Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Adding Al Hanisim to Birkat Hamazon during Hanukkah

Adding Al Hanisim to Birkat Hamazon during Hanukkah

Day: Wednesday
Date: December 21, 2016
Parshat: Vayeshev
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 682

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During Hanukkah, Al Hanisim is added to Birkat Hamazon. It is said just before "Al Hakol Amonai Elokeinu Anahanu Modim Lach." A person who forgot to say it at that point can go back and say it as long as he hasn't yet said Hashem's name at the end of that beracha. After that point, the proper procedure is to wait until the Harahamans and to say "Harahaman Hu Ya'Aseh Imanu Nisim Veniflaot Kemo She'asah La'Avoteinu Bayamim Hahem Baziman Hazeh, and then continue with "Bimey Matityah Ben Yohanan..."
When saying Al Hamihyah, no mention of Hanukkah is made. A person who added his own mention of Hanukkah however, does not need to say the beracha again

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