Sunday, May 16, 2010

Make sure to feast on Shavuot!


"Mar Breih diRaveina fasted all year, except Shavuot, Purim and the day before Yom Kippur.

"Shavuot because that is the day when the Torah was given, Purim because Esther 9 identifies Purim as, 'Days of feasting and joy,' and the day before Yom Kippur as Chiyya bar Rav of Difti taught...One who eats and drinks on the 9th day of Tishrei (the day before Yom Kippur) is as though he had fasted on the 9th and the 10th."

(Talmud, Pesachim 68b)

Have a great day,

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