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The first record of Yom Kippur Kattan is in the Pri Chadash (Rabbi Chizkiya De-Saluha) to Orach Chaim 417. He attributes it as a custom from the Kabbalist known as the Ramak (Rabbi Moshe Cordovero - the generation before the Arizal). The original custom is primarily about fasting, with some additions of Slichos, etc. which developed. Today, due to the ...


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You're not meant to be sad on joyous occasions. Mourners don't mourn on Shabbos, fasts are pushed off if they fall on Shabbos (except yom Kippur)



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