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Can photographs of people be considered idols? Is it the kavanot that the viewer ascribes that is important or is it inherent in a 2D image of a face?

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I read that the Satmar Rav z"l advised his Chasidim to burn photographs in their possession. If this is true, I don't know if he thought this was the letter of the law, or an extra act of piety. – Malper Dec 17 '13 at 0:14
Does anyone worship the photograph? – Double AA Dec 17 '13 at 2:38
@DoubleAA That's part of the question. "Is it the kavanot that the viewer ascribes that is important". – msh210 Dec 17 '13 at 3:35
Similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/26841 – msh210 Dec 17 '13 at 3:35
related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/29031/759 – Double AA Dec 17 '13 at 3:47

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