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What about attending a non-Jew's wedding?

Also - would it really be prohibited to attend a Jewish non/Orthodox wedding that doesn't comply with "halacha?" either on, say, a Sunday? during Shabbat? just following Shabbat?

StevenJ said categorically that no Orthodox person would attend a wedding during or at the tail end of Shabbat. He seems pretty smart on such things so I's like to know why this is the case. Even an Orthodox person can have non-Jewish friends or less religious Jewish friends (work friends, neighbors, even relatives, etc.) So I am wondering what about going to a wedding even right on Shabbat is prohibited?


I'll let Steven take most of this... there is a problem in going to a place of idolatry. But let's say a non-jewish person got married on a beach or something or in a hotel....I'm not sure actually.

-silencer
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