It is an obligation to eliminate the worship of idols when it comes
under one’s domain, including its service, and all that is done for it and
pertains to it, to the extent that the name of the idol should have no
remnant left there, as it says, “You shall utterly destroy all the places
where the nations that you are dispossessing worshiped their gods…
And you shall break apart their altars; you shall smash their pillars; and
their asherah trees you shall burn in the fire; their carved images you
shall cut down; and you shall obliterate their names [of those idols]
from that place.” (If an idol comes into one’s possession, it should
be either destroyed or “nullified,” .)
This obligation is placed both on the individual and the public as a
whole. It is forbidden for one to preserve in his domain any worship of
idols or things that pertain to it, and it is likewise the obligation of every government of every nation and its courts to remove all idol worship from its borders, since it is forbidden to preserve idol worship in any place or time, as it says, “You shall have no other gods before Me” – “before Me,” meaning in any place or time that I, God, am there (i.e., anywhere and any time), you shall have no other deities.
Brought by Rabbi Moshe Perets
Rabbi Moshe Perets is the Founder and Executive Director of NoahideAcademy.org, the world’s largest Noahide informational website. He has established the Noahide Academy of Israel website under the non-profit organisation - אור לעמים - Light Unto the Nations since 2016. He accomplished his Rabbinical Studies at the Chabad Yeshiva of Brussels in 2011. He has a medical degree by the University of Louvain in Brussels as well a Masters in Biomedical Research by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has for the past years focused on Psychotherapy and developed a new approach: Deep Soul Therapy. He is a spiritual mentor, teacher, coach, and healer who has helped facilitate profound shifts for hundreds of people around the globe. His teaching activities at the Noahide Academy allowed students from all over the world to live passionate, purposeful lives, connect more intimately with G-d, and reveal the hidden light and power of their souls. Rabbi Moshe Perets lives currently in Israel with his wife and 5 children.
From a 1990 address by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Source in the Good for You from Ask Noah.
From The Divine Code - In the Prohibition of Idolatry page 158
Chapter 7 The Obligation to Eliminate Idol Worship, and the Prohibition of Benefiting from It.
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