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More than one Israeli has told me that women in Israel don't fast. More specifically, that a large percentage of otherwise observant (healthy, non-pregnant, non-nursing) Jewish women in Israel do not fast on the Jewish public fasts (with the exception of 9 Av and Yom Kipur, when they do fast). Note that this was said about women only: observant men do fast.

Does anyone have statistics or any indication of the extent to which this is true? For example, have any pos'kim or (l'havdil) magazine articles mentioned it as a common trend?

Specific statistics would be ideal.

  • VTC as about Jews not Judaism? – mevaqesh Sep 16 '15 at 16:31
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    @mevaqesh It's about omitting the (Judaism) practice of fasting on a (Judaism) fast day. How much more about Judaism can it be? – msh210 Sep 16 '15 at 16:33
  • It appears to be asking about statistics of Jews, in contradistinction to your other question which asks for religious justification. – mevaqesh Sep 16 '15 at 16:35
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    @mevaqesh I'm glad my intent came through to the written word. May all our efforts be similarly crowned with success. – msh210 Sep 16 '15 at 16:39
  • looks like you posted a very similar question to this – CashCow Sep 16 '15 at 16:59

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