'Zomet' News
The Zomet Institute at the GA 2013
Dan Marans the executive director of The Zomet Institute, will be speaking at the GA in Jerusalem
Zomet celebrates 33
Zomet has just published its 33 Volume of Tchumin (HEB)
R. Rozen "it's YES to the Shabbat Elevator"
Rabbi Yisrael Rozen explains why the Shabbat Elevator is Kosher
Volume 1547 : Lech-Lecha
Cheshvan 5775 8 01/11/2014
  File for download - Translated by Moshe Goldberg
Point Of View
New Start for the Jerusalem Rabbinate       

   After ten or eleven years that the exalted post of the Rabbi of Jerusalem was not filled (since the passing of Rabbi Yitzchak Kulitz and Rabbi Shalom Mashash in 2003), the void has now been filled with the new elections of two candidates, Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar and Rabbi Aryeh Stern. The position of Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem is indeed exalted and honorable, possibly the most prestigious job of its type in the world, and former Chief Rabbis include such legendary luminaries as Rabbi Yisrael Salant and Rav Avraham Yitzchak Kook, along with a long list of prominent rabbis, both Ashkenazim and Sephardim.   To the complete article.

  • Uses almost no electricity
  • Compact and portable
  • Strong and flexible
  • Safe - has no glass
  • can be hung on the wall
  • Works with electric current worldwide
  • We invite you to our new interactive lecture hall. An unforgettable adventure about Halacha and Technology synthesized in modern living. 

    A new app, recently advertised, supposedly allows the use of smart-phones on Shabbat. What is The Zomet Institute's position on this issue?


    A gas timer for Yom Tov


    A New Innovation

    An innovative technology developed at the Zomet Institute for opening doors with electric and magnetic locking systems on Shabbat via ‘current changing’

    Electricity on Shabbat

  • Why is the use of electricity forbidden on Shabbat?
  • What about changing the strength of an existing current?
  • Buying a New Fridge?

    Once everything was simple, remove the bulb from the refrigerator - not a sweat. Can we do the same with modern refrigerators? Which fridge is preferred from a halachic perspective – a digital fridge or mechanical? When you open the door on Shabbat the fan works, is that all right?
    In these guidelines you will find general information on the subject.

    Electric Shaver

    Shaving with a razor is forbidden by the Torah law; however "scissors that are like a razor" can be used lechatchila.
  • Which category does the electric shaver fit into?

  • Rabbi Rosen, head of The Zomet Institute , displays laboratory photographs of razor blades in action, and draws the conclusions.
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