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Rambam Hilchos Avodas Kochavim Chapter 3

Sunday Evening, Aug 16, 10:00pm EST

55 min

Class Summary:

This class in Rambam the laws of Avodas Kochavim, chapter three, will be presented on Sunday evening, Parshas Shoftim, 26 Av, 5780, August 16, 2020, streaming live from Rabbi Jacobson's home in Monsey, NY

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    Rambam HIlchos AZ 3 Is it allowed to have doll figures / drawing sun and moon

    Rav Moshe has a Teshuva Don't remember cite right now

    Shevet Halevi chelek 7 

     
     
    az nidberu chelek 8
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    Nochshon Mendel -3 years ago

    B"H, thank YOU.

    B"H, Thank you Rabbi YY Jacabson.

    I've been reading the Rambam Mishnah Torah - One perek daily on my Chayenu. 

    I was watching Rabbi Eli Stafansky's Siyum, and heard you speak.

    You mentioned the Rambam's One perek daily that you have on Yeshiva.net.

    I looked you up and watched today's perek.

    I PLAN to be here tonight at 10:00 p.m. to check you out LIVE.

    Thank YOU again and again.

    Sincerely,

    Nochshon Mendel

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      Admin -3 years ago

      Next Rambam class is tomorrow, Tuesday morning 11:00am EST.

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    Masha -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    There is no link on your website to today’s chassidus class...I cannot get on! 8/17/20 7:30am

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    Dr. Heshie Klein -3 years ago

    re Signet rings and seals

    What about a corporate seal that contains an image of a woman holding the scales of justice or similar, and that creates a raised imageand  which is a legal requirement?

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      Ralph Carpio -1 year ago

      I was about to ask the same thing. Upon my law school graduation I was gifted a silver Themis statuette, which I've had for years. What am I to do with it? Because it was a gift, I can't throw it away--neither can I profit from it through a commercial transaction. What should I do? On that note, as a New Yorker, I have a replica of Lady Liberty--same question applies. 

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        YY -1 year ago

        Good questions, ask your orthodox rabbi about both of these things.

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    Sara -3 years ago

    But there's so much discussion (even by Rambam himself) that Gd does not have an image. So how can making a scultpure of a person (adam) how could that be making an image of GD?

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    Dr. Heshie Klein -3 years ago

    Lo sa’asseh eetee elohei kesef v’elohei zahav.

    I wonder if this would apply to people who worship silver and gold, i.e money their god?

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    Sara -3 years ago

    Why would a non Jew bring a sacrifice to the Beit Hamikdash?

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      Moshe -3 years ago

      When the Beis hamigdash stood miracles were obvious to all on a daily basis.  The veracity of the Jewish religion was obvious. No converts allowed then. So a nnnjew might want to pay homage to the True G-d and true religion.  Recall the story where a devious person cut the lip of a sacrifice being brought by a nonjew where they don't consider it  vitiating but the yidden did and.then the discussion whether to offer it anyway,  bending the rules and ho for peace or not offer it. (Shiur on the humility that destroyed the Beis Hamigdash). 

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      Moshe -3 years ago

      When the Beis hamigdash stood miracles were obvious to all on a daily basis.  The veracity of the Jewish religion was obvious. No converts allowed then. So a nnnjew might want to pay homage to the True G-d and true religion.  Recall the story where a devious person cut the lip of a sacrifice being brought by a nonjew where they don't consider it  vitiating but the yidden did and.then the discussion whether to offer it anyway,  bending the rules and ho for peace or not offer it. (Shiur on the humility that destroyed the Beis Hamigdash). 

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      Moshe -3 years ago

      When the Beis hamigdash stood miracles were obvious to all on a daily basis.  The veracity of the Jewish religion was obvious. No converts allowed then. So a nnnjew might want to pay homage to the True G-d and true religion.  Recall the story where a devious person cut the lip of a sacrifice being brought by a nonjew where they don't consider it  vitiating but the yidden did and.then the discussion whether to offer it anyway,  bending the rules and ho for peace or not offer it. (Shiur on the humility that destroyed the Beis Hamigdash). 

