Why was " Yehallulu es shaym hashem ..." specifically chosen to be said when we put the Torah back in the Ahron? And why does the shliach tzibur not complete the whole pasuk as is generally required when quoting a pasuk from Tanach?

  • Hi Zev. I made your title a bit more specific. Feel free to change it if it's not accurate.
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    Commented Nov 20, 2022 at 18:28

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The Sefer haRokeah (Taamei B'rachos 319:274) says that his brother Chizkiyah explained that it's because we bow during birchas hatorah and we want to affirm afterwards that we weren't worshipping it but rather Hashem. The Rokeah also says (ibid. 273) that the call-and-response splitting of the passuq, like that of Kedushah, is designed to mimic the heavenly chorus.

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