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Why was Yom HaShoah not established as a fast day?

This is because Yom HaShoah is held on the 27th of Nissan, and it is halachically forbidden to establish a fast during the month of Nissan. (the fast of the firstborn does not fall under this ...
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Listerine strips on Yom Kippur and Pesach

I was just recently asked this shaila, so I told the shoel to contact Rav Shachter directly. Here's what happened: "After trying a few times I finally got through. He was very nice and patient! ...
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If one fasted on Shabbos, is he obligated to fast another day?

Yes, s/he does. See Berakhot 31b, Orach Chayim 288:4, Mishnei Torah Taaniyot 1:12. Though one should only fast if s/he had a disturbing dream.
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Why was Yom HaShoah not established as a fast day?

Similar to the already answered answers, in the sefer הדור והתקופה page 65 it is brought down that when the Israeli Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Hertzog came to speak to Rabbi Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchik, the ...
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Why was Yom HaShoah not established as a fast day?

In our kinnos (kinnah 25, about the first crusade) the paytan writes: "שימו נא על לבבכם מספד מר לקשרה, כי שקולה הריגתם להתאבל ולהתעפרה, כשרפת בית אלקנו האולם והבירה, וכי אין להוסיף מועד שבר ...
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Why are some rabbinic fasts daylight and tisha b'av is full day?

Shulchan Aruch 550:2 states the difference; צומות הללו חוץ מט' באב מותרים ברחיצה וסיכה ונעיל' הסנדל ותשמיש המטה ואין צריך להפסיק בהם מבעוד יום The MB 550:6-7 explains that it would be too much on ...
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Personal Fast and Davening

In regards to saying Aneinu, The Shulchan Aruch in 565:1 says יחיד אומר עננו בשומע תפלה בין יחיד שקבל עליו תענית בין יחיד המתפלל עם הצבור בתענית צבור In 565:3 he brings those who say one should only ...
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Fast some other day if can't fast on Yom Kippur?

No, beacause yom kippur is a din in the day - we fast on the specific day of yom kippur. While fasts like tisha ba'av or other derabanans can be pushed off (called a nicdche), yom kippur is only on ...

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