Monday, January 29, 2007

I was just thinking

It is forbidden by halacha to make a 3 dimensional representation of a complete human being. This is because man is made in the image of Hashem, and we are forbidden to make an image of Hashem. The question is, does this prohibition apply to aliens? It seems clear to me that it does, as is made clear from the language of the commandment "Lo Sasson E.T.".


David Guttmann said...

I believe the reason we are not allowed to make a representation of a person so that he is not worshipped. If an alien would be worshipable why would it be ppermitted?

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

LOL that's brilliant. and i agree with mr. guttmann.

the question is, though... does it have to be a solid representation? would a hologram count?

Larry Lennhoff said...

The source for the prohibition of making a human face because man is made in the image of Hashem is Avodah Zara 43b.