284. Feeding Your Host’s Children

42:16 A married woman should not drink intoxicating beverages when her husband is not around, or while traveling even if he’s there. If she normally drinks wine when her husband is there, she may have a moderate amount in his absence. (This is derived by the Talmud in a discussion of things learned from the Biblical Chana – see Kesubos 65a for a full explanation.) 42:17 A guest may not take what he was served and give it to the host’s child; perhaps the host did not serve his child because he did not have enough and this will embarrass him. However, if there is so much food on the table that this is clearly not the case, then it is permitted.