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Do Jews Fast on Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah is a time for eating! Jews fast on Yom Kippur, and some other holidays as well.

By the Rivers of Babylon We Remember Zion

This famous psalm is read on the eve of Tisha B'Av and sets the tone for an emotionally challenging holiday.

What Happens at a Yom Kippur Break Fast?

Transitioning out of the Day of Atonement — and back to food.

The Benefits of Fasting on Yom Kippur

Don't believe in God? Reward and punishment? The obligations of Jewish law? Here's why you might want to fast anyway.

Fasting Before Passover

The eve of Passover is the only fast day in the Jewish calendar that only applies to one segment of the Jewish community.

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Yom Kippur

Impress your friends and family with these little-known facts about the Day of Atonement.

7 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Yom Kippur Fast

Yom Kippur not only requires emotional preparation, but physical as well.

Asceticism

Practices depend on individual temperament and social conditions of the time.

Fasting From a Functional Perspective

Recovering the benefits of denial.