Al HaNissim

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Al HaNissim alternatively V'al HaNissim[1] ([ו]עַל הַנִסִּים‎, "[and] on the miracles") is an addition to the Amidah and Birkat Hamazon on Hanukkah and Purim. On both holidays, it starts off with a short paragraph, beginning with the words for which it is named. After that, each holiday has a unique paragraph, describing the events for which that day is celebrated.[2]

Al HaNissim on Yom Ha'atzmaut[edit]

Various rabbis endorsed the recitation of Al Hanisim on Yom Ha'atzmaut, and even penned unique versions of this prayer, although this practice is not universally accepted. The first to publish a version of Al Hanisim for Yom Ha'atzmaut was Rabbi Ezra Zion Melamed.[3]


  1. ^ Nulman, Macy. "Al Hanisim: Concerning the Miracles". Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Chanukah in a New Light By Isaac Hutner, Pinchas Stolper, page 24
  3. ^ see more about this in the parallel entry in Hebrew wikipedia & wikisource. See also: Halakhic Permissibility of the recitation of Al Hanisim on Yom Haatzmaut