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  9/23/2012, Tishrei 7, 5773

Magen David Adom Publishes Yom Kippur Guidelines


The Judaism and Jewish Law Committee of the Magen David Adom emergency service published a letter, Sunday, with guidelines for its personnel to follow on Yom Kippur in order to maintain the sanctity of the day and the efficiency of the organization.

The guidelines cover eating and drinking before the start of the 25-hour fast, shift assignments for those who will become weak as a result of the fast, work restrictions due to the sabbatical nature of the holy day, dress, hygiene, praying and marking the end of the fast.