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  • #600137

    stuck
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    What is the issur of fressing on the street?

    And is eating in a restaurant in front of an see-in glass window to the street the same?

    #820491

    oot for life
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    I believe, and I could be wrong. The isser is eating while walking (in the shuk) because it is the derech of dogs to eat that way. As benei hamelech we hold ourselves to a higher standard. I believe it mentions it in brachos, but I don’t know the exact source.

    Since it’s walking, I think sitting in a restaurant even if the tables are mamash outside onto the sidewalk would be ok.

    #820492

    ZeesKite
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    Rabbi Miller Zatzal once said if you see someone eating in the street, tell him to go to a tree and pick up his hind legs…

    #820494

    BaalHabooze
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    The gemara says one who eats on the street is compared to a dog (doimeh L’kelev). i.e. it is not a morally correct place to eat. Outside is a place where dogs eat. If one wants to eat something, you sit by a table make a brocho, and eat. Ideally, we can’t view eating as stam an act we enjoy and don’t put any thought into it. Rather, the way a yid supposed to eat, is he must think (as always, BEFORE doing ANY action)that he is eating this delicious food Hashem provided him, and hopes to be strengthened by it and be healthy, in order to continue to serve Him. Eating is an Avodah, it’s another way we can serve Hashem when done properly. A dog eats out of instict. He smells food, runs and eats. Indoors, outdoors, anywhere. For a yid eating in the street is not a place to eat (i.e. difficult place to concentrate on eating Lishmah)

    This is what I was thinking. Does it sound right?

    #820496

    yitayningwut
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    Was there something wrong with my post???

    #820497

    Toi
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    yit- alot of mione arent going through either. i think this sites got hacked

    #820498

    OneOfMany
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    I always wondered…are things like gum/water included in this issur?

    #820499

    stuck
    Member

    If from the street you can see people fressing inside a restaurant, is that forbidden too to eat there?

    #820500

    yitayningwut
    Participant

    OneOfMany –

    No, they aren’t.

    In Masechta Kallah it says specifically that it only refers to bread, or when eating in a gluttonous fashion. Here is the link to the source (I hope it doesn’t get deleted this time):http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=37970&st=&pgnum=680. It’s on the bottom of the first column.

    Rabbeinu Tam in Kiddushin (40b) says something similar, that it is referring to eating bread, which Tosafos explains as a meal. See the end of the bottom Tosafos here: http://www.hebrewbooks.org/shas.aspx?mesechta=20&daf=40b&format=pdf (according to the other opinion in Tosafos, this whole halacha doesn’t really apply the way we are understanding it here).

    #820501

    OneOfMany
    Participant

    So it ONLY applies to bread? You can eat ANYTHING else?

    By the way, thanks for the sources…

    #820502

    yitayningwut
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    OneOfMany – I mentioned another qualification, “gluttonous” eating. I think that part is dependent on social norms. So gum and water yes, maybe a bag of chips too, or a snack on the bus, etc. etc., but not a bucket of fried chicken on your way to the bus stop.

    #820503

    oneofmany

    since it seems to me that you are accepting upon yourself, based on information in this thread, that it is ok to eat things other than bread in the street, as long as its not gluttonous…

    i strongly suggest you ask a Posek first

    this is not at all how i understand the Halacha.

    i dont have any sources for you

    #820504

    stuck
    Member

    Is there any reason eating a bucket of fried chicken on the bus would be any different than eating a bucket of fried chicken visible to the street from a restaurant window?

    #820505

    yitayningwut
    Participant

    The restaurant is not in the street. It might face the street and be visible to the street but it is not in the street, and it is completely normal to eat there.

    80 – Ask Popa, ha ha.

    #820506

    OneOfMany
    Participant

    I’m not really accepting anything…I’m just curious. I DO drink water in the street, and I wondered if there was anything wrong with that. I don’t think I’d eat much more in the street, whether it was okay or not…

    #820507

    Dr. Seuss
    Member

    How about eating on your front lawn or bungalow outdoor porch?

    #820508

    yitayningwut
    Participant

    Your bungalow porch isn’t the street either. Your front lawn probably depends on where you live.

    #820510

    BSD
    Member

    S/o once asked R Avigdor Miller ZT’L regarding this topic, what if it’s only a snack. R A.M. answered “Then you’re only a puppy.”

    #820511

    lesschumras
    Participant

    So, how come Boone has a problem with people standing and fressing at kiddushes and smorgasbords?

    #820512

    shlishi
    Member

    I like that answer, BSD. Thanks for sharing.

    #820513

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    In Lakewood there is a pizza store with no tables, because they dont want people mingling.

    If you cant eat the Pizza slice in the store, People will eat it in the street

    #820514

    cherrybim
    Participant

    “I always wondered…are things like gum/water included in this issur?”

    For gum you are compared to a cow(doimeh L’parah).

    #820515

    shein
    Member

    Chewing gum anytime is compared to a cow?

    #820516

    Health
    Participant

    shein -If it’s a habit of yours.

    #820517

    mik5
    Participant

    So what about gum or candy? Is the issur only while walking? What if I sit down on a park bench (outside) to eat something, and then stand up? What is meant by “the street”?

    #820518

    adorable
    Participant

    stop being so technical!

    BSD- awesome answer!!!!! thanks!

    #820519

    apushatayid
    Participant

    “Eating on the Street”

    Did someone spread a blanket out on the street and have a picnic? What are you asking? If the concern is that people see you (IE the comment about sitting near the window of a restaurant), then why is sitting around the table with other people any different?

    Regarding walking around and eating, even inside it may be an issue regarding brachos and bracha achrona, birchas hamazon (IE where is the kvius seuda etc…), depending how where you go from/to.

    #820520

    Eating on the street is quite chazerish.

    #820521

    walking and eating not even on the street is chazerish. i was in my college cafeteria today and there was a dude walking around and eating a roll or sandwich or something. i was ready to tell him “DUDE!!!! sit while you eat PLEASE!!!!” it was shnasty to the nth degree

    #820522

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    shnasty

    I believe it is shnasty to use the word “shnasty.”

    The Wolf

    #820523

    kapusta
    Participant

    “it was shnasty to the nth degree”

    I believe it is shnasty to use the word “shnasty.”

    I think tab was being a good Jew and a used a shortened version of “nasty shmasty”. Shnasty covered everything. 🙂

    *kapusta*

    #820524

    Actually kapusta it’s just the word I use to describe ssomething that is disgusting but nasty just isn’t the right word to describe it. And as Wolf said, the word shnasty does sound well shnasty

    #820525

    kapusta
    Participant

    Oh well.

    *kapusta*

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