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If a person accepted a personal fast, is he allowed to make a siyum on that day even though he is fasting and won't eat? Also, is there something special about a personal fast day (other than not eating) that precludes someone from making a siyum?

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If one can make a siyum on taanis bechorim wouldn't it be kal v'chomer that one could do it on a personal fast? –  yoel May 2 '13 at 19:07
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do you mean a siyum which would exempt others from fasting or do you ask whether the simcha of a siyum is contradicted by whatever the somberness is that motivated the fast? –  Danno May 2 '13 at 19:19
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@yoel, on the other hand, if he chose to fast on a particular day when he didn't have to, perhaps we are more stringent than for a community fast that has an established exemption? (I can see arguments either way.) –  Monica Cellio May 2 '13 at 20:19
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What do you think the problem might be? –  Double AA May 2 '13 at 21:04
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There are a few different things that you could be asking here, and I'm not sure which it is. 1: Can a person who accepted a personal fast make a siyum to cancel out his own fast? 2: Can a person make a siyum even though he is fasting and won't eat? 3: Is there something special about a personal fast day (other than not eating) that precludes someone from making a siyum? –  Daniel May 2 '13 at 21:46
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There is a custom to fast on a yahrzeit unless it is on a yom tov. There is also a custom to make a siyum. I have seen once a rov making a siyum just before the end of the day and eating afterwards a seudo for the siyum attended by many people.

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Why the downvote? –  Daniel May 2 '13 at 21:50
    
It's a pseudo-seudo. –  Double AA Oct 28 '13 at 6:08
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