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Is one allowed to swallow saliva or phlegm on Yom Kippur?

Question:

Is one allowed to swallow saliva or phlegm on Yom Kippur?

 

Answer:

It is permitted to swallow ones saliva or phlem on Yom Kippur, and one does not have to be nervous about this. However it shouldn’t be done with the intention to enjoy it.

Sources:

Magen Avrohom 566-8, Chayei Adom 132-22, Aruch Hashulchan ibid 4, M:B ibid 13, Kitzur Halachos Yamim Noraim ( R’ S. Kaminetsky shlit”a) 30-20.

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