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Al HaNissim: (lit. “and for the miracles”); the opening phrase of a passage included in the daily prayers and the grace after meals on Chanukah and Purim, thankfully acknowledging the miracles G-d wrought on those days
Intermediate Talmud: Tractate Shabbat, Lesson 26
The Talmud queries regarding the need to praise and thank G-d for the Chanukah miracles when reciting the Grace-After-Meal. Learn the underlying logic and details for where and when we mention the Al Hanissim prayer.
Intermediate Talmud: Tractate Shabbat, Lesson 27
The Talmud questions whether it’s fitting to mention Chanukah in the extra Mussaf prayer recited on Shabbat and/or Rosh Chodesh during Chanukah. Different supporting arguments and proofs are suggested in attempt to resolve this issue.
The mostly unknown reason for why Chanukah is the festival of lights.
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