Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Letting people know one is fasting


Ordinarily we say that one should not publicly display his acts of piety, due to concerns for arrogance. However, one is supposed to let other Jews know that he is fasting today, in order to encourage others to participate in the fast as well.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 565:6; Mishneh Berurah 565:14)

Have an easy and meaningful fast,

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