Al HaNissim alternatively V'al HaNissim ([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.
Al HaNissim on Yom Ha'atzmaut
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.
- Nulman, Macy. "Al Hanisim: Concerning the Miracles". myjewishlearning.com. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
- Chanukah in a New Light By Isaac Hutner, Pinchas Stolper, page 24
- 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