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After 25 Hours Of Not Eating, Here’s How To Break Your Fast

All of Jewish tradition can be summed up in one handy (and corny) adage: ‘They tried to kill us, they failed, let’s eat.’ But not on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year, when Jews often choose to fast for a grueling 25 hours, spent without the comfort of a warm bagel, a piece of schnitzel or even just a bowl of pita and hummus.

Since we’re not eating, many begin to fantasize about the celebratory meal that comes after the fast, when one attempts to make up for the calories burned by non-stop standing and swaying. Your arms might be rippling with muscle from holding your prayerbook up high and your belt might be loose from all that self-imposed starvation, but trust us, with these break-fast ideas, they won’t be that way for long.

From shakshuka to ratatouille, have some of those carbs you’ve been craving.

Want a little obscure Jewish history with that baked treat?

Rose Levy Berenbaum is the queen of baking, and if she says this is the best cake to eat after an intense day of starvation, we believe her.

A Piedmontese Wine and Challah Trifle? Don’t mind if we do…

Celebrate the end of a fast the old fashioned way, with some Godene Yoich with Kreplach!

Bagels? Switchel? Deviled eggs? Here are all the easy, fabulous ways to get back into feasting.

Have an easy fast!

Shira Feder is a writer. She’s at [email protected] and @shirafeder

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