Avi Liberman

“Kosher Switch” Makers Look To Expand Products

The makers of the controversial “Kosher Switch”, which allows Jews who are Sabbath observant, to turn off and on lights are looking to expand the products they make. Traditionally, lights are not switched off and on during the Sabbath and the Kosher Switch caused much controversy when introduced, as scientifically, it was shown to only interrupt already flowing electrical outputs as opposed to completing or disconnecting a circuit, forbidden on the Sabbath. While technically not a violation, many feel it is not in the spirit of the day. Rabbi Jason Lerman of Hackensack New Jersey had this to say, “Sure it’s technically allowed, but the idea of resting on the Sabbath and the light being ‘on or off for you’ loses significance.”

Rabbi Max Fuller who works for the company that makes the Kosher Switch has a different perspective. “I don’t understand? I mean we are coming this close to finding a way to text and use your computer also, and no one appreciates it. Soon it won’t even feel like Shabbat. It’s gonna be awesome!!” Rabbi Fuller also gave some insight into products the company is developing that have nothing to do with the Sabbath. “We are currently looking into a toupee that looks just like real hair so men won’t have to wear a kippah. Your head is covered, but you can still totally walk down the street and no one would know you are Jewish. I mean, how sweet is that?” Rabbi Fuller said the company is also looking into mezuzas that blend into doorways, as well as a flesh colored phylacteries, more commonly known as “tfillin” straps, that would completely camouflage them on the wearers arm.

Rabbi Fuller went on to say, “Our goal is to basically keep within the boundaries of the law, but barely. I mean seriously, just barely. Whatever we can get away with, we’re gonna try. One day, we hope to see Jews walk down the street, on the Sabbath, and some gentile may say, ‘Hey is that guy even Jewish? I have no idea.’ We’re not there yet, but God willing, we will be soon.” Rabbi Fuller is also working with a lab that will modify Matzah on a molecsular level to rise looking like bread, eliminating what is currently used on Passover. He hopes to introduce it to the market by next spring.

About the Author
Avi Liberman is a stand-up comic who was born in Israel, raised in Texas and now lives in Los Angeles. Avi founded Comedy for Koby, a bi-annual tour of Israel featuring some of America's top stand-up comedians.
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