On Shabbos, we say the long Hodu L'Hashem Ki Tov. The minhag is to stand.

What is the reason for this?

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    Welcome to MiYodeya Subara. Hope to see you around!
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    Commented Dec 26, 2017 at 4:54
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    Hi Subara, and as @mbloch said, welcome to Mi Yodeya. I've edited your post a bit. Here on Mi Yodeya we try our best to not use yeshivish or "jargon" so users who aren't familiar with the terms can learn easily. Also, there is not reason to put a dash in Hashem. Hashem literally means "the Name" and has no kedushah (holiness). Lastly, if you don't like the edits I made feel free to rollback. I look forward to seeing you around.
    – ezra
    Commented Dec 26, 2017 at 4:58

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Rav Yaakov Bieler suggests we stand during Hodu (Tehillim 136) because it is called Hallel HaGadol (Pesachim 118a) and parallels Hallel which is said standing. See Sefaria Shulchan Aruch OC 422:7:

מִצְוַת קְרִיאַת הַלֵּל מְעֻמָּד. The mitzvah of reciting Hallel is [done] standing. .


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