Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Tetzaveh (Zachor) & Purim 5777

Tefilla Halacha

“Al hanissim” is NOT as “obligatory“ as “yaaleh v’yavo”. Thus, this Shabbos, when you eat seudah shlishis, it doesn’t matter what your eating habits are: Just say “retzei” in bentching, and notal hanissim”.

But out of habit, we will anyway not say “tzidkoschoh tzedek” at Shabbos minchah.

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  • al hanissim: all the nissim, including Vashti’s tzara’as, Esther’s being chosen; Haman falling onto Esther’s bed-and many many more. All the nissim nistarim.
  •  v’al hapurkan: not so clear – purkan from what? The word usually refers to some sort of freedom attained. Maybe it became less embarrassing to be Jewish-and adaraba(see Esther 8:17)
  •  v’al hagevuros: the nitzachon in the milchamos (see Esther 9:2)
  •  v’al hateshuos: being saved from Haman’s decree of certain death
  •  v’al hamilchamos: perhaps this adds to hagevuros the very fact that this was part of the larger Amaleik war.