Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Halocho #123 - who needs to fast on Sunday?

Nearly everybody above Bar/Bat Mitzva needs to fast on this coming Sunday.
Pregnant and nursing mothers are exempt from fasting.
Anybody who isn't healthy shouldn't fast. When in doubt, consult your LOR (Local Orthodox Rabbi).
Children are not allowed to fast.
Those who are not fasting should limit their food intake to the bare minimum; only bread and water if possible.
Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 121:9
- Danny
Wednesday, 13 Tamuz 5768
Please daven for a little girl - TAMAR bat NAAMA - תמר בת נעמה - who is undergoing chemotherapy


  1. whats this sunday that we have to fast?

  2. On Sunday will be the fast of 17 Tammuz when 5 major misfortunes happened to the Jewish people:

    - Moshe Rabbeinu broke the luchot - the tablets - upon seeing the Golden Calf being worshiped

    - The daily Tamid sacrifice was suspended in the first Bet Hamikdash (temple) a result of the siege which led up to the destruction 3 weeks later.

    - At the time of the 2nd Bet Hamikdash the walls of Jerusalem were breached by the enemy, 3 weeks before the destruction

    - Apustumus the wicked [Roman] burned a Sefer Torah

    - An idol was placed in the Bet Hamikdash