Do you say "aneinu" if you don't eat anything all day but drink lots of water?

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    Are you asking about a fast day or a regular day? Please edit your post to specify
    – aBochur
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 2:13
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    When you drink water on a fast day, you haven't fasted.
    – ezra
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 2:19
  • @ezra This is the answer. You should post as an answer. Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 16:19

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In an article about fast days, Rabbi Eliezer Melamed writes the following:

One who ate or drank during the fast: if it was less than "Kezayit" (an olive’s bulk) of food, or "Kimlo Logmav" (a cheekful) of liquid that was consumed, "Aneinu" may be recited, for, technically, this is not seen as a break in the fast. If more than this amount was eaten, because the fast was broken, one may not recite "Aneinu."

  • This answer assumes that O.P. means drinking water on a public fast day. Since he hasn't clarified this, I don't know if you've answered the question. I've voted to close the question because it is unclear.
    – DanF
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 14:42
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    @richardts You shouldn't hold by any rabbi quoted on this site. Questions concerning genuine p'sak halacha should be directed towards your local Orthodox rabbi.
    – ezra
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 15:46
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    – kouty
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 16:09