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Going around the world to break the fast

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/food/article/going_around_the_world_to_break_the_fast_20110928

Breaking the fast has its own set of traditions. Ashkenazim usually break the fast with something salty, like herring, because they believe fish restores salt lost by the body while fasting. Herring also was the cheapest fish in Eastern Europe, where the custom originated.

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