Monday, January 18, 2016

The Beracha on Chewing Gum

The Beracha on Chewing Gum
Day: Monday
Date: January 18, 2016
Parshat: Beshalah
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 204

Even though one does not swallow chewing gum, nevertheless the gum's enjoyable taste causes the saliva that is swallowed to taste good and therefore before chewing one must say shehakol. A hazzan or a person with a sore throat who swallows a raw egg does not say a beracha if he does not have any enjoyment from swallowing the egg. However, if he does enjoy it, he may say shehakol. After drinking the egg, no after beracha is said since the liquid volume is not enough to require it. If other foods werre eaten with it and there was enough to require an after beracha, then it should be said.

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