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In Rabbinic Judaism, bechorim, or first born children- male children that is (of course)- have to fast on the day preceeding the first night of Passover. This is in commemoration of the Slaying of the First Born, when God killed all the first born children and animals in Egypt and freed the Jewish slaves. Only the Jewish first born survived, and they are supposed to fast in gratitude.

Traditionally, though, this fast is typically circumvented by a Seudat Mitzvah- literally "commanded meal"- in the form of a siyyum, or celebration for the completion of some portion of learning.

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