B"H - Can we consider the IDF military salute given to the flag of the State of Israel idol worshiping? I say yes-ish. Why? Because the military salute, apart of its sheer intrinsic goyishness, is a stylized lifting of the hat, which is a stylized bowing which is one of the verbs the Rambam recognizes as idol worshiping no matter what, whether done in the way they supposed to be doing it or not: Bowing in front of anything that is not Hashem, is idol worshiping!
- This is a comment on Parashat Shoftim: Sanctifying the Name of God
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