Incense in the Synagogue


May a Jew burn an incense stick in the Synagogue? It is made from bamboo stick, red sandal powder and perfumed rice.

2 years


  1. If the incense was made by idol worshipers or if it was made for idol worship, it is forbidden for a Jew to light it anywhere or to get any kind of benefit from it. Regarding a Synagogue, one must ask the Rabbi of the Synagogue what may be done, since he is the authority for what is permitted or not there.

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