My assumption is that in the Jewish faith, if someone were to call upon a righteous person who is not alive for help, that would be considered polytheism.

Are there any explicit verses in the Torah that say that this is prohibited?

E.g.: Someone cannot get pregnant, or needs help finding a job, so they raise their hands and call upon someone who is not living for help in this matter.

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    Closely related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/44719
    – msh210
    Oct 14, 2015 at 21:16
  • @msh210 The only difference that i see is that this one asks for for a biblical source.
    – user9643
    Jun 2, 2017 at 17:24


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