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      Moshe -3 years ago

      When the Beis hamigdash stood miracles were obvious to all on a daily basis.  The veracity of the Jewish religion was obvious. No converts allowed then. So a nnnjew might want to pay homage to the True G-d and true religion.  Recall the story where a devious person cut the lip of a sacrifice being brought by a nonjew where they don't consider it  vitiating but the yidden did and.then the discussion whether to offer it anyway,  bending the rules and ho for peace or not offer it. (Shiur on the humility that destroyed the Beis Hamigdash). 

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      Moshe -3 years ago

      When the Beis hamigdash stood miracles were obvious to all on a daily basis.  The veracity of the Jewish religion was obvious. No converts allowed then. So a nnnjew might want to pay homage to the True G-d and true religion.  Recall the story where a devious person cut the lip of a sacrifice being brought by a nonjew where they don't consider it  vitiating but the yidden did and.then the discussion whether to offer it anyway,  bending the rules and ho for peace or not offer it. (Shiur on the humility that destroyed the Beis Hamigdash). 

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      Moshe -3 years ago

      When the Beis hamigdash stood miracles were obvious to all on a daily basis.  The veracity of the Jewish religion was obvious. No converts allowed then. So a nnnjew might want to pay homage to the True G-d and true religion.  Recall the story where a devious person cut the lip of a sacrifice being brought by a nonjew where they don't consider it  vitiating but the yidden did and.then the discussion whether to offer it anyway,  bending the rules and ho for peace or not offer it. (Shiur on the humility that destroyed the Beis Hamigdash). 

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      Moshe -3 years ago

      When the Beis hamigdash stood miracles were obvious to all on a daily basis.  The veracity of the Jewish religion was obvious. No converts allowed then. So a nnnjew might want to pay homage to the True G-d and true religion.  Recall the story where a devious person cut the lip of a sacrifice being brought by a nonjew where they don't consider it  vitiating but the yidden did and.then the discussion whether to offer it anyway,  bending the rules and ho for peace or not offer it. (Shiur on the humility that destroyed the Beis Hamigdash). 

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      Moshe -3 years ago

      When the Beis hamigdash stood miracles were obvious to all on a daily basis.  The veracity of the Jewish religion was obvious. No converts allowed then. So a nnnjew might want to pay homage to the True G-d and true religion.  Recall the story where a devious person cut the lip of a sacrifice being brought by a nonjew where they don't consider it  vitiating but the yidden did and.then the discussion whether to offer it anyway,  bending the rules and ho for peace or not offer it. (Shiur on the humility that destroyed the Beis Hamigdash). 

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    Sara -3 years ago

    I understand that the purpose of why the beit din studied the avoda zara was to understand it for purposes of getting someone out of it, but were each of them so immune that they automatically werent "sucked into" the worshipping or maybe not worshipping but maybe close to worshipping that idol? Wasn't there a concern that the beit din may be affected during the study of it?

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    Halacha 3 says that if a yid picks up a brick and says "this is my G-d" he is liable

    and he can't even retract. And this is so even of he was joking which is likely by saying a brick is a g-d.

      But some atheists who are totally materialistic and money crazy can say, holding up a bar of gold, or cash, that "this (money) is my g-d" and they aren't joking. If the one holding up a brick, who might just be joking, then the money worshipper is surely liable. 

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    Halacha 2 says the court should examine the exact ways this idol is worshipped by its devotees

    this is done to know whether the Jewish offender worshipped it in the manner they prescribe or not. Big difference in penalty. 

     Yet, to do this the court must delve into the minutae of the avoda zora. But we were told in chapter 2 halacha 2 that no one should study these things.

     The Rambam did saying that it was only to refute it. Can another person examine the details of the avoda zora with the stated intention of refuting it? R. Immanuel Schochet a"H was an expert in  xianity and even brought proof that according to them he should be Moshiach! 

      The Rambsm disobeyed his own rule, but see what happened to the 4 who entered the  pardes.  

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    Halacha 10 says no statues of people

    ironically in 1964 a statue of the Rambam himself was extracted in Cordoba! 

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      Moshe -3 years ago

      *Erected

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