Idol Worship Isn't a Relic of the Past

And future generations might shake their heads in disbelief at our own flagrant and heedless indulgence in real, literal idol worship.

A mass yoga class in Jerusalem on International Yoga Day in June 2018. Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90.

A mass yoga class in Jerusalem on International Yoga Day in June 2018. Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90.

Last Word
March 30 2020
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Menachem Wecker, a freelance journalist based in Washington DC, covers art, culture, religion, and education for a variety of publications.


Follow your critic as you would someone with a treasure map, goes the advice attributed to Buddha in the Dhammapada. Or, as Proverbs 10:17 puts it: “He errs who ignores reproof.”

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