What is KosherSwitch®?
KosherSwitch® is innovative patented technology permitting the on-demand control of electricity on Shabbat, while making Sabbath desecration (Chilul Shabbos) impossible! KosherSwitch® is endorsed by leading Poskim & Orthodox Rabbis for use l'chatchila (ab initio). The KosherSwitch® Classic wall switch pays for itself by curbing wasted electricity, and is easy to install/use without programming (just wait for a green Status Light and flick the switch).
Anyone who's observant experiences difficulties with electricity on Shabbat. Our founder, Menashe Kalati, leveraged his 25+ years in technology expertise to create techno-religious solutions that enhance the observance and enjoyment of Shabbat & holidays. After years of rabbinical consultations, R&D, and safety certifications, KosherSwitch® is finally here. And you can take part in making it a reality... Together, we can improve the world, one KosherSwitch® at a time!
Endorsed/Blessed by leading Poskim & Orthodox Rabbis
Validating the Halachic permissibility for KosherSwitch® has always been our primary objective. During years of development, we've been privileged to consult with many Torah giants, who have analyzed, endorsed, and/or blessed our technology and endeavors. Some have even provided crucial guidance on key design elements! More details are available on our website: Endorsements / Responsa / Lectures. As stated for years on the Endorsements page of our website: "Rabbinical text at the links provided may refer to varying degrees of permissibility, or contextual conditions ranging from l’chatchila (“a priori”) use at home to limited use within healthcare settings."
In case you are wondering, no, it's no joke.KosherSwitch® Technology: How Does it Work?
Like many inventions, KosherSwitch® technology employs simple concepts to provide indispensable benefits. Our technology is employs complete electro-mechanical isolation, and adds several layers of Halachic uncertainty, randomness, and delays, such that according to Jewish law, a user’s action is not considered to have caused a given reaction. Many Poskim & Orthodox rabbis have ruled that the KosherSwitch® is not even considered grama (indirect causation), involves no melakha (forbidden/creative act), and is therefore permitted for consumer use. When "flicking" a KosherSwitch®, all we're doing is moving a single, isolated, piece of plastic! More details are available on our website.
Point is that while moving this piece of plastic results in the lights being turned on or off (although not necessarily immediately), it does not directly cause the lights to be turned on or off.