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Jewish table manners

Indeed there is a prohibition called Bal Teshaktzu, not to be disgusting. This is codified in the Shulchan Aruch (YD 116:6). In his commentary on this law, the Kaf Hachaim speaks of your case, writing ...
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What's the point of fasting?

This is not a comprehensive answer and my knowledge is small, but here are some helpful texts on "other reasons" for fasting. In Daniel 9, Daniel fasts and prays after reading in Jeremiah ...
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