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Easy Fast - Every year as Yom Kippur approaches, I get into an anxiety mode. I have a really hard time fasting without food or water for an entire day. I try to eat a huge meal right before the fast, but it only... More
What is the Purpose of Fasting? - Why do we fast? What function does it serve in our spiritual life? How can being hungry and thirsty help us connect? More
Why Fast? - My daughter, a preschool teacher, has a child in her class with sickle cell anemia who is presently in the hospital. Yesterday she visited the hospital and was instrumental in cheering up the child. She... More

Tzom Gedalia

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10th of Tevet

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Fast of Esther

Exemptions from Fasting - I tend to get bad headaches when I fast. Am I obligated to fast on the Fast of Esther? Likewise, I have a friend who is pregnant. What is her status? More

17th Tammuz

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Yom Kippur

Priest on a Rope - I heard something about tying a rope to the High Priest in the Holy Temple. What was that all about? More
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