Rabbi trading cards—the collector’s choice

On the other hand, some authorities hold that Judaism has no objection to photography or other forms of two-dimensional art, and depictions of humans can be seen in religious books such as the Passover Haggadah, as well as children’s books about biblical and historical personages.

Although most Hasidic Jews object to having televisions in their homes, this is not related to prohibitions against idolatry, but, rather, to the content of network and cable programming. Hasidim of all groups regularly display portraits of their Rebbes [Rabbis], and, in some communities, the children trade “rabbi cards” that are similar to baseball cards.

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Wikimedia Foundation (2015). Aniconism in Judaism. Wikipedia. Available http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aniconism_in_Judaism. Last accessed 9th May 2015.

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