If a child comes home every day begging for a TV, should we let him once in a while go to a friend’s house in order to prevent him from rebelling?
And the answer is, suppose a child wanted to eat something not kosher. His mouth is watering to eat something treife. Would you yield to him once in a while?
And treifus of the mind is a hundred times worse than treifus that you eat with your mouth.
That’s the answer.
We must know, TV, especially today, is mamesh treif like lard, like chazer schmaltz. And it shouldn’t even enter our minds that a child should even view it once in a while.
TAPE # E-16 (June 1995)