Who knew not all diapers are created equal (and, please, God, let’s not get into the disposable vs. cloth debate right now)?
The Jews knew, that’s who. At least the Orthodox ones.
Observant Jews are forbidden from opening regular disposable diapers — the kind with adhesive glue fasteners — from sundown on Fridays to sundown on Saturdays, which is the Jewish Sabbath, because it’s considered work to perform the required ripping motion, and work is forbidden on the Sabbath.
So what’s an Orthodox poopy butt to do between sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday?
Get some Kosher Diapers, which now exist.
An entrepreneur in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has invented a diaper with Velcro fasteners, which has been approved by four rabbis, according to the New York Daily News.
The Velcro fasteners come apart with a hooking motion, and that, apparently, is not considered work.
The diapers have been on the market for a few months already and 2,500 moms have been snatching them up (before sundown on Friday, natch, because you can’t buy anything on the Sabbath) on a regular basis.
Moskowitz came up with the idea when moms shopping in his Orthodox-friendly retail store said no one ever thought about the dilemma with disposable diapers.
“I want to be a household name,” said Barry Moskowitz, 55, to the newspaper. “I want to be the kosher diaper king.”
The diapers are available online at KosherDiapers.com, and the prices are even better than major name brands like Pampers.