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POLL: Have you ever fasted?

Although they do it at different times and for different reasons, the faithful followers of many religious traditions participate in some kind of fast.

The Jewish fast day of Tisha B'Av, a day of mourning, began on the evening of July 15.

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Tisha B’Av: An unloved Jewish holiday gets a makeover

Most people have heard of Hanukkah and Passover and maybe Yom Kippur — the Jewish Day of Atonement. But Tisha B’Av?

Translated as the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av, it counts as one of the most important days on the Jewish calendar.

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