Can a person eat once a fast is over and daven Maariv at a later time after eating? or is it a requirement to say Maariv prior to breaking one's fast?

  • Why would you think one must daven first? What does Maariv have to do with the fast?
    – Double AA
    Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 15:59
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  • beta.hebrewbooks.org/tursa.aspx?a=oc_x2616
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  • @DoubleAA What are you pointing out in that link?
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According to dinonline.org:

You do not have to daven maariv before breaking the fast.

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