Today: Fast of Esther

Today: Fast of Esther

The Fast commemorates the one held by our forefathers in the times of Mordechai and Esther.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/9/2017, 11:05 AM
Three days of fasting for Israel’s unity

Three days of fasting for Israel’s unity

In the spirit of Esther and Mordehai, a group of activists are promoting a fast initiative for soul-searching and unity.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/25/2016, 9:38 AM
'Triple Whammy' May Mean a Tough Yom Kippur

'Triple Whammy' May Mean a Tough Yom Kippur

The weather, the calendar, and the clock are conspiring to make this year's fast one of the most challenging in years for IsraelisDavid Lev, 9/12/2013, 9:49 AM
Yom Kippur: Tips for Easier Fasting

Yom Kippur: Tips for Easier Fasting

As Jewish people around the world prepare for Yom Kippur, Arutz Sheva brings you some tips on how to prepare for the 25-hour fast.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/25/2012, 7:51 AM
Israel Gets Ready for Yom Kippur

Israel Gets Ready for Yom Kippur

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 on Thursday

Fast of Esther 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
Fast Day Thursday: We Need Rain

Fast Day Thursday: We Need Rain

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