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MDA treats 2,741 people over Yom Kippur

1,920 people hospitalized, 268 fainted, were dehydrated or felt unwell directly because of the fast.

MDA treats 2,741 people over Yom Kippur

Halakhot for when the 9th of Av falls on Shabbat - 5782

We do not fast on Shabbat (except for Yom Kippur).This year the 9th of Av is on Shabbat, so we fast Sat. night and Sunday. A primer.

Halakhot for when the 9th of Av falls on Shabbat - 5782

Tisha B'av times and laws

The fast of the Ninth of Av occurs this year immediately following Shabbat. Here are the times and laws you will need for the fast.

Tisha B'av times and laws

Fasting without fasting

Are there elements of fasting on Shabbat the 9th of Av even though it is forbidden to fast on Shabbat?

Fasting without fasting

What's fasting got to do with it?

A day of fasting such as today's Fast of Tammuz is not one of dieting, but of introspection, contrition and remorse for our situation today.

What's fasting got to do  with it?

The Fast of Esther - memory and repentance; on women's Megillah readings

The Fast of Esther falls on Wednesday March 16 this year.As we still have enemies who wish to destroy us, we still need to fast and repent.

The Fast of Esther - memory and repentance

Insights on Tisha B'Av, and the laws of the Fast when it falls out on Saturday night

When Tisha B'Av is on Motzei Shabbat, Seuda Shlishit is eaten as usual, but one must be careful to stop before sunset. Tikkun on the fast.

Insights on Tisha B'Av and laws when it starts after Shabbat

9th of Av survival kit

The writer's ideas for getting into physical shape for fasting, starting today. Hopefully, our spiritual shape will make the fast obsolete.

9th of Av survival kit

Laws for the Fast of the Tenth of Tevet that falls on Friday (tomorrow)

The Tenth of Tevet that falls on a Friday means managing Shabbat preparations, services and fasting until Friday night Kiddush.

Laws for the Fast of the 10th of Tevet that falls on Friday

Chief Rabbi: 'Asymptomatic coronavirus carrier must fast'

Verified coronavirus carrier suffering symptoms or excessive weakness exempt from fasting. Verified carrier who is asymptomatic must fast.

Chief Rabbi: 'Asymptomatic coronavirus carrier must fast'

Preparing for fasting: What's right to eat before Yom Kippur?

EASY FASTING: Before & after meals for fasting.

Preparing for fasting: What's right to eat before Yom Kippur?

A healthy fast

Tips from a doctor for an easy, healthy Yom Kippur fast.

A healthy fast

Today: Fast of Esther

The Fast commemorates the one held by our forefathers in the times of Mordechai and Esther.

Today: Fast of Esther

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.

Three days of fasting for Israel’s unity

'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 Israelis

'Triple Whammy' May Mean a Tough Yom Kippur for Many

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.

Yom Kippur: Tips for Easier Fasting

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.

Israel Gets Ready for Yom Kippur; Tips for Easier Fasting

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.

Fast of Esther Observed on Thursday

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.

Rabbinate Calls for 'Rain Fast Day' Thursday