Tips For Fasting on Yom Kippur

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    G’mar chasima tova to you and your family. I ask mechilah for anything I wrote that was out of line…..

    G’mar chasima tova to you and your family.

    mechila isnt necessary, but moichul lach


    Caffeine/ Tylenol suppositories are available at 16th Avenue Pharmacy. They are $5 and last all day. As far as the Halachic permissibility- I never knew they existed till my Rav told me about them!

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    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.

    As Jewish people in Israel and around the world are preparing for Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, Arutz Sheva brings you some tips on how to prepare for the 25-hour fast, which begins at sundown on Tuesday evening and ends on Wednesday evening:

    1. It is recommended to drink at least two liters of water a day (10 cups) on the days before the fast

    2. Eat whole grains before the fast, as whole grains provide us with more energy over longer periods of time.

    3. Avoid sugar and fruits. Sugar highs and lows can cause headaches and the body also requires extra fluid to remove the sugar from the system.

    4. Eat a lot of vegetables. Vegetables are a great source of both energy and fluid.

    5. Those who drink significant amounts of beverages containing caffeine daily (coffee, non-herb teas, colas) are advised to reduce the amount gradually, starting several days before the fast to prevent caffeine addiction symptoms which can include headaches and nausea.

    6. The last meal before the fast, known as the seudah hamafseket, should not include unfamiliar, spicy, or fried foods, and should omit vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli.

    7. After the fast, those who have abstained from drinking and eating are advised to rehydrate slowly, with a sweet drink, and begin eating with a snack, followed approximately one hour later by a light meal.

    8. Foods like bagels, lox, and cream cheese are standard for the meal which breaks the fast, but it is recommended to try instead to open the meal with a light vegetable soup.

    A great soup to eat after fasting is miso soup. This is not only because Japanese tradition holds that miso promotes long life and good health, but also because miso is a live food that contains lactobacillus, (the same as in yogurt) which helps in the digestion and assimilation of food.

    Another bonus to eating miso soup after the fast is that on the purely practical level, it is quick. Prepare the vegetables before the fast and then just add the boiling water and miso after the fast is over. The soup requires only two minutes of cooking time so it will be ready to serve by the time the men come home from shul.

    Note: The soup calls for kombu. Kombu is a seaweed, that like all seaweeds, is high in vitamins and minerals. Kombu is not an essential ingredient and the soup is tasty (some might say even more so) without it. Look for miso and kombube either in health food stores or in the health food sections of your local market.


    1. 1 tsp sesame oil

    2. 1 carrot, diced

    3. 1 leek, diced

    4. 1 cup mung bean sprouts

    5. 1 small piece of kombu (optional)

    6. 4 cups water or dashi (Japanese soup stock)

    7. 2-3 tbsp miso paste

    8. 2 scallions, sliced on angle, for garnish

    9. soy sauce, to taste

    10. Saute the vegetable, add the water/stock and bring to a boil. Simmer for two minutes. Remove from the flame, cream the miso in a little bit of the broth and return to the soup. Use the soy sauce to adjust the flavor, garnish with scallions and serve. Serves 4-6

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕

    I missed this for Yom Kippur. Should I fast again with all of these chumras as “tashlumin”, to make up for it?


    Miso soup is nasty at least the one I had from a restaurant that shall remain unnamed.


    Mod 42 -Miso soup is just soybean soup which usually tastes horrible. You could break the fast with sports drinks (eg. Gatorade) or Pedialyte. Both can rehydrate you.


    Yom kippur was a while ago. Bring this up next fast!!!!!!!!!!

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