Is it permitted to fast on Erev Shabbos or Erev Yom Tov? I've heard about people taking on fasts until chatzos, but no later. What is the halacha on this?
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Per Orach Chaim 249:3 "Anshei maaseh would fast every Erev Shabbos". However the Beer Heteiv brings the Bach that it is prohibited.