al hanisim

Pronunciations

al hanisim (ahl ha-NEE-sim) listen
al hanisim (ahl ha-NEE-seem) listen

Definitions

Example Sentences

  • "Since Al Hanisim serves as an expression of thanksgiving, it is most fitting that it is placed into the benediction called Hoda’ah (“Thanksgiving”)." (source)

  • "...and remember to add Al ha-Nisim for Purim." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • על הניסים al hanisim 'about the miracles'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      al ha-nisim, al hannisim, al hanissim, al ha-nissim, al hannissim

Notes

  • Some more-liberal Zionist groups have written an Al HaNisim for Yom Ha'atsma'ut, Israeli Independence Day.

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