Idolatry is the most condemned act in the Torah. What makes idolatry a more serious offense than murder? What makes it so believing an inanimate object has spiritual powers is a worse sin than irreversibly ending another person’s life? Obviously one can reverse the damage of praying to a piece of metal or stone made into a certain shape. But no one can ever undo taking away another’s life.
A friend of mine asked me about the laws described as "everlasting statutes" in the Torah. She wanted to know what kind of laws these are and why it is stressed that they are eternal (since the whole Torah and its laws are eternal themselves)?
I tried to find an answer myself but didn't get too far. Can you tell me if there are discussions about this in the Talmud or somewhere else? Thank you!
My question is whether I may view Hashem as a She. I find that viewing Him as a He keeps me distant from him, I sense barriers. I believe if I could view HIm as a She I'd truly be able to trust in Him, I'd find comfort in His Presence, I'd be more real, not be afraid of being emotionally naked before him. I need him in my life now more than ever before. But the only way I could relate to Him is if I view him as a She.