Paleo Yom Kippur Break Fast

Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is one of the holiest days of the year for Jews. I keep our Yom Kippur Break Fast light and very healthy. After going without food and water for over 24 hours it's important to reintroduce food in a simple way!

When is Yom Kippur?

This year, Yom Kippur begins on Tuesday, September 18th. Fasting for Yom Kippur begins 20 minutes before sundown and ends after nightfall the following day.

How is Yom Kippur Observed?

We abstain from food and water on Jewish fast days. Because a liquid-free fast can be stressful, I don't include many spicy foods or sweets at our Yom Kippur break-fast. Although my husband grew up breaking the fast with heavy foods and rich desserts, he thanks me every year for making simple, wholesome foods for our Yom Kippur break-fast.

Paleo Yom Kippur Break Fast Menu

Homemade Hot Apple Cider
Cucumber Salad
Paleo Mini Bagels
Matzo Ball Soup
Orange Chocolate Biscotti

Low-Carb Keto Yom Kippur Break Fast

I start our Yom Kippur break fast by serving hot apple cider which provides comforting liquid and calories. I skip this drink since I'm on a Keto Diet. I also serve one of my favorite Keto Soup Recipes in small mugs to our guests. This is incredibly refreshing and eases the thirst that builds up during a long fast. How do you like to break your Yom Kippur fast?

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives, I first published it in 2012.

Always love to hear how you observe the holidays, food wise.


18 responses to “Paleo Yom Kippur Break Fast”

  1. Love to hear how you celebrate the holidays. We have always celebrated them but just found out this year my husband is Jewish by blood as well. So, thank you for sharing. I love it.

  2. I love the Whole Meal type of posts ….so lovely and so real…
    I can see the flavors jumping out at me…
    Is that a new camera or different tequnique?
    More of this type of post is what I’d love to see here!

  3. Wishing I would have seen this post prior to the fast, I’ll catalog it for next year though. Hope you had an easy and meaningful fast. A gut Kvittle. Do you make a sukkah? Please post pictures!
    Shana Tova,

  4. Always love to hear how you observe the holidays, food wise. This year my husband and I are doing an extended cleanse leading up to the fast–my hope is to not shock my system on the day of no food/water. We’ll see! G’mar tov.

  5. Wonderful menu! I also like to serve something light and comforting so I’m making soup and salad, with maybe a healthy muffin for dessert.

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