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===Attending Non-Jewish Weddings===
#One is forbidden from eating and drinking at a non-Jewish wedding even if one brings their own food to the wedding.<ref>Avoda Zara 8a, The gemara explains that the issue of eating and drinking at the wedding of a non-Jew is that one will come to do Avoda Zara. </ref><ref>Shulchan Aruch Y.D. 152:1</ref> Some, however, say that it is forbidden to even attend the wedding of a non-Jew even if one does not intend to eat the food there.<ref>Ben Yisrael Lenachri 152:1, There is a discussion in the rishonim whether one can go to a non-Jewish wedding and not eat or if one is forbidden from attending the wedding whether one intends to eat or not. The Taz 152:1 implies that it is forbidden to attend the non-Jewish wedding even if one does not intend to eat at the wedding. </ref>
#Some say that eating and drinking at the wedding of a Muslim is allowed.<ref>Yabia Omer Section 10, Yoreh Deah 13, Rav Ovadia argues that since Muslims are not idol worshipers the prohibition of eating and drinking at a non-Jewish wedding does not apply to Muslim weddings. </ref> Others argue that attending the wedding of any non-Jew, even if the non-Jew is a Muslim, is forbidden.<ref>Ben Yisrael Lenachri pg. 398, According to view that it is forbidden to eat and drink at the wedding of a Muslim, the issue of eating and drinking at the wedding of a non-Jew is that it will lead to intermarriage. Therefore, it is still an issue to eat and drink at the wedding of a muslim as this practice may lead to intermarriage. </ref>
#'''Kullah Mishum eiva'''
===Attending Office Parties===
#Most hold one can go to office parties<ref name=":2">[https://www.torahmusings.com/2013/12/bars-and-office-parties-in-jewish-law-ii/#fn-19570-42 Rabbi J. David Bleich]</ref> (especially preferably only for business reasons, such as to receive a bonus, for example), but some say that one should not linger around if it's not necessary.<ref>[https://www.torahmusings.com/2013/12/bars-and-office-parties-in-jewish-law-ii/#fnref-19570-32 Rabbi Hershel Schachter]</ref> <ref name=":3">[https://torah.org/torah-portion/weekly-halacha-5767-miketz/ Rabbi Doniel Neustadt]</ref> Some say one may not attend altogether.<ref>Shut Mishne Halachot 7:118</ref>
#All agree that one should not attend an office party that has a sign up sheet (or the like) as opposed to a formal invitation.<ref name=":2" />
#If there is no Avodah Zara present, attending office holiday parties generally has the same considerations as other office parties.<ref name=":3" />
===Links===
#[https://www.yutorah.org/sidebar/lecture.cfm/878315/rabbi-yoni-levin/meeting-for-coffee-at-starbucks-social-drinking-with-co-workers/ Shiur from Rav Yoni Levin]
#[https://www.torahmusings.com/2013/12/bars-and-office-parties-in-jewish-law-ii/#fn-19570-42 Article by Jonathan Ziring in Torah Musings]
#[https://torah.org/torah-portion/weekly-halacha-5767-miketz/ Article by Rabbi Doniel Neustadt]
==Sources==
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