Hi, the person who is blessed to read this blog. (joking, haha)
So this past Wednesday, 9/23/15 was Yom Kippur, and it was my first time fasting. I am a Jewish girl, but my family isn't religious, so I was the only one who fasted. Of course I didn't know we had to go to the temple, so I didn't but I did fast all day.
Yom Kippur is a day where we fast to make our sins go away, and we fast and pray all day. You start to celebrate Yom Kippur when we become Bat or Bar Mitzvah age. Children as young as 9 could skip a meal, or two. The elderly and sick are not allowed to fast.
We are supposed to fast from Tuesday 6:33 pm, to 7:45 pm Wednesday. I kind of cheated because I had no clue we were supposed to do that. I researched when to stop fasting, but the internet or the Jewish Holidays Book didn't tell me. Instead I stopped at 6:50 pm, and ate a lot, that was a huge mistake.
Yom Kippur also made me think of the stuff that I'm thankful for like food, shelter, family, and friends, which a lot of people don't have. I prayed to God throughout the day and felt proud of myself for fasting.
When I woke up (On Wednesday) I felt a little nauseous, and hungry, but it was nothing compared to later. Later I started to feel dizzy and lightheaded from not eating. My stomach would growl for food, and watching my family eat was no help. Throughout the day, I would get hungry, but it was manageable, even though I wouldn't last two days.
All day I was reading or I was around the house doing nothing. As soon as 6:50 came, I was excited to eat but was that a mistake. Since I was hungry I ate a lot which made me feel full and sick. The next day 9/24/15, all day I felt hungry/full, not sure which one.
Even though I violated some rules, I'm still proud of myself for trying, and next year I will do better and go to the temple next year. I will also do the producers and the rules that I broke, I won't break them again.
Thank you for reading my blog post, (even though it was a lot). If you fasted feel free to comment.