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Fasting in Judaism

Discover more about the significance of fasting in Judaism and what constitutes a "true fast" from a video teaching from Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, a devotional guide to fasting, and other educational resources.

The Rabbi Teaches About Fasting

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein gives an introduction to fasting in Judaism in this brief video.

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Jewish Fast Days

Learn more about the significance of fasting and how it relates to observing special holy days and festival through this overview.

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The Fast that God Desires

Fasting is more than just a physical act of denying yourself food. It is a spiritual act as well. Learn more from this overview about the true fast that God desires.

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A True Fast

Discover the spiritual purpose for fasting and what it means to conduct a true fast through these five inspirational teachings from Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein.

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Looking the Other Way

Listen to Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein as he explains that a true fast is feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and providing shelter for the poor.

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