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The Benefits of Fasting on Yom Kippur: Don't believe in God? Reward and punishment? The obligations of Jewish law? Here's why you might want to fast anyway.

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dc.contributor.author Michaelson, Jay
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-27T02:26:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-27T02:26:05Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-benefits-of-fasting-on-yom-kippur/
dc.description.abstract In this article, Rabbi Jay Michaelson discusses the meaning of fasting on Yom Kippur for secular Jews. He writes that even for Jews who do not feel bound by the obligations of Jewish law, fasting has a cathartic effect, both physically and emotionally. Michaelson compares fasting to meditation, in that depriving the body of food has the effect of "slowing down the train of thought so that it is possible to see the world more clearly. " It also fosters connection with an international Jewish community and fosters a more loving, accepting and more grateful. Click on the link to read the article. en_US
dc.description.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11976/635
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher My Jewish Learning en_US
dc.subject Communities and Organizations en_US
dc.subject Communities en_US
dc.subject Yom Kippur en_US
dc.subject High Holy Days en_US
dc.subject United Sates en_US
dc.title The Benefits of Fasting on Yom Kippur: Don't believe in God? Reward and punishment? The obligations of Jewish law? Here's why you might want to fast anyway. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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