Real Jews Swallow

user submitted pictureRabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Safed’s top rabbi, warns gum chewers that spitting out your wad on the sidewalk or stashing it under a desk (eww!) when the flavor’s gone violates halachic law. “Gum cannot be thrown where others are liable to be disgusted by it,” he said, and added that while swallowing is a decent option, doing away with your Juicy Fruit altogether is the best solution for spiritual grace:
“Chewing gum is the practice of lower forms of life. It expresses inner tension and lack of control.” And we thought it was just tacky.
c/o Jewschool.

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