Thursday, 11 August 2011

KSA 167:12 v'sheim Elohim Acheirim Lo Sazkiru

I posed this query on the Kitzur List -

«Kitzur SA states it is assur to use the names of idols

Tammuz is the name of a Babylonian god

Q: What's the heter to use that name for a month?»


Here is a fascinating Response

Astro Torah: Avodah Zarah in our Calendar?

http://astrotorah.weeklyshtikle.com/2011/06/avodah-zarah-in-our-calendar.html

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Also I'm told Sefer Hatoda'ah address this

Shalom,
RRW

1 comment:

micha said...

The same generation that thought it was okay to adopt Tammuz as a month name called little Hadasah after the goddess Ishtar (a/k/a Isis, Asheira, Aphrodite), and one of the Sanhedrin would go by a reference to Marduk (who the Canaanites called Molekh).