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Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, quoting Biur Halacha 418 Rosh Chodesh Asur & Kaf Hachaim 418:3, says it is forbidden for one to not eat in order to fast. However, if it happens that one does not eat for a while there is no problem. Thus the answer is that it is not mandatory to eat before solar noon, so long they are not intentionally fasting. ולכן אסור ...


There is a requirement to eat bread for first two meals of Shabbos, as per the Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim Siman 274:4. However, the Mishna Berura Siman 291:1 Sif Katan 3 notes that Shabbos meals were given for oneg meaning pleasure, not for tzar meaning pain or unpleasantness. The sefer Shemiras Shabbos K'Hilchasa therefore rules in chapter 54 paragraph 35 ...

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