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Is it allowed to participate a yoga class while a Buddha idol is placed in the room owned by the yoga studio? Even if one has no intention of praying to the idol?

  • More generally: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/8713 – msh210 Jun 25 '17 at 18:29
  • By the way, the state of NY registers yoga gyms as a Buddhist religious center even if the business is not related to the religion at all. Interesting, huh? – ezra Jun 25 '17 at 19:01
  • Perhaps you should edit in why specifically yoga? Is that a way of serving the idol? If so, I can quote you a Gemara in AZ offhand that would forbid it. – DonielF Jun 25 '17 at 19:21
  • @DonielF I can do you one better, I can quote you one of the Big 10 that would say it's forbidden ;) – Salmononius2 Jun 25 '17 at 19:51
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    Yoga is based on Hindu practices, although what we see is really an American invention. Hinduism is generally 'avodah zara though. – Noach MiFrankfurt Jun 25 '17 at 20:02

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