Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mitzvah #16 - Do not manufacture idols

It's forbidden to make idols that will be worshipped - even for non-Jews to worship.

One who manufactures idols has transgressed and deserves 39 lashes.

One who manufactures an idol for himself has transgressed twice; this sin and Mitzvah #14 - Do not create your own idols.

Applies to everybody, all the time, everywhere.

Pasuk: You shall not make idols (Vayikra 19:4)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Negative Mitzvah 10

- Danny
9 Marcheshvan 5770

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