Section: Questions Category: Halacha
|Halacha - forgot it was a fast day|
|Submitted by Elisha Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh|
First of all you must stop eating immediately. While Halacha does not require you to fast a different day as a "make up" for the fast you missed, the Magen Avraham brings a Mahril who recommends fasting a different day as a form of teshuva for forgetting. Since today most people are not strong enough to take on extra fast days, one should preferably give tzedaka instead. The recommended amount would be equal to the cost of one day's meals.