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!
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.
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.
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.