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Since al hanissim has not been said for an entire year, it is obligatory to daven it, at least the first time it is said, from a siddur, and not by heart.

This week, at seudah shlishis, when bentching, say retzei and not al hanissim.

The Beis HaMikdash was still standing–yet the Yevanim desecrated it without physically destroying it. Let’s relate to the essence of the name of the upcoming days –Chanukah, Chanukas HaBayis, Chanukas HaMizbe’ach–to rededicate ourselves to the holiness of our Mikdash Me’aht!