Fasting Isn’t for the Faint of Heart

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c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Jews worldwide began fasting at sunset Sunday (Oct. 1) in observance of Yom Kippur, while Muslims are continuing their monthlong daytime abstinence from food and drink during the penitential season of Ramadan. Fasting isn’t embraced by every medical professional, but millions of people have practiced this form of self-denial […]

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