Question:

If a Jew has a wedding, and invites goyishe people, can that Jew give him (free) food?

I heard from a Rabbi that a Jew can’t give a goy something for nothing.

And I know goyim who were invited to a wedding by Jews.

So I would like to ask, are they allowed to receive food and is the Jew behind the wedding allowed to give the food?

Thanks!

With best regards,
Martin.

Answer:

This prohibition does not apply to a person that you know. The reason is because we are to keep up a normal relationship with him, which always have a give and take. Secondly because it is considered as for darcei shalom.

Sources:

 

CH:M 249-2. Levush ibid

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