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According to Catholic Doctrine Catholics do not pray to Saints as a deity-thus it would not be considered "shittuf" as they are not joining or raising Saints to the level of the Divine. Rather, according to this site Catholics use them as emmisaries and intermediaries in their requests, and that the saint will argue for you to their deity. According to ...


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The quick answer is no. In שו"ע יו"ד סימן קכ"ד סעיף ב the Shulchan Aruch says: גר תושב, דהיינו שקבל עליו שבע מצות, וכן גר שמל ולא טבל – מגען אוסר בשתייה Ha-rav Leichtenstien claims that the שו"ע belives that it's not only a question of "What does this man do?" (an idolator), but rather "Who is he?". And that is why we can't drink wine that was opened ...


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Even if this would be considered נוי עבודה זרה, decoration of an idol, it would be permitted with bittul: שולחן ערוך יורה דעה סימן קלט סעיף ב: אליל של ישראל אין לה ביטול אבל של עובד כוכבים ותשמישיה ונויה יש להם ביטול ותקרובתה אין לה ביטול The Shulchan Aruch records two opinions about whether selling constitutes bittul: סעיף יב: ואם מכרן העובד כוכבים או ...



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