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Israel Gets Ready for Yom Kippur; Tips for Easier Fasting

Soldiers, police, paramedics, rabbis and ordinary Israelis are each doing their part to prepare for the holiest day of the Jewish year. Maayana Miskin, 10/7/2011, 11:07 AM

Fast of Esther Observed on Thursday

Jews observe Fast of Esther on Thursday from dawn to dusk, to commemorate the fast observed by the Jewish people in the story of Purim.Elad Benari, 3/17/2011, 4:46 AM

Rabbinate Calls for 'Rain Fast Day' Thursday

Winter is again late in coming to Israel. The Chief Rabbinate has set Thursday as a day of fasting, prayer and repentance, asking G-d for rain.David Lev, 11/17/2010, 10:38 PM