The 25th prohibition is that we are forbidden from adding to our possessions anything having to do with idolatry. Rather, we distance ourselves from it, from its places of worship, and from anything relating to it.1

The source of this commandment is G‑d's statement (exalted be He),2 "Do not bring an abomination into your house."

One who gains benefit from anything [related to idolatry] is punished by lashes.

It has been explained in tractate Makkos3 that one who cooks using wood from an asherah4 is punished with two sets of lashes:5 one set for transgressing the prohibition, "Do not bring an abomination into your house," and another set for transgressing the prohibition,6 "Do not allow anything that has been declared taboo to remain in your hands." Understand this well.

The details of this mitzvah have been explained in the third chapter of Avodah Zarah.