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On Pesach night, following Beis Hillel we break up Hallel between חלמיש למעינו מים and לא לנו.

This is in the middle of a parsha, according to the Keter (navigate to Psalms --> From 114_2 to 118_1) and Leningrad (direct link to the page).

Why break in the middle of a parsha?


* This is one of the only two places in Tehillim where the Christian chapter divisions deviate from our Mesorah. The other is that we divide their chapter 119 into 22 parshiyot, one for each letter.

  • Is there a problem, per se, of breaking mid-Parsha? – DonielF Apr 22 at 14:27
  • Note this is a Machloket Tannaim where to break – Double AA Apr 22 at 14:30
  • @DoubleAA are you saying the Keter etc. are following Beis Shammai? – Heshy Apr 22 at 14:31
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    I've always thought that this indicates a unity of Hallel at the Seder. In some way, splitting in the middle of a chapter is the best way of unifying the two halves. We aren't reading two separate pieces at different times. We are just interrupting in the middle temporarily. – Double AA Apr 22 at 14:50

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