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I was just wondering about the halachos of waking up to eat before a fast day. If one had intention, is it best to wake up, wash negal vasser, get dressed, go to bathroom say Al Netilas Yadaim, Asher Yatzar and Elokai Neshama and then eat? Or should one eat before reciting these?

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According to rambam, if you went to sleep you can't eat again even if you woke up before the fast started. – MoriDoweedhYaa3qob Dec 24 '13 at 23:24
@MoriDoweedhYaa3gob Where does he say that if you intended to wake up before the fast it still counts as if the fast started? – Double AA Dec 24 '13 at 23:32
@DoubleAA ח תַּעְנִיּוֹת אֵלּוּ שֶׁמִּתְעַנִּין עַל הַצָּרוֹת--אֵין מִתְעַנִּין בָּהֶן לֹא עֻבְרוֹת, וְלֹא מְנִיקוֹת, וְלֹא קְטַנִּים; וּמֻתָּרִין לֶאֱכֹל בַּלַּיְלָה, אַף עַל פִּי שֶׁמִּתְעַנִּין לְמָחָר--חוּץ מִתַּעְנִית הַמָּטָר, כְּמוֹ שֶׁיִּתְבָּאַר. וְכָל תַּעְנִית שֶׁאוֹכְלִין בָּהּ בַּלַּיְלָה, בֵּין צִבּוּר בֵּין יָחִיד--הֲרֵי זֶה אוֹכֵל וְשׁוֹתֶה, עַד שֶׁיַּעֲלֶה עַמּוּד הַשַּׁחַר: וְהוּא, שֶׁלֹּא יָשַׁן; אֲבָל אִם יָשַׁן, אֵינוּ חוֹזֵר וְאוֹכֵל. – MoriDoweedhYaa3qob Dec 25 '13 at 9:48
What does this have to do with a fast? – WAF Dec 25 '13 at 11:58
See @DoubleAA's comments for more duplicates of this question and some answers to it: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/20710/3 – WAF Dec 25 '13 at 14:08

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