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Monday, December 22, 2008

Recent comments to "Office Parties"

We need some sources here. What about a Christmas party? What about a party in the Social hall of a church?

By Yhaber on 2008 12 22

We are discussing all sorts of office parties, including Holiday parties.
Most Church social halls have exclusively non kosher caterers rendering it a moot issue. As we discussed, one may not attend a function in a venue that has an exclusive non kosher caterer.

By TH on 2008 12 22

Assuming that business is not a factor. I wonder if it is advisable to accept invitations to ‘Holiday Parties’ Is it preferable to socialize with friends in a Shul/Simcha setting?

By Sender on 2008 12 23

it is great, but needs an opening line, addressing wether these are business related, neighborhood social events, religious overtones.which is not sufficiently addressd by saying you are not discussing the entertainment at this time.
also, its not on my front page either, Harry.
now, can we do something about that picture? you look like a college professor. can we substitue one of you at the grill, or that one behind the desk lined with money in peekskill - no, not the one lying on the floor drinking from an overfull coffee cup. 
in other words,
LOVe, mommy

By mommy on 2008 12 23

Thank you for the link.

Don’t you think you are being very strict on Maris Ayin? R. Hershel Schachter told me that it depends on what people think and for a business event in a business district, you can assume that there is no Maris Ayin. Also, kosher food can be delivered in a way (plastic, sealed in a bag) so that everyone looking will realize that it is different from the regular food that is served.

By Gil Student on 2009 01 05

My opinion on Maaris ayin is not my own, it’s what I have learnt from my Rebbeim. That being said, I am glad you quoted R. Shechter, I had heard there were more lenient opinions, but didn’t have any good sources.

By TH on 2009 01 06

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