout, "You are the best" to him because he is very strong.
      Shout, "You are the best" to him because he is very powerful.

    • v3 Sing, "You are the best" to him with music.
      Use *horns and *harps and *guitars.

    • v4 Sing, "You are the best" to him with music.
      Use dancing and *drums, *strings and *pipes.

    • v5 Sing, "You are the best" to him with music.
      Use big and small *cymbals.

    • v6 Everything that is alive, shout to the *LORD, "You are the best".
      *Hallelujah!


    Source: http://webcache.googleusercontent.c...pose+hallelujah+jews&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=au
     
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    Leonard Cohen is one of my favourite singers. I have seen his concerts many times. A great poet too.I introduced him to my daughter Jaskeerat when she was a teenager and she loves him too.
     
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    Haleluyah

    If you visit a Moslem or Yemenite Jewish or Sefardic wedding, you will hear the women "lalalalallala" covering their mouths shouting. The Ethiopian Christians also did this when King Halisalasi would enter.

    Halel means to shout like this

    Halelu is the command for you (plural) to do this

    Yah is the shortened version of Yhwh tetragrammatation name of God.
     
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    As Harsimiritkaur has said, 'Hallelujah' in translation is really saying: 'shout ye praise to Yah'. As such, the word really comes a little closer to 'Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal' than to 'Waheguru', although both are expressions of praise.
     
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