May a person who accepts upon himself a personal fast eat a seudat mitzvah? For example, if a person finds himself at a bris on the day he accepted to fast, is he able to eat?

  • 1
    Why would you think it's different than a public fast day? – DonielF Feb 20 '17 at 10:52
  • I think it could be different from a public fast day because it seems like separating oneself from community during a simcha. – Benjamin G Feb 20 '17 at 18:59
  • It may be similar to taanis b'choros…. – msh210 Feb 21 '17 at 6:19
  • A personal fast day that overlaps with Yom Tov you still have to fast unless you got it annulled (Hatarat Nedarim) OC 570. Clearly some Seudat Mitzva is no better than a full blown Yom Tov – Double AA May 7 '19 at 15:48

I am answering the OP, who is not referencing Yom Kippur. Yes, because a seudat mitzvah trumps a fast. There are a number of things that can override a personal decision to fast, such as, health, or even a simchat brit.

| improve this answer | |
  • This is wrong . – Double AA May 7 '19 at 15:49
  • @DoubleAA surely one can not make comments such as "This is wrong" without saying why? – ninamag May 7 '19 at 16:07
  • Were I to change a site rule based on this case it would be that you can't make posts saying "this is permitted" without saying why. But I'm not in charge of making rules unfortunately. – Double AA May 7 '19 at 16:09

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .