A learned Talmudic scholar says yes, but carves out an exception if that is the only way to keep from eating. So we’ll see if I post tomorrow. This one doesn’t count; I think we can all agree that it’s a stretch to call a post like this “work.”
To those who observe, an easy fast; and though I was supposed to do this before, I ask the forgiveness of those whom I may have wronged by sin of commission or omission; with malice aforethought or just by being a bonehead; by word or by deed or by one showtune reference too many. To any of you who might seek my forgiveness, I gladly offer it. It’s good to clear all that stuff up before the weekend. Party!
I actually mean all that, despite the goofy tone. All the best for the New Year to celebrants and non-celebrants alike.