Halacha Yomi: January 8 2018 (eating/drinking before Davening)

It is forbidden to eat or drink before Davening. This includes tasting, and even includes eating for a Mitzvah, such as at a Siyum on Erev Peasach.  There are those that hold that this is a prohibition from the Torah and therefore it must be taken very seriously. ( There are cases when eating and drinking before Davening will be permitted, as will be discussed in the following days.)