'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 1554 : Miketz
28 Kislev 5775 20/12/2014
  File for download - Translated by Moshe Goldberg
Point Of View
Chanukah: A Religious Victory for the Purpose of a Full Jewish Life         

   We have not yet figured out the precise formula for winning an election. The next experiment to determine such a formula will cost our country about two billion Shekels. From the point of view of the voters, a time of elections brings up thoughts about the purpose of having elections. Does our ballot really make any difference? Perhaps the reason that the fraction of eligible voters who take part in elections is constantly decreasing is related to the lack of thinking in this way. The results of our elections establish the character and the behavior of our country in all walks of life in a way that corresponds to the outlook and value systems of the parties which win, just as much as they also depend on the personalities of the elected officials...  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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