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I just realized its a fast day today; am i supposed to fast even though i ate already?


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Rabbi Eliezer Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today?

Adam: i just realized its a fast day today; am i supposed to fast even though i ate already?

Rabbi Eliezer Gurkow: yes, you should start fasting now

Adam: ok. thanks. i thought that once you ate, it defeats the purpose

Rabbi Eliezer Gurkow: if you forgot to apply sun-block and went out in the sun for an hour, does that mean you could spend the rest of the day in the sun without protection?

Adam: should i say the Selichot and the extra part during Minchah1

Rabbi Eliezer Gurkow: yes to selichot, but no to the longer part of Minchah

Adam: k

Adam: apprecite the help

Adam: have a good day.

Rabbi Eliezer Gurkow: you too

Rabbi Eliezer Gurkow: Thank you for visiting Ask Moses today and I invite you to come back at any time

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  • 1. A special section, the "aneinu," is inserted in the mincha amidah of fast days.


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[Hebrew pronunciation: Moshe] Greatest prophet to ever live. Led the Jews out of Egyptian bondage amidst awesome miracles; brought down the Tablets from Mount Sinai; and transmitted to us word-for-word the Torah he heard from G-d's mouth. Died in the year 1272 BCE.
The first man, created by G-d on the sixth day of creation. He was banished from the Garden of Eden after eating from the forbidden fruit of the forbidden knowledge. Died in 2830 BCE.
Penintential prayers recited before the High Holidays and on Jewish fast days.
Afternoon prayer service. One of the three prayers a Jew is obligated to pray every day.