Every Yom Kippur, I take my attention away from my growling stomach and the repentant prayers for a moment to think I should write about this. I never do. Luckily, Gabe Popkin, a friend and graduate student in science writing at Johns Hopkins, has now done it for me. Gabe addresses the psychological and spiritual effects of going without food for religious purposes in The Sieve. I am honored to be one of the people he quoted for the piece, along with a rabbinical student, a Muslim community leader, and a D.C. cab driver.
Grab a snack and check out “Yom Kippur and the Science of Fasting.”