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Additions In Teffilah On Chanukah

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

The Daily Halacha Moment - Additions in Teffilah During Chanukah 🕎

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What other additions do we add to our teffilot on Chanukah?


There are several things that we add to our teffilot during chanukah aside from Al HaNissim.

On all eight days of Chanukah, the complete Hallel is recited with a Berachah. [1]

Women are exempt from reciting Hallel on Chanukah. If a Sefardic woman wants to recite Hallel, she may do so without a berachah. [2]

Similarly, on Chanukah, Tachanun, Tzidkatecha, and Tzidduk HaDin are omitted. [3] After reciting the Shir Shel Hayom, one should recite Mizmor Shir Chanukat Habayit. [4]

Adapted From R' Yonatan Nacsons "Laws Of The Holidays"


[1]. Shulchan Aruch 683:1.

[2]. Yabia Omer 6:45; Chazon Ovadia, Chanukah, p. 213; Yechaveh Daat 1:78; Ohr LeTzion, vol. 4, 49:1. See also Minchat Shlomo, Tinyana 58:5 and Kovetz Teshuvot 3:105.

[3]. Rama 683:1.

[4]. Birkei Yosef 693:3; Ben Ish Chai, Ki Tisa 1:17; Halichot Olam, vol. 1, p. 245; Yalkut Yosef, Chanukah, p. 622. See Nehar Mitzrayim, Tefillah §11 and Shemesh U’Magen, vol. 4, O.C. §23.

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