All anyone ever wants to talk about on Yom Kippur is fasting. Teshuva is iffy. Going without something to eat? That’s a whole other story! So here’s the best that the net has to offer on the subject…at least, that’s what I think.
Why Jews Fast – TheTorah.org
Yom Kippur is about fasting. Or is it? Dr. Rabbi Zev Farber and Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich dispel the myth that Yom Kippur is “the fasting day” by showcasing the interesting diversity of fasting practices in the Biblical and post-biblical periods.
I Didn’t Fast On Yom Kippur – Hevria.com
There are a lot of blog posts about not fasting on Yom Kippur. This is the only one worth reading. You’ll see why after you read it.
Yom Kippur Customs and Rituals – ReformJudaism.org
The lowdown on fasting, yes, but also a good overview of what to expect on the big day.
Written by Rabbi Patrick