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Is a Jew allowed to live in a place which has brazen Avodah Zarah? I'm talking about places like India, China and Cambodia. While Christians worship idols as well they say that doing so is wrong. I'm talking about living amongst people who not only worship idols but say that it is the right thing to do. What is the halacha on this?

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    Thanks for the edit. I'm uncertain of there being an outright halacha against this. I'm sure that if the government coerced people into practicing idolatry, one shouldn't live there or if already there, one should leave, if possible. (Esp. in cases where one might be killed for not performing idolatry, as one cannot intentionally "kill himself".) Barring that, The Tosefta that's included in Siddurim as the "Pirkei Avot ch. 6" cites a story that one should not live anywhere that is completely devoid of Torah. That's "stricter" than an A.Z. place. – DanF Feb 8 at 16:29
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    @DanF That case isn't really comparable. There could be a place with a strong Jewish community but where the non-Jews are deeply into idolatry. Bavel was that way for many centuries until Islam showed up. – Heshy Feb 8 at 17:32

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