I work at a company with many non-Jews and often we will go out to celebrate milestones we hit.

What are the issues with going out to drink with them if I order a bottle of unopened beer ?

  • I believe the issur of drinking alcohol with non-Jews was to prevent intermarriage. But I do not know for sure.
    – ezra
    Commented Oct 31, 2017 at 20:47
  • judaism.stackexchange.com/q/84315/8775 is a similar question. This is possibly a dupe.
    – mevaqesh
    Commented Oct 31, 2017 at 20:51
  • Agree that it may be a dupe of the above link. Regardless, IMO, most Gentiles respect people that are religiously "consistent". It doesn't take much to explain why you can't join them at a non-kosher place. All you need to say is that you cannot enter a non-kosher restaurant. There may be problems of marit ayin when you do this. But, you don't need to give your co-workers any explanation other than religious practice prohibits you from attending. BTW, it is not a given that all beer is automatically kosher.
    – DanF
    Commented Oct 31, 2017 at 21:31
  • judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/2254/…
    – Menachem
    Commented Oct 31, 2017 at 21:32
  • 1
    @mevaqesh This question isn’t limited to the Rambam. Not a dupe.
    – DonielF
    Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 3:13


Browse other questions tagged .