Re: Nusah Ari

Lipman Podolsky (
Mon, 17 Mar 1997 13:24:32 +0200 (GMT+0200)

Michael Benstock wrote:
<< I wonder if any experts on the Ari's nusah of prayer can enlighten me as
to the vocalistation of the words "liz'man" in the birkat z'man (blessing
for a joyful moment) and "biz'man" in the birkat hannisim (blessing for
miracles). Both forms seem to be grammatically incorrect and do not seem to
be based on any Ashkenazi or Sephardi siddur. The version in other siddurim
has the demonstrative adjective agreeing correctly with the definite noun. >>

The Mishna Berura in Hilchos( Laws of ) Chanuka paskens (rules) that we
should say Shehecheyanu with a Chirik under the lamed - lizman. But this is
not the common practice.

Lipman Podolsky