Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Halocho #961 - Laws of fasting

Tomorrow -  Thursday  - will be the fast of the 10th of Tevet - עשרה בטבת.

The fast begins Thursday at dawn (5:04 in Jerusalem) and ends at nightfall (a few minutes before the time for Motzai Shabbat - 17:10 in Jerusalem).

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 121:2, 9

- Danny
Wednesday, 9 Tevet 5772

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