Monday, October 4, 2010

Mitzvah #239 - Monuments

One may not erect a stone monument - where the multitudes gather - for the sake of worship; be it idol worship or even worshipping Hashem.

One who erects such a monument deserves 39 lashes by Bet Din.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "Do not erect any monuments" (Devarim 16:22)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 162

- Danny
Monday, 26 Tishrei 5771

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