Monday, December 7, 2015

Saying Al Hanisim in the Amida

Saying Al Hanisim in the Amida
Day: Monday
Date: December 7, 2015
Parshat: Miketz
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 682

Starting from the first night of Hanukkah and continuing until the end of the holiday we say Al Hanisim in all of our amidot and in Birkat Hamazon. A person who forgot to say "Al Hanisim" in its proper place in the amida and remembered before saying "Baruch ata HaShem" to end off Modim goes back and says "Modim anahnu lach, Al Hanisim etc." and continues from there. Once he says the words "Baruch ata HaShem" however, he does not go back to Al Hanisim. Instead, or if he only remembered after saying the beracha, it should be said at the end of Elokai Netzor. There also he says "Modim anahnu lach Al Hanisim.." A person who accidentally said the insert for Purim instead of Hannuka has fulfilled his obligation and does not go back.

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