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"O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the nations shall come unto you from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and worthless things that did them no good" Jeremiah 16:19


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I will answer this question with sources besides for Tanach. If you would prefer different sources, please clarify. The Talmud (Megillah 6b) expounds the verse in Zechariah (9:7): וַהֲסִרֹתִי דָמָיו מִפִּיו, וְשִׁקֻּצָיו מִבֵּין שִׁנָּיו, וְנִשְׁאַר גַּם-הוּא, לֵאלֹהֵינוּ; וְהָיָה כְּאַלֻּף בִּיהוּדָה, וְעֶקְרוֹן כִּיבוּסִי "And I will take away his ...


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There appear to be multiple issues here Nowruz appears to be a religious ceremony (Wikipedia: "remains a holy day for Zoroastrians") and a Jew is forbidden to participate in non-Jewish religious ceremonies one of the seven foods of Haft-Seen is vinegar: if it is made from grapes, vinegar (doubly so in the context of a religious ceremony) is not kosher if ...


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They knew it wasn't God from the start: וַיַּרְא הָעָם, כִּי-בֹשֵׁשׁ מֹשֶׁה לָרֶדֶת מִן-הָהָר; וַיִּקָּהֵל הָעָם עַל-אַהֲרֹן, וַיֹּאמְרוּ אֵלָיו קוּם עֲשֵׂה-לָנוּ אֱלֹהִים אֲשֶׁר יֵלְכוּ לְפָנֵינוּ--כִּי-זֶה מֹשֶׁה הָאִישׁ אֲשֶׁר הֶעֱלָנוּ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, לֹא יָדַעְנוּ מֶה-הָיָה לוֹ. And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from ...


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The terafim represented that part of Lavan's psyche that he had invested in them. Had Rachel destroyed the terafim she would have destroyed the opportunity to ever again meaningfully communicate with her father. Because she stole part of his soul she became inexorably bound to him and was unable to exist as Binyamin's mother, remaining Lavan's daughter in ...



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