A variation of a Hebrew word, Allelujah, which means Praise the Lord. "After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power to the Lord our God!" (Rev. 19:1).
Hallelujah, Halleluyah, or Alleluia, is a transliteration of the Hebrew word ×”Ö·×œÖ°Ö¼×œ×•Ö¼×™Ö¸×”Ö¼ (Standard Hebrew HallÉ™luya, Tiberian Hebrew HallÉ™lÃ»yÄh) meaning "[Let us] praise (×”Ö·×œÖ°Ö¼×œ×•Ö¼) Jah (Yah) (×™Ö¸×”Ö¼)" (Sometimes rendered as "Praise (×”Ö·×œÖ°Ö¼×œ×•Ö¼) [the] LORD (×™Ö¸×”Ö¼)or God"). It is found mainly in the book of Psalms. It has been accepted into the English language.
Hallelujah (Hebrew script: ×”×œ×œ×•×™×”) was the winning song of the Eurovision Song Contest 1979, performed in Hebrew by Gali Atari and Milk & Honey for Israel. This was the third occasion on which the previous year's host country had won the Contest (Spain and Luxembourg had achieved the feat before this) and there would be one more such occasion to date (Ireland winning three times in a row). Unusually, Israel would neither host nor compete in the next Contest, due to its scheduling coinciding with the national Holocaust rememberance day.
"Hallelujah" was a song from Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration, a Grammy award winning Reprise Records concept album. The all-star gospel song "Hallelujah" was a soulful re-interpretation of Joseph Handel's well-known piece "Hallelujah", performed by a choir of all-star singers including The Clark Sisters, Tramaine Hawkins, Daryl Coley, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Stevie Wonder, Take 6, Richard Smallwood, Commissioned, and many more. The song was arranged and produced by Mervyn Warren.
The original Hallelujah film is about African-American sharecroppers. It was made in 1929 by King Vidor, and is considered by many film buffs to be ahead of its time. Its treatment of African-Americans is a sharp contrast to the fear and racism displayed in Birth of a Nation, which came out about the same time.
The Chinese Elm U. parvifolia cultivar Hallelujah is one of three American introductions made circa 1992 that were selected for their cold hardiness (USA zone 4 tolerant). Hallelujah is known to have withstood - 37 deg Cel. (- 35 deg. F) in Missouri.