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Posts Tagged ‘the Fast of the 10th of Tevet’

An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, at the end of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, and the holiest of Jewish holidays. Israel came to a standstill for 25-hours during the high holiday of Yom Kippur when observant Jews fast and Israelis are prohibited from driving. Photo by Flash90

Faith And Fasting: A Look At The Practice Ahead Of Yom Kippur

BY MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN of JNS Food abstention and restrictions are ancient practices whose purpose and benefit span across the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40 percent of American Jews and 60 percent of Israeli Jews fast on the Day…

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