click here to jump to start of article
Join Our Newsletter

Get latest articles and videos with Jewish inspiration and insights​




Hulu: Superbowl Commercial

Hulu: Superbowl Commercial

Does TV turn our brains to mush?

by Jewlarious.com Staff

Published: February 14, 2009


Give Tzedakah! Help Aish.com create inspiring
articles, videos and blogs featuring timeless Jewish wisdom.

Visitor Comments: 18

(18) Fiegy, May 21, 2009 4:08 PM

TV - Indirect Damage

I think the main point of why TV is so terrible was strongly missed by some of u. TV is a Danger - Zone that u gotta be overly strong to overcome and use correctly. Since most of us today are NOT capable of keeping only to that, it is therefore considered such a negetive item. Its like using Elmer's glue to keep a bear away from attacking us. Generally, most of us I would believe would admit to be to weak to always ONLY stick to the real PURE stuff, besides, that in most shows, there ought to be something not appropiate fall in between the lines, which even indirectly ends up having negetive results. Best of luck and try keeping your honesty level high!!

(17) Tamar, April 27, 2009 6:30 PM

Horrible!

That was HORRIBLE!!! I beileve that TV is not the best for you if it is too much, however there are some times that TV is actually good. I have found many metaphors from TV that have helped me relate to Judaism and Hashem. I think it is horrible that that is there slogan and comercial though proving a Jewish point.

(16) Michael Metrick, February 22, 2009 11:17 AM

There's good and bad in everything.

Every generation complains about the next one, from music to the arts, and that includes TV. Sure these alot of garbage, but there's also some great stuff too. With cable and satellite, there are more choices than those 6 or 7 channels we had back in the day. I don't watch nearly as much TV as I used to, but I still find time to watch some very fine entertainment. We as adults have choices to make, and as responsible parents we must instill a sense of values in our children so they have the tools to make wise choices for themselves. Mushy brains? Not really, but do we have to watch serious documentaries about global warming or Shakespeare every day? If there is balance, we will be ok.

(15) Simon, February 18, 2009 8:37 AM

What we see everyday is T.V. sift what you see and thank God for eyes.

I am at work all day, evenings are occupied with meetings or games, towards later l need to be with my kids , l also need to watch news also read some print outs l carried home from work. Before sleep l want to chew some biblical message to massage my Spirit into the dream land. T.V.? l believe prioritize the shows, those that add some knowledge or build one, otherwise T.V. is a thieve of productive time just like any other of the new technologies.

(14) Devorah, February 17, 2009 2:45 PM

Reply to Mona and Jordan

I am also plenty captivated by some of the well-done dramas and documentaries that can be found on TV, and even some of the old-fashioned comedies. However, let's face it. The state of TV today, and the direction it's taking, is rapidly downhill, and I don't want anybody I know, leastways my own family, to be dragged under its wheels! As a metaphor: If you knew that in a big heap of rubbish there were a few diamonds hidden, you might take the time out of your life to sift through the trash and make yourself a litle richer. If you knew that hidden in a heap of TOXIC WASTE there were a few beautiful photos of the Seven Wonders of the World, photos that would be gorgeous on your livingroom wall - but that if you never owned them you'd live just fine, and you could always find them somewhere else that was safer, would you allow yourself or anyone else to risk their lives to find those photos?!?! See, to me, all that great stuff you can occasionally find on TV is NOT WORTH the exposure to the TOXIC WASTE FOR THE MIND, and especially to the minds of impressionable children. All this "great stuff" can be found in safer sources, and truthfully, as in the metaphor, you can live your whole life just fine without ever having seen or heard plenty of it.

See All Comments

Submit Your Comment:

  • Display my name?

  • Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.


  • * required field 2000
Submit Comment
stub