The Epistle on Repentance: Chapter 03 – Part 1 – video

Though fasting is not at all necessary for attaining atonement, it was explained above that nevertheless it has a salutary effect as a substitute for the olah offering. In Temple times this sacrifice was offered (even) for transgressing a positive command, in order to make the former offender once again acceptable and beloved of G‑d. […]

The Epistle on Repentance: Chapter 03 – Part 2 – video

אכן כל זה באדם חזק ובריא, שאין ריבוי הצומות מזיק לו כלל לבריאות גופו, וכמו בדורות הראשונים However, all this4 applies to the strong and robust, whose physical health would not be harmed at all by repeated fasts, as in the generations of yore. אבל מי שריבוי הצומות מזיק לו, שאפשר שיבוא לידי חולי או […]