An expert explains why the Jewish practice of abstaining from food on Yom Kippur is so out of step with the rest of Jewish tradition.
A scholar talks to Muslims in Puerto Rico and comes back with an understanding of their rich history and their struggles.
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Research in animals and humans shows periods of fasting before and after chemotherapy protects healthy cells while killing cancerous ones more efficiently.
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