Sunday, August 29, 2010

Mitzvah #222 - Abstaining from food and drink on Yom Kippour

It is forbidden to eat or drink on Yom Kippour.

By Rabbinic decree it is also forbidden to wash, anoint, wear leather shoes and have marital relations on Yom Kippour.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "for who ever does not fast... will be cut off" (Vayikra 23:29)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 152

- Danny
Monday, 20 Elul 5770

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