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If a Jew ate milchig bread, how long do they have to wait before they can eat fleishig again? The reason I ask is because in general if you drink milk as long as you wash your mouth you can pretty much eat right after. But if the milchig is part of a food which takes time to digest like bread, is one milchig for longer and therefor how long would one have to wait before meat products?

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    Milchik bread is no worse than cheese which is no different than milk unless it's hard cheese, which doesn't apply to milchik bread
    – robev
    Jan 7 at 18:19
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    Is milchig bread even allowed? sefaria.org/Pesachim.36a.11
    – Shababnik
    Jan 7 at 19:32
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    @Shababnik with a distinct shape or in small batches, yes: halachayomit.co.il/en/Default.aspx?HalachaID=5027 Jan 7 at 19:35

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Shulchan Aruch YD 89:3 writes:

If one ate a tavshil of dairy one can eat meat afterwards as long as one washes out one's mouth.

Some people are machmir and have the custom to wait half an hour before eating meat again.

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  • Note that "hard cheese" may have a different waiting time.
    – Shababnik
    Feb 18 at 6:27

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