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Can I chew gum on a fast day?

by Rabbi Simcha Bart

  

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Can I chew gum on a fast day if I don't intend to swallow it?

No gum. The flavoring and sugar (or sweetener) in the gum are considerd food as well.1

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  • 1. Also related to this: Gum is not kosher unless certified kosher.

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