Religious group calls for Bar Refaeli to only marry a Jewish man
Bar Refaeli has enjoyed a long time romance with Hollywood leading man, Leonardo DiCaprio. Now in an ironic twist, Jewish extremists have called on her not to marry DiCaprio as it could in their words ‘dilute the Jewish race’. I would have thought that politicizing racial purity was not a path that Jewish people would have been supportive of. This extremist group stands against racial assimilation, though it seems that most regional commentators would argue the contrary, that engagement could lead to advancement, not further marginalization to add figurative walls to the real ones that now surround Israel.
In a letter to Refaeli, far-rightist Baruch Marzel wrote on behalf of nationalist group Lehava, which aims to fight assimilation among Jews: “It is not by chance that you were born Jewish.
“Your grandmother and her grandmother did not dream that one of their descendants would one day remove the family’s future generations from the Jewish people,” the letter continued. “Assimilation has forever been one of the enemies of the Jewish people.”
Marzel told Refaeli that he “has nothing against Mr. DiCaprio, who I have no doubt is a talented actor.” Still, he urged Refaeli: “Come to your senses, look forward and back too – and not only the present. Don’t marry Leonardo DiCaprio, don’t harm the future generations.”