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    Would you eat at a Xtian"s house?

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    Arik
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    Would you eat at a Xtian"s house?

    Post  Arik on Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:24 pm

    If you were invited and say there was a strictly vegetarian meal being served would you still eat there?
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    Re: Would you eat at a Xtian"s house?

    Post  Yehudah on Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:27 am

    Gracefully, no.

    Even if they served only whole vegetables from YOUR garden, with paper plates and plastic utensils.

    The reason is sometimes difficult for gerim: We can't give the appearance that we are eating non-kosher. If a goy were to see a known Jew eating non-kosher food (or the appearance of such - like eating at a goyishe house), it would case a bad light on all Jews.

    I wouldn't.
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    hmmm

    Post  Eliyahna on Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:02 am

    I think if they were raw vegetables I would.
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    Re: Would you eat at a Xtian"s house?

    Post  Yehudah on Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:58 am

    Eliyahna wrote:I think if they were raw vegetables I would.
    Maris Ayin... I couldn't. There is no knowing if their kitchen is kosher, or their utencils, etc. If it is perceived that I ate somewher non-kosher, then it could be misconstrued that this is what Jews do (since I'm considered an observant Jew).

    So I wouldn't.

    Best bet is to graciously bow out and explain in simple terms the halachah. The only things that should be going into our bodies are holy things.....
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    utensils

    Post  Eliyahna on Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:38 am

    I was still going with the plastic utensils. lol I see what you mean now... (preparation)
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    Re: Would you eat at a Xtian"s house?

    Post  Yehudah on Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:18 pm

    It's not just preparation though; it's that their house isn't kosher, their kitchen isn't kosher, they aren't kosher...they perform avodah zarah.

    And as I said before, if it appears that a kosher Jew is eating with a xtian, others could think that that's what we do... and it isn't.

    Not a good idea. Sorry for the shortness, I'm very machmid when it comes to stuff like this.

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    Re: Would you eat at a Xtian"s house?

    Post  walker on Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:10 am

    Ok we'll meet and eat at your house then...
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    Re: Would you eat at a Xtian"s house?

    Post  Arik on Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:03 am

    If you had non-Jews eating at your place would you insist they perform natilas yadayim?


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    Re: Would you eat at a Xtian"s house?

    Post  Yehudah on Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:48 pm

    Arik wrote:If you had non-Jews eating at your place would you insist they perform natilas yadayim?

    No, they aren't chayiv. They should wear a kippah, watch, ask questions, and enjoy the meal.


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