- Rabbi Yitzhak : Hallel is not recited on a miracle that took place in the Diaspora.
- Rav Nahman: The public reading of the megillah on Purim is considered the Hallel of the day.
- Rava: While the miracle of the Exodus from Egypt was a full redemption, inasmuch as the Children of Israel left the service of Pharaoh and became the servants of God (see Tehillim 113:1), even after the miracle of Purim the people remained the servants of Ahashveirosh.
The Maharsha suggests that the idea that Hallel is not recited on Diaspora miracles stems from the passage in Sefer (11:12), which describes the Land of Israel as “a land which the LORD thy God careth for; the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.” Thus, the miracles of the Land of Israel are performed directly by God and not by one of His messengers. The Minhat Hinukh suggests that it is because Hallel is only recited over a miracle that affected the entire Jewish People, and only a miracle that took place in Israel can be seen as fulfilling that requirement.