I am married to a Jewish woman and we are having a Jewish child. Not to get too revealing, I made a promise to a Saint (I am Catholic and this is what we do in our culture) that if we had a baby successfully I would do a number of things. In my culture, not just religion, it is also socially acceptable to carry a medallion of the Saint. I would like to get my child one for it to wear. My wife is acting very upset about this. I need to learn more about idolatry in Judaism and symbolism. I do not think the medallion would make my child an idolater (sic?) as the medallion depicts an important part of our national heritage, even if it is the representation of a “Saint”.
Any help kind strangers would be appreciated.