The Gemarah (Rosh Hashanah 34b) says that pausing during Hallel might invalidate one's recitation. Presumably (though maybe not) talking during Hallel is also problematic.

May one speak during the part of Hallel recited after Birchas Hamazon at the seder?

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    Can you indicate why you might think it is prohibited? After all, we do Rochtza, Motzi, Matza, Maror, Korech, Shulchan Orech, Tzafun and Barech in the middle of the Hallel at the Seder. People usually talk during some of those and it certainly is a pause. – Double AA Apr 1 '14 at 14:14
  • I'll second the first sentence of @DoubleAA's comment. (The "After all" part of his comment may not have occurred to you, but there must be some reason you're asking whether it's prohibited.) – msh210 Apr 1 '14 at 19:35
  • We don't seem to paskin like that Gemara though. mechon-mamre.org/i/3a03.htm#9 – Double AA Apr 1 '14 at 20:14
  • @DoubleAA Still, the word "יצא" may have the connotation of bedieved. – Ypnypn Apr 1 '14 at 20:15
  • If that is your argument you should clarify that in the question, preferably with citations of later authorities than the Rambam as well. – Double AA Apr 1 '14 at 20:17

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