Taanit bechorim (Fast of the first-born) in rabbinic judaism
[„Taanit bechorim“ (pust prvorozenych) v rabinskem judaismu]
Roman Kralik – Marie Roubalova – Ladislav Lenovsky – Tunde Tuska – Sandra Kralj-Vuksic
The presented study describes the importance and meaning of fasting in relation to God. This is a special way of calling to God in the limiting situations of man - in times of grief, anxiety, fear and pain. Fasting is also a reminder and presentation of ancient national disasters in Israel. Fasting of the first-born is an important event that every year before Pesach reminds firstborn Israelites their redemption and salvation at the slaughter of the firstborn in Egypt.
Key words: man, fasting, Israel, God