My Favorite Fast

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I know it’s kind of weird to have a favorite fast day, but I do. Tzom Gedaliah, I kind of love you.

Here’s what’s great about fasting today:empty_plate.jpg
I just spent two days eating intense meals and then sitting around. The most activity I got was walking to and from shul. I would be feeling really guilty about all that food, but since I’m fasting today, I’ve decided it’s all kind of evening out.

Yom Kippur
is a week from today. I would normally be kind of freaked out but Tzom Gedaliah is like a dry run. Not quite as long or as intense, but a good way to ease myself into the whole fasting thing.

After a weekend of accomplishing nothing, I’ve got tons on my To-Do list. A day without lunch and breakfast breaks will hopefully lead to more items crossed off my list.

It’s a fast day, but showering is allowed, as is wearing leather shoes. So instead of feeling completely disgusting, the way I do on Yom Kippur and Tisha B’Av, I just feel moderately gross.

Tonight I get to go to a break fast with a bunch of friends. Few things are as fun as break fasts.

Happy Tzom Gedaliah?

Posted on September 21, 2009

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One thought on “My Favorite Fast

  1. Sarah Routman

    This was a nice, light look at the fast. I particularly enjoyed the style and tone of the writing – she’s a favorite of mine!

    We just recently debated having a program on this fast day. Why do you suppose it’s not so well known?

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