Are All Statues Graven Images?

We are explicitly told in the Torah that idolatry is strongly forbidden. What exactly constitutes idolatry? Are all statues regarded as forbidden idols? Is the belief in the Christian doctrine of the Trinity considered idolatry? Does it matter? What does the Bible really say? Rabbi Tovia Singer Responds.

About The Author
- Rabbi Tovia Singer is well known as the Founder and Director of Outreach Judaism, an international organization dedicated to countering the efforts of fundamentalist Christian groups and cults who specifically target Jews for conversion. As a world renowned public speaker, Rabbi Singer addresses more than 100 audiences a year. Through his stimulating and provocative appearances, Rabbi Singer has been an inspiration to thousands. Lecturing on college campuses and synagogues throughout the country has become an integral part of his work. He is the author of the book Let’s Get Biblical: Why Doesn’t Judaism Accept the Christian Messiah?”, and is a frequent guest on Television and radio shows.

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    Anni Dhir

    I dressed up in a Punjabi suit as Queen Esther for Purim. I wore a matching blue bindhi. Someone came up to me and said that wearing the bindhi was an avoda zoreh. Please tell me if this is so, and I will toss them all out. I thought it was just like wearing make up. When i googled it, they said that they adorn the dots to remind them of prayers (to their gods). My intent was not that. So I am asking for a shilah.