Inyan: Yoreh Deah Siman 89

What is Considered the “Next Meal?”

There are three main opinions in regard to the length of time needed to be considered a new meal. Most Rishonim rule that the standard length of time between two meals is six hours, and that is how long one must wait between meat and dairy. This is the opinion of Rashi and the Rambam […]

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Waiting Between Meat and Milk

The Gemara (חולין קה) quotes Rav Chisda that one who eats meat may not eat dairy afterward. The Gemara writes that Mar Ukva would wait from one meal to the next to separate meat and dairy. The Rishonim give a few reasons for this. Rashi (חולין קה) writes that the reason for this is that […]

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Waiting After Dairy Before Meat

The Shulchan Aruch (יו”ד פט:ב) writes that if one ate dairy, one can eat meat immediately after that as long as they wash their mouth, eat something neutral such as bread, and wash their hands. The Rama writes that one should be stringent to wait between dairy and meat. There are many different opinions about […]

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Meat Between the Teeth

If after waiting six hours there is still meat between the teeth, one is required to remove the meat and wash out their mouth (either by rinsing or taking a drink) and eat something before eating dairy. If after removing the meat from one’s teeth they ate the meat that was removed, they do not […]

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