What were they thinking?

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  1. Miken

    Miken Active Member

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    As it was explained to me, if a doctor says that you must do something or other, e.g. take medication on a schedule, then you must do it. It is not being freed from an obligation but being subject to a different overriding obligation.
     
  2. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Remember Christians only have 1.63% of the commandments that the Jewish people.
     
  3. Miken

    Miken Active Member

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    For Catholics it is more complicated than the Ten Commandments. But as I said, this is not really the place for that.
     
  4. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Staff Member

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    Not just taking medications! Heck, if a woman's pregnant (might pertain to nursing, too, but don't quote me here) she's prohibited from fasting!

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     
  5. RabbiO

    RabbiO הרב יונה בן זכריה

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    Pregnant women are exempt from fasting on all fast days, except two, on the Jewish calendar. Traditional halacha mandates that even pregnant women are obligated to fast on Tisha B’Av and Yom Kippur. The only exemption is for the sake of Pikuah Nefesh - the saving of a life. If fasting will endanger the life of the woman and/or the fetus fasting is prohibited.
     

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