Word of the Week: Tzom

tzom / tsom / la’tzom / #fast / #hangry

Hebrew: fast (as in refraining from eating)

The Yom Kippur fast, tzom in Hebrew, is one of six fasts in the Jewish calendar. While the hunger part of a yom tzom (day of fast) can be less than appealing, the experience of fasting is intended to intensify our focus on introspection.

Here’s a little fasting humor to lighten the hangry moments – watch as Ben Stiller hosts SNL at the end of the tzom Yom Kippur.