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Q&A: Frequent Fasting?

Q: Beside Yom Kippur and the other official fast days, are there other fasts that I should take upon myself?

A: The Rebbe Maharash said that there are two types of fasts that are appropriate at all times for all people. These are: A fast of speech – to speak only that which is necessary and not to speak just "to be heard," and to eat only that which is necessary for the body's health, and not to eat just because something tastes good. By applying these types of fasts in our lives, we can fast as often as we like – the more the better!

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