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Ok so we know that in order to break your fast on Yom Kippur your life needs to be in danger. And we also know that regarding taanis Esther and tzom Gedalia the mechaber says if you get even a slight headache you are OBLIGATED to break your fast. Then there's asara b'teves and shiva asar b'taamuz, which I'm not sure what the halacha is in order to break those fasts. So could someone tell me what state one must be in to break the fast of tisha bav. And also if you can the other two fasts I mentioned before that I have no knowledge about.

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Tzom Gedalia??? –  Double AA Aug 5 at 3:23
    
Yea what about it? –  David Feigen Aug 5 at 9:46
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Can you source your claims in its regard? –  Double AA Aug 5 at 19:02
    
Please source "regarding taanis Esther and tzom Gedalia the mechaber says if you get even a slight headache you are OBLIGATED to break your fast." All I see in the Mechaber in סימן תקנ - הבדל שיש בין ט' באב ליתר צומות, is א הַכֹּל חַיָּבִים לְהִתְעַנּוֹת אַרְבַּע צוֹמוֹת הַלָּלוּ וְאָסוּר לִפְרֹץ גָּדֵר. הגה: מִיהוּ עֻבָּרוֹת וּמֵינִיקוֹת שֶׁמִּצְטַעֲרוֹת הַרְבֵּה, אֵין לְהִתְעַנּוֹת (הַגָּהוֹת מַיְמוֹנִי וְהַמַּגִּיד פ''ה); וַאֲפִלּוּ אֵינָן מִצְטַעֲרוֹת, אֵינָן מְחֻיָּבוֹת לְהִתְעַנּוֹת אֶלָּא שֶׁנָּהֲגוּ לְהַחְמִיר. –  Danny Schoemann Aug 6 at 7:58
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FYI - The Israeli Rabbanut forbade combat soldiers to fast on Tish'a B'av. See jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/…. I would assume that the same rules would apply to a surgeon that must be constantly on call and EMT workers that need to be constantly alert and at full strength. You wouldn't want an EMT worker or the surrgeon fainting on you. –  DanF Aug 6 at 21:58

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