Food Experts Agree: There's Wisdom in Grandma's Yom Kippur Breakfast Tradition

Nutritionists and cookbook authors alike say there’s wisdom in communal customs for easing back into eating.

There's nothing like knowing you can't eat to make a person want to eat. For many Jews, Yom Kippur means a 25-hour fast bracketed by two meals – the pre-fast seudat mafseket and the meal to break the fast. But just because you've managed to make it through those 25 hours without eating doesn't mean you should scarf down a greasy shawarma the minute you're allowed. If you do, your...