Break-Fast Means Different Meal Plans For A Lot Of Observers

Sunrise Senior Living  |  September 25, 2012

With Yom Kippur beginning at sundown this evening, most practicing adults will find themselves fasting for 25 hours, abstaining from any food or beverage. However, what people choose to eat after the fast ends, varies by household.

According to the Los Angeles Times, it can depend on the type of group on what is consumed during the break-fast. For example, while nearly everyone consumes a beverage first after the fast, it could vary what kind of drink a person consumes.

"But while Ashkenazi Jews might be satisfied by a simple cup of sweetened tea, Sephardic Jews have a variety of interesting alternatives," Pascale Perez Rubin, an Israeli author and expert on ethnic foods, told the news provider.

Additionally, some are choosing to gather groups together for break-fast, forgoing cooking at home. The New York Times reports the meal that ends Yom Kippur has turned into a celebration of sorts, causing some hosts to have it catered in order to quell everyone's hunger.

According to the news provider, no matter if someone chooses to make the meal themselves or have it catered, some of the typical items one can find on the menu include lox and whitefish, while some families offer bagels.

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