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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Glossary

Fast

Fast

Abstinence from all food for a limited period. The Israelites practiced fasting on the Day of Atonement, in times of distress, and when in need of divine guidance. The Jews established four annual fasts to mark calamitous events in their history. Fasting is not a requirement for Christians.Ezr 8:21; Isa 58:6; Lu 18:12.