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Tom
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Tom

your allowed to eat if your about to die or sick or something like that , its like terry G said

spearmintkitten
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spearmintkitten

Wow, some of these answers are really judgmental. One of my friends just found he has hypoglycemia and asked one of our rabbis about fasting; the answer was that we’re not supposed to endanger our health for the sake of the fast, so if he needs to eat a little something, he should eat rather than faint.

Mind you, we’re Reform. I’d say your best bet would be to ask your rabbi; they’re going to understand halacha and how your particular tradition understands halacha far better than anybody here. Unless there are rabbis posting.

RiBa
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RiBa

a pregnant woman is expected to fast….what does that tell you?

broken leg not a huge deal….seriously you only need energy to pray all day….dont need a leg for that 🙂

just suck it up and do it…its only 25 hours.
dont be a disgrace to the jews.

FAST FAST FAST!!! 🙂

eternity
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eternity

nicole, just the fact that you questioned your personal sacrifice vs. your concern over your health negated any blessing you may have gained by fasting with your heart in it. you can now wholly attend to the concern of your leg. worry about the new year blessing from the fast next year.

becs
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becs

it’s personal, depends on what you think.

purplegirl88
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purplegirl88

Did your doctor say you couldn’t fast? That would be enough reason not to fast. There is a concept of Pekuakh Nefesh, which commands you to preserve health first. If you feel that it will have a negative effect on your overall health, don’t do it. Something like taking tylenol for a back ache or something along those lines would be looked down upon, but if it will effect the healing process, you have to do what is best for your health. Even the strictest Rabbi will tell you that, if you are risking your health, don’t fast. Whether this… Read more »

ɐןןǝq
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ɐןןǝq

if i were you, i’d skip it for it year
but you can try to fast, and if after a certain amount of hours you just cant take it anymore, eat .

god will forgive you if you dont fast

pebbinater1
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pebbinater1

unless your orthodox (really religious) then no take medicine if your leg feels better fast or kids under nine fast half a day so do that

Ariel
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Ariel

You should consult an Orthodox Rabbi to get a ruling on what you should do, and your doctor to find out how important it is to eat. Short of that, I believe the halacha is that if you absolutely must eat because it will be a significant health problem if you don’t, you should only have a small amount (less than an egg’s worth of food and less than three ounces of water) in any 10-minute period. This way, you’re still technically fasting on a biblical-law level. (Note that this is the only fast day when this applies. Other fast… Read more »

WfC22100
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WfC22100

no it cant be really, your health is at risk so it should be ok, maybe some one you know has contact with rabbis or teachers who you could ask if it bothers you too much

SCA
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SCA

I don’t know much about Judaism, but are you supposed to fast when your injured?

If you eat healthy and eat foods high in calcuim it will be very good for your bones to heal. If you stop eating you should take a supplement.

Billy Mays
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Billy Mays

I wish people would learn the concept of proper grammar and punctuation.

♥ terry g ♥
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♥ terry g ♥

I am Muslim and not Jewish, but I know in Islam we are allowed to not fast for medical reasons. I am sure it’s the same for you. Take care and rest. I’ve had a broken leg.. it was miserable. edit: I have to agee that there are some judgmental answers here, and that happens to me too. I am an insulin dependent diabetic, a severe asthmatic and suffer with chronic pain coupled with depression and anxiety, so I take meds several times a day, sometimes for emergencies that could not be predicted or prevented. Still, some people insist I… Read more »

crispy123
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crispy123

you should fast. a broken leg is no excuse, only if its still bleeding heavily then its ok to not fast..

ScentedBubbles
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ScentedBubbles

You can’t risk your health because of something stupid like religion.

jennifer
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jennifer

no, take vitamins not food for yom kippur

greeneyes
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greeneyes

I’m sick with a cold. It depends on how religious you are, but I’m still fasting.