Why do people pray to idols? What does idol worship mean today? What is an idol? Is there new idols today?
Idol worship begins in the mind—it starts with an incorrect perception of who HaShem is. It says you can turn an abstract, invisible God into a concrete, metal, wood or plastic god, which of course, is impossible. It is written by the Rambam’s 13 principles of the Jewish faith: “I believe with perfect faith that God does not have a body.