Avoda Zara

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One of the pillars of the entire Torah is to run away from any form of service to any other God. It is a capital sin and extremely crucial to the observance of Torah. A Jew who violates this sin willingly is like he violated all of the Torah and he loses many of his halachic privileges as a Jew.

To Save Your Life

  1. It is forbidden to worship another religion even to save your life.[1]
  2. It is permitted to hide in a Church or house of worship of another religion in order to save your life.[2]

Owning Symbols of Other Religions

See Drawing_or_Sculpting_Forbidden_Images


  1. Shulchan Aruch Y.D. 157:1
  2. Shulchan Aruch Y.D. 157:3