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?


With best regards,


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.



CH:M 249-2. Levush ibid

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