What do we say differently on khol hamoed (specifically khol hamoed Pesakh, but an answer for Sukkot would be nice too) in birkhat hamazon aside from ya’ale v’yavo? For example, do we say Shir Hama’alot? Do we say “הרחמן הוא ינחילנו שכלו טוב”? Do we say “magdil” or “migdol”?

  • One should say Al Neharot Bavel before benching after a meal and on days when there’s no tachanun one should say Shir HaMaalot BeShuv Hashem instead. The minhag is to say Shir HaMaalot at Seudot mitzvah as well. halachipedia.com/index.php?title=Zimmun#Shir_HaMaalot – rosends Apr 3 '18 at 15:54
  • Who is "we"? Are you asking about any practice or that of a particular community? AFAIK according to everyone you only need to say the 4 blessings with the addition of Yaaleh veYavo. – Double AA Apr 3 '18 at 15:57
  • Ashkenazi I guess, but I wouldn’t have thought there would be different customs on the matter. – Sam Miller Apr 3 '18 at 15:58
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    That’s better. That way anyone with the question in the future can know. – Sam Miller Apr 3 '18 at 16:25

Mishna Berura OC 490:5 paskens not to say the special Harachaman on Chol Hamoed.

We also say Shir Hamaalos (various sources here) and Migdol as per מגן אברהם סימן קפט סק"א

I'll edit in the actual sources on the other two when I come back.


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