Sunday, December 2, 2018

Al Hanisim

Al Hanisim

Day: Sunday
Date: December 2, 2018
Parshat: Miketz
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 682

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Beginning with the first night of Hanukah and continuing until the end of the holiday we add Al Hanisim to all of our amidot and to Birkat Hamazon. A person who forgot to say "Al Hanisim" in its proper place in the amida but 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, it Al Hanisim is 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 Hanukkah has nevertheless fulfilled his obligation and does not go back.
Al Hanisim is added to Birkat Hamazon just before "Al Hakol Amonai Elokeinu Anahnu 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 Hanukah is made. A person who added his own mention of Hanukah however, does not need to say the beracha again

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