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I’m not able to safely fast.

But with Taanit Esther (the Fast of Esther) coming this year in a time of communal danger for many Jews, fast days have taken on extra importance.


Should I try to fast despite the potential for danger that fasting poses for me?

Our answer:

When fasting could cause danger, it is a mitzvah to eat.


This includes fast days in difficult times like these.


If you are looking for ways to connect with the themes of Taanit Esther

while having a mitzvah to eat, please see our article.


We know how hard it can be to need to eat on a day when others are fasting, and we support you always.

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