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Can we use the set Transmitter-Receiver on Shabbat or on Jewish Holidays?

I started to develop for my wife, that had hearing problem, a solution for her to be able to communicate with me. The solution was the Transmitter-Receiver set. Then she needed to follow services at the synagogue on Shabbat and on holidays. We decided to get an authorization from the Tsomet Institute. The Tsomet company has developed solutions for operating electrical appliances on Shabbat and other Jewish holidays. Appliances made by the institute are used in Jewish observant homes, as well as in public organizations such as hospitals, the Israel Police and the Israel Defense Forces. We got the authorization from the Tsomet Institute to use the Transmitter-Receiver set on Shabbat and on the Jewish Holidays for Hearing Impaired people

The Halachic-Technical Certificate

Tsomet

The Zomet Institute (Hebrew: מכון צומת‎, Makhon Tzomet, Tzomet being an acronym for Tzevtei Mada veTorah (Hebrew: צוותי מדע ותורה‎), lit. Teams of Science and Torah) is an Israeli high-tech non-profit organization specializing in IT equipment and electronic appliances designed to meet Halakha.

It was established inAlon Shvut byYisrael Rosen Yisrael Rosen (1941-2017), who also founded and headed the Administration of Conversion toJudaism of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.[1] Later, he served as a Dayan – Rabbinic Judge on the Beit Din for Conversion.[2]

The company has developed solutions for operating electrical
appliances on the Shabbat and other Jewish holidays Appliances made by the institute are used in Jewish observant homes, [3] [4] as well as in public organizations such as hospitals, [5] the Israel Police [6]and the Israel Defense Forces.[7][8]

Although the Zomet Institute is affiliated with Modern Orthodox Judaism,[9] Rozen often consults other rabbis and his halachic rulings have received endorsements from authorities including the late RabbiShlomo Zalman Auerbach[10][11] and Rabbi Yehoshua Neuwir

Can the Transmitter -Receiver set be used on Shabbat by people that need to respect Social Distancing?

Because of the Corona Virus and the Social Distancing obligation can we consider ourselves to be impaired hearing since we have to hear from a distance of at least 2m.

Only a Rabbinic authority can extend this Halachic-Technical Certificate

A receiver and its protection device for Shabbat

A plastic bracket has been designed so that all buttons for changing the receiver configuration or transmitter configuration are locked when the receiver or when the transmitter is flipped over on the plastic bracket

The Transmitter and the Receiver can stay powered for 15 hours non stop. The use of a shabbat timer may allow you to use the transmitter and the receiver for 3 consecutive days

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