Now You Know The Rest Of The Story..........
The Torah Matzav
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Shaya B Moishe Avodah Zarah?
תָעָבְדֵם --- לא תַעֲשֶׂה לְךָ פֶסֶל וְכָל תְּמוּנָה
there were some Poskim who opposed
displaying Gedolim pictures. Today almost all hold
that it is acceptable to do so.
Looking at pictures of Gedolim might help us & our
children to identify with them and may have a positive
However, if these pictures are used to perform
miracles such as chasing away Mr.Schwartz & his
family from looting your property, or getting rid of
the mice in your kitchen or preventing Covid19 from
entering your home, then we must ask why wouldn't
it be considered עבודה זרה.
Surely there will be some who will be able to come
up with a לומדישע סברא why it is מותר and do away
one of the ג' חמורות with just a
When they made the עגל הזהב
in the מדבר, then too
there were those who defended it with some made
up סברא why it is not an עבודה זרה but done לשם
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