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Are stuffed animals, dolls and toys idols?

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Rabbi Ari Shvat

Iyyar 1, 5777
Question
Is stuffed animals consider to be a likeness ...that God speaks about us not to make? You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol. “You shall not recognize other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth
Answer
Stuffed animals, dolls and toys which are not full-featured detailed replicas of people or animals are not idolatry and are allowed, unless they’re made for religious purposes.
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