Mitzvah #210 – Graven images

Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on Facebook0Share on LinkedIn0Pin on Pinterest0
Making sculptures of the human head (with or without the body) is forbidden and is punishable by 39 lashes from Bet Din.

Drawing and engravings of heads are permitted.

Rings with seals of  human heads:
– If the image is engraved, one may own it, but one may not affix a seal with it, since the seal will have an embossed head on it.
– If the image is embossed, one may not own it, but one may affix a seal with it, since the seal will have an engraved image on it.

One may not draw, engrave or emboss the likeness of the sun or moon.
One is permitted to draw, engrave and emboss animals, trees and plants.
One may not build a building with the same measurements as the Beit HaMikdash.
One may not make a table identical to the one used in the Beit Hamikdash.
One may not make a 7-branched Menorah out of any metal.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: “You shall not make…” (Shmos 20:23)

Source: The Chafetz Chaim’s Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 144

 
Danny Schoemann (for more visit Danny’ website)
Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on Facebook0Share on LinkedIn0Pin on Pinterest0