Fasting during Elul

29.08.18

Pergunta

Is it permissible to fast every day before Rosh Hashana? My husband has been fasting and I would like to know if it’s a good thing.

Resposta

Many people in Europe used to do this.

If he is healthy and the fasting doesn’t cause him to get nervous and flare up, or cause a drop in his religious obligations, then it is a good thing.