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
    Commented Oct 15, 2014 at 15:29
  • @sam, do you have a source for that statement?
    – Ani Yodea
    Commented Oct 15, 2014 at 17:13
  • yodea , see Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 50:5
    – sam
    Commented Oct 21, 2014 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
    Commented Apr 29, 2018 at 14:50
  • Maybe because by chewing there's a bigger chance that he might swallow by mistake?
    – aBochur
    Commented Apr 29, 2018 at 14:51
  • Sure, but is that a real Gezera or just personal advice of those rabbis?
    – Double AA
    Commented Apr 29, 2018 at 14:53
  • Good question. I have no idea.
    – aBochur
    Commented Apr 29, 2018 at 14:56

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