General

Broken Fast - This morning I forgot that it was a fast day (17 Tammuz) and drank a glass of water. Is there any point continuing to fast, or can I just eat at this point? Also, is there any way to make… More »
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… 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 »
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Yom Kippur

Vitamin/Energy Patch on Fast Day - Are you allowed to use an energy or vitamin patch on a fast day? More »
Dizzy & Sick From Fasting - It’s almost impossible for me to survive fast days. I get dizzy, sweaty, and nauseous to the point of throwing up. And I’m sick for two days after. I certainly wouldn’t be able to go to synagogue this Yom Kippur… More »
Nicotine Patch - I'm trying to kick the smoking habit, but I still need my daily fix. Am I allowed to use a nicotine patch on Yom Kippur? More »
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Minor Fasts

Vitamin/Energy Patch on Fast Day - Are you allowed to use an energy or vitamin patch on a fast day? More »
Dizzy & Sick From Fasting - It’s almost impossible for me to survive fast days. I get dizzy, sweaty, and nauseous to the point of throwing up. And I’m sick for two days after. I certainly wouldn’t be able to go to synagogue this Yom Kippur… More »
Brushing Teeth on Minor Fast Day - Is one permitted to brush his teeth or use mouthwash on a minor fast day? More »
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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 »
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