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Is it Allowed to Benefit from an Animal Used for Idol Worship?

Updated: Sep 13, 2022

Divine Code for September 9, 2022

Today: Pages 168-169

From topic 8:1 -- 8:5

If an act related to idolatry is committed upon an animal which involves a physical change in its body (as opposed to worshiping it from a distance, which does not involve any manipulation of the animal), then the animal becomes forbidden to benefit from.

But if a person merely moves or waves it as a service of idol worship, this does not make the animal prohibited for benefit, since the body of the animal has not been changed.

If one sacrificed someone else's animal to an idol, or performed some other act of idolatry with it that physically altered it (for example, if one begins to make a slaughtering cut on his friend's animal for the sake of an idol), the animal becomes forbidden.

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