Monday, September 21, 2015

The Seuda Hamafseket

The Seuda Hamafseket
Day: Monday
Date: September 21, 2015
Parshat: Ha'azinu
Yalkut Yosef: O"H 608

The Torah commands us to add time on to the fast of Yom Kippur. Therefore one should end the seuda hamafseket at least a few minutes before shekia. The mitzvah of adding onto the fast applies not just to eating, but to all aspects of the fast. Wearing leather shoes, washing, and so on should all be stopped a few minutes earlier than the time the fast actually starts. If one stopped eating early he can continue to eat until he verbally accepts the fast or until shekia if he is not accepting it early. One should not eat to the point that he is overly fully since doing so can cause haughtiness which is a grave sin. 

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