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Gift to non-Jewish Neighbor

I work in a large company which gives out food “hampers” at the end of year to all staff for the holiday season. It contains non-kosher food.

Can I give the hamper to my non-Jewish neighbour?

Answer:

It is permitted to give the hamper to the non-Jewish neighbour.

The reason (at least one reason) for this is because you know him, and the prohibition of lo techanem does not apply to non-Jews that you know personally, and certainly concerning somebody you have a neighbourly relationship with.

See Yoreh De’ah 151:12.

For bottles of wine, please see here: https://dinonline.org/2011/02/04/giving-away-non-kosher-wine/.

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  1. If it contains basar b’chalav m’doraysa, one may not give that to a goy.

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