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Socializing with Non-Jews

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Attending Parties With Non-Jews
===Attending Parties With Non-Jews===
#Most say that one is not allowed to drink any alcohol or eat any food at a party provided that there are more non-Jews than Jews at his table or immediate social group at the party<ref>Gemara Avoda Zara 8a, Rambam Ma'achalot Asurot 17:9-10</ref><ref>Gemara Avoda Zara 8a</ref><ref>Mishna Halachos 7:118 writes that one is allowed to attend if necessary, but one is forbidden from eating at the social event.</ref> # In order to maintain peaceful relationships with non-Jews some say that one is allowed to attend and eat at the party of a non-Jew, if the food is kosher.<ref>Levush Yoreh Deah 152:1</ref> Some hold that if necessary one may attend but not eat.<ref>Mishna Halachos 7:118 writes that one is allowed to attend if necessary, but one is forbidden from eating at the social event.</ref>
# The prohibition also applies to a case where there are an equal amount of Jews and non-Jews.<ref>Pri Chadash 114:1</ref> Where there are more Jews than non-Jews in one's social group or table at a party, the prohibitions do not apply.<ref>Rambam Ma'achalot Asurot 17:9-10</ref>
#If there is no wine or beer present, some hold that one may attend a party with more non-Jews than Jews at his table or immediate social group, and he may eat (kosher food) and drink other beverages. <ref>Ben Yisroel Lenochri pg. 324 according to his interpretation of Rambam Maachalot Asurot 17:9-10.</ref> Some hold one would still not be able to eat or drink other beverages in such a case. <ref>Lechem Mishna on the Rambam Maachalot Asurot 17:9-10, Pri Chadash 114:101 according to his interpretation of Rambam Maachalot Asurot 17:9-10.</ref>

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