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A Meaningful Fast

Why do we fast on Yom Kippur?

Published: September 21, 2009

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Visitor Comments: 10

(10) Anonymous, September 12, 2010 10:50 PM

Very thought provoking. I never thought about it this way before!

(9) Claude, January 3, 2010 11:21 AM

Opened my eyes and mind

Thanks Lori for you enlightening video on fasting. I'm not Jewish, I have learnt a little on the health benefits of fasting ie detoxification, weight control, breaking of addictions etc and I watched your video as I was at the end of the first day of a ten day water only fast which I was finding difficult to endure and on the verge of breaking. It had't occurred to me to consider this as a time for repentance and as a way of getting myself on track spiritually. I now have greater motivation to endure the fast and I am now hoping to achieve more than just physical wellness but something else, a spiritual awareness which I have mostly neglected until now. When I chose to do this fast, I looked at it as some thing I decided to do but I'm realising that there is more at play here than my decision.

(8) Devora, September 30, 2009 10:46 AM


Thansk you for the beautiful bracha, may you nd yours lso be blessed!

(7) SUZI CLARK, September 28, 2009 11:24 PM

A wise and beautiful explanation of why we fast.

Thank you Lori. This was a short and sweet explanation in such a meaningful way, of why we fast. Now I know I can hold out another 35 minutes without passing out.

(6) Anonymous, September 27, 2009 4:43 AM

amazingly said!!

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