Unable to Fast

Question

If a person has a physical disability (such as a peptic ulcer, hyperacidity, diabetes) so that he cannot fast – then what he can do? Can his parents or brother fast for him?

2 months

Answers

  1. A person who has a medical issue that does not allow him to fast is exempt from fasting. More than that, the Rabbis teach that the same way that it is a Mitzvah (commandment) to fast so, too, is it a Mitzvah for a person who cannot fast to eat.

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