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Yom Kippur

Even though our focus is on teshuvah, we still need to eat – both before and after the fast.  After in our family is the easiest.  We like to break all fasts with soup and bread.  It’s soothing and filling – but not too filling.  Usually we prefer a pareve or dairy soup but after Yom Kippur, we like something heartier so I usually pick a meat option.  Check out GKC’s soup section [1] and try something new for your family.

Before the fast, it’s appropriate to have a festive meal, beginning with bread [2] and moving through the other courses. We like to eat chicken [3] here because it’s a little lighter than beef and some bland sides [4] (harder to find on GKC because we like to think of our sides as anything but!).  We finish off the meal with some refreshing fruit – watermelon or honeydew perhaps.  GKC wishes all its readers an easy and meaningful fast and would like express its hope for a peaceful year for the land of Israel and all the Jewish people.