Jewish Heritage Tour of Italy Part 9 of 12
- 1 hr 16 min 20 sec
Lecture given on a bus on Italy. Rabbi Schachter discusses the laws of not showing interest in avodah zara. Rabbi Eliezer B'R' Yosi saw in Rome, a tzitz of a kohen gadol. It is forbiden to enter a church. How is a gentile mevatel a church, avodah zara, na'ei avodah zara, tikrovet avoda zara or meshamshei avoda zara? It is forbiden to buy items in a store, where the profits go to a avoda zara. Can one buy a church from gentiles, and convert it to a shule? Is the temple mount kodesh today? The menorah on the Arch of Titus, depicts a menorah wiith curved branches. Judaism has nothing in common with other religions. Hashem suspended the bechira chafshis of gedolim in pre-war Europe. One should not take a tour of the Vatican museum. Bar Kachba.