Which benchers include the line: "harachaman hu yivareich et medinat yisrael, reishit tzmichat geulateinu"?

Which include a harachaman for chayalei Tzahal or for peace between bnei Sarah and bnei Hagar?

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    Edited to be more clear and specific in line with guidelines
    – Saul Tobin
    May 16, 2014 at 5:45
  • I've seen both Sarah/Hagar and Yishmael/Yizhak. Do you not want to know about the second? May 16, 2014 at 17:48
  • Interesting. I've never seen the latter.
    – Saul Tobin
    May 16, 2014 at 22:16
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    These lines appear (with variations) in Reform Zionist youth movements' versions of Birkat ha-Mazon. See in PDF downloadable here (on second page), and listed in differences from the traditional Birkat ha-Mazon in PDF here. The former has the Sarah/Hagar version, and the latter mentions the Yishmael/Yizhak one. They differ from the traditional Birkat ha-Mazon in more significant ways, as well.
    – Tamir Evan
    May 17, 2014 at 18:58

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The beautiful (in my opinion) Koren Birkon contains the "Harachaman"s for both the State of Israel and the Israeli Defense Forces. Here's a photo of the page that has them:

Snapshot from the Koren Birkon

  • You mean Birkon Koren?
    – WAF
    Jun 17, 2014 at 2:19
  • Just being pedantic about syntax.
    – WAF
    Jun 17, 2014 at 2:59

My experience with printing benchers for occasions is that there are printers that customize the content for not very much money per bencher. So take a bencher that you kept from an occation that has a reasonably close Nusach to what you want (e.g. Ashkenaz, etc.) call the number printed on it, and ask them. If they don't do that level of customization, it is quite likely they know someone who does.

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