Aloha Friday: Fasting for Yom Kippur
Tonight, at sundown, I’ll begin fasting for Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is a time for repenting. It is a time to think about all the things you did wrong over the year and plan how to do better in the coming year. There are many restrictions, such as fasting, designed to focus people on their repentance. The fast lasts from sundown on Friday night to an hour after sundown on Saturday night. In short, 25 hours. During this period, I won’t be able to eat or drink anything. No, I can’t even have a sip of water. (Some people are so religious that they won’t brush their teeth or shower during Yom Kippur. I do not belong to this group, however, and continue with basic hygene hygene.)
My Aloha Friday question for today is: What is the longest period you went without eating or drinking?
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the MckLinky there if you are participating.
Not too long… maybe a day at the most during high school when fasting became the “in” thing to do. I actually have very little will power to fast. I wish you the best.
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I have fasted for about 24 hours before for a surgery but I do regularly fast on Fridays during Lent although it is not so strict that I can not have water.
Not very long, at all! I guess maybe the longest would be while I was in labor/giving birth to my first son – around 12-14 hours.
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The only time I fast is when I’m sick, have lab test or when I have a sore throat. So, the longest was probably 24 hours.
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Every year I fast to atone my sins…whatever they may be.
Have a great Friday!
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Only about 24 hours before surgery. 🙂
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Just one day.
The longest I have gone was 5 days but only because I had been in a car accident and wasn’t aloud to eat so they gave me fluids through an iv. But through choice I have only done it for one day. 🙂
48 hours. In high school, I was best friends with a gal who was Lutheran. Her church had a weekend “retreat” where participants went 48 hours without food to see what it was like for many in poorer countries. When we were allowed to eat, it was the local fare of one country in particular (I don’t recall which country, all I recall is rice with raisins). Sobering affair.