October 3, 2008 3:10 am at 3:10 am #588386
Does anyone here know anything about them? Are they Halachically permitted?
Please post some info.October 3, 2008 2:56 pm at 2:56 pm #622846
if you take them before the time of the fast begins (which is what they were designed for, if you could take them during the fast they wouldnt need to be long-lasting), yes they are permitted.
some people say they work, i strongly tend towards doubting that.October 3, 2008 3:36 pm at 3:36 pm #622847
They certainly work for the people selling them.October 3, 2008 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm #622848
i saw this time-release prescription on the website of michel segal md:
“Fruit, despite its high fiber content, is worthwhile since it carries a lot of water in a “time-release” form.”October 3, 2008 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm #622849
anyone else have any personal advice for making the guf less of a distraction on Yom Kippur?October 3, 2008 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #622850
Leave the guf home?October 3, 2008 6:36 pm at 6:36 pm #622851
good advice ulisis.
but sometimes it follows me to Shul anywayOctober 3, 2008 6:45 pm at 6:45 pm #622852
ulisys, I think that question was directed to a posek.October 4, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm #622853
I have found that eating lots of grapes before a fast is very helpful. As the writer above wrote, it helps the body retain fluid.October 5, 2008 12:02 am at 12:02 am #622854
I don’t see what the problem would be with timed release nutrition if taken before yom kippur. After all, when we eat seudah mafsekes, the food we eat takes several hours to digest. So what really is the difference?October 5, 2008 2:29 am at 2:29 am #622855
grape juice works wonders. Drink a few cups throughout the day on Erev yom kippur.October 5, 2008 4:24 am at 4:24 am #622856
cucumbers are good before the fast. they are loaded with water.October 5, 2008 5:01 am at 5:01 am #622857
Time-release capsules, caffiene suppasotories, what else will they think of??? I can say with certainty that none of the above are in the spirit of the vi-ee-nee-sem aspect of the day….The whole point is to be uncomfortable and be inspired to do true tshuvah!!October 5, 2008 5:56 am at 5:56 am #622858
jO jO: you might have to ask a Sheilah
(L’aniyus Daati)depending how long does this releasing process takes.
If the releasing process takes much longer than any food would digest
it might be a problem.
Because the whole Inyan of fasting on Yom Kippur
is to become a Me’Uneh
“Ve’inisem Es Nafshoseichem”
We must refrain from 5 things.
By taking this pill you are might be
taking away the standard Inuy that comes with
fasting after all the food is digested.October 6, 2008 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm #622859
If people are saying you shouldn’t take a capsule because it takes away from “Ve’inisem”, then most of the sneakers worn today should have the same problem.
Many are much MORE comfortable than every day dress shoes.
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