3. If one will be saying Selichos without a minyan, then he should not say the 13 Midos Harachamim — the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy — or any references to them, such as “uzechor lanu hayom bris shelosh esrei.” He also needs to omit the requests which are in Aramaic, such as “Machei umasei.”

However, if he will read the 13 Midos Harachamim with the proper cantillation as if he were reading it from the Torah, he is permitted to say it. The other above-mentioned sections should still be omitted1.

According to some opinions, the only section in Selichos that should not be said by an individual davening alone is the 13 Midos Harachamim2.

4. One who is traveling on a fast day must still fast, despite the hardships involved3.

5. When one leaves on a fast day from a place where the fast ends at a different time than in the city where he will be arriving, his fast concludes at the time that is observed in the city of arrival. This applies whether the fast will be shortened or lengthened4.

6. One who is traveling on a fast day and who will be crossing the International Dateline, should discontinue his fast based upon his location at the start of his fast. The next day, when he finds himself in a locale where they are observing the fast, and since he has already fasted the day before, he should eat only in privacy so that no one sees him disregarding the local observance5.

7. In a situation where one leaves on a trip during a fast day and will not arrive at his destination until after the fast has already ended there (e.g. he departs from New York on a flight leaving 10:00 a.m. of a fast day and travels to Eretz Yisrael arriving the morning of the following day, Israeli time), it is the author’s understanding that he would conclude his fast based on when the fast ends at his starting-point.