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Author:  Simcha
E-mail:  not available
Date:  7/19/2004 2:22:00 PM
Subject:  Pregnancy and fasting
Message:  Help Rabbi Abadi! I am 7 months pregnant and I have heard from different women who have asked their rabbis (my husband and I do not necessarily have a rav we can ask) whether or not they are required to fast on Tisha b' Av and Yom Kippur-some have told them no, and some have told them yes they must fast. At this point in my pregnancy I have a very hard time just going 3 hours without eating (i get up sometimes twice in the night to eat!-oddly enought thank G-d I'm not fat!)-so I am wondering if I can really do the fasts (the baby is due around Yom Kippur) Help!
Reply:  Do not fast, and contact us before Yom Kippur regarding Yom Kippur.
Hatzlachah Rabah!

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