Rosh Chodesh Av: Day of Hallel or Day of Mourning?

August 8, 2019
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The Gemara teaches that when Av begins we diminish our joy. Yet at the same time, we recite Hallel, a joyous prayer, on Rosh Chodesh Av. What is the nature of the day?

Recorded at OU Israel’s L’Ayla Rosh Chodesh Av 5779 Women’s Event sponsored in memory of Mrs Linda Pruwer-Brachfeld, מרת חיה סאשא בת ר’ יוסף הלל.
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