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If you took a big bite of bread while in the sukkah (during the holiday of Sukkot), are you allowed to step outside and finish eating what's already in your mouth?

  • eating usually encompasses chewing and hannas goran(swallowing ) in halacha – sam Oct 15 '14 at 15:29
  • @sam, do you have a source for that statement? – Ani Yodea Oct 15 '14 at 17:13
  • yodea , see Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 50:5 – sam Oct 21 '14 at 2:00
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...and even if one has food in one's mouth and one began chewing when one leaves the Sukkah one shouldn't continue chewing until one returns to the Sukkah.

[Yalkut Yosef (Moadim pg 143), Halichot Olam 2:pg. 271, Meiri Sukka 26b "Hamishnah Hachamishit", Shaar Hatziyun 639:29]

(Source: Halachipedia)

  • Why can't you chew outside the Sukkah if you swallow inside the Sukkah? – Double AA Apr 29 '18 at 14:50
  • Maybe because by chewing there's a bigger chance that he might swallow by mistake? – aBochur Apr 29 '18 at 14:51
  • Sure, but is that a real Gezera or just personal advice of those rabbis? – Double AA Apr 29 '18 at 14:53
  • Good question. I have no idea. – aBochur Apr 29 '18 at 14:56

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