Yom Kippur is a the only Biblical fast day. On Yom Kippur, Jews pray for forgiveness for all their sins. No eating, drinking, bathing, anointing or marital relations are allowed. Wearing leather shoes is also prohibited.
There are also some minor fast days (besides Yom Kippur) that are observed:
Minor fasts start at dawn and end at nightfall, except for Tisha B'Av which starts at sunset and lasts for 25 hours. The 3 weeks between Shiva Asar B'Tamuz and Tisha B'Av is a period of mourning for the destruction of the Temple, referred to as "the 3 weeks" or Bein Hametzarim. The mourning intensifies during the last 9 days of these 3 weeks.
Jews fast multiple times a year for various reasons:On Yom Kipour the Jews fast because it says so in the Bible (http://www.answers.com/topic/leviticus-16:29). It's the day of atonement and fasting helps concentrate on the spiritual.On the other fasts - which are all Rabbinically ordained - we fast in memory of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem (Bet Hamikdash) being destroyed or related incidents. We fast in order to repent, as we are no better than the sinful generation in whose days the tragedy happened.On the Fast of Esther we fast in memory of the Jews fasting before battling the Persians who wanted to annihilate them.
Jews have varies fast days scattered throughout the year. These minor holidays include fasting from sunrise to sunset, and are not universally observed. There are about 7 minor fast days. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement is a major fast day, which has a 25 hour fast from sunset to sunset. There are no fasts that last longer than 25 hours.
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