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2017-10-01 18:13:22
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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:

  • Tzom Gedalya; the morrow of Rosh Hashana
  • Asara B'Tevet - 10th of the month of Tevet, a week after Hanukkah
  • Ta'anit Esther - the day before Purim
  • Shiva Asar B'Tamuz - 17 of Tamuz
  • Tisha B'Av - 9th of the month of Av

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.

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Hitler really didnt care about how they eliminated the Jews, it just gotta be Fast, Cheaply and Affective.

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yes, they do. on the third of Tishri, a great leader of the jews was killed because he would not believe the slander that someone was coming to kill him

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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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No. That occasion is a Christian one, not a part of Judaism.

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To ask God to forgive them for their sins, as commanded by the Torah (Leviticus 23).

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Jews pray to God, and fast from sundown until twilight about 25 hours later.

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They pray to God and ask for forgiveness for sins committed in the previous year.

